REI #OptOutside

We recently had the great pleasure of making this film with Peepshow Collective’s Pete Mellor and Jenny Bowers. Made for American outdoor company REI through Futerra, the film explores humanity’s retreat inside leading to the present day where, on average, we now spend 95% of our time indoors. REI aims to encourage people to #OptOutside and re-engage with their surroundings.

The ego has landed

Over the past year “Aftermath” has been in 24 festivals all over the world! We put this ego-boosting new thumbnail together to celebrate. check out the film here

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Watercolour Challenge

Our good friend and tip-top animator Alex Potts can currently be found working on his new graphic novel at Trunk HQ. It’s amazing seeing his beautiful work being created in real life with pencil, ink and watercolours. you can check out Alex’s work here
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Filth

After three weeks it’s getting a bit awkward waiting for that RASCAL John Harmer to wash his palette
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Balls

More happy Radiation memories
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Ouch

My Scissor-hands ache just looking at this
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Modern technology

Rich made this complicated and intricate piece of technology for our Radiation shoot….it didn’t work
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The Imaginary Friend Society Presents: Radiation

We were beyond thrilled when the guys from RPA got in touch and asked us to make a film for their “Imaginary Friends Society” project for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The project was aimed at children and their families facing a brain tumour diagnosis. In total twenty films were made, each one explaining a different aspect of cancer treatment and what could be expected. Our film “Radiation” explains how radiation treatment works.

We threw ourselves head first into this and completed this film in seven weeks flat. There were a lot of late nights and long weekends but we are really pleased with the end result.

When we were planning the film we decided to try out several different animation techniques….it seemed like a decent idea until we realised there were sets to be built, cars to be sculpted, balls to be wrangled and a few THOUSAND frames of artwork to be individually cut out.
There was also music to be composed, 2d animation to be drawn, props to be sourced, two voice records, a three day shoot that turned into a seven day shoot, a tonne of compositing…. let’s just say it was hard.

Once again we got to work with the excellent Julian Rhind-Tutt who provides the voice of Walter and we were thrilled to work with Jane Horrocks who, it turns out, does an excellent pig.

So many people and businesses kindly donated their time and energy into this project, we couldn’t have done it without them.

We felt honoured to be asked to participate in this project for such a great cause and alongside some of our favourite animation companies from all across the world including Psyop, Hornet, The Mill, Not To Scale, Lobo, Gentleman Scholar, Giant Ant, Strange Beast… among many others. Check out the other films here