A bold and exhilarating animated 2D film created by Nexus Studios’ duo Smith & Foulkes in collaboration with Y&R London is at the centre of the BBC’s ‘The Fearless are Here’ campaign that heralds the arrival of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Via the thrilling and abstract journey of a luger, skier, curler, snowboarder, ski jumper and ice skater, the film depicts the psychological and physical obstacles Winter Olympics athletes face in their quest to be the best in the world. From the beginning, the ambition was to focus on the feeling that fear and anxiety induce in top level athletes rather than simply represent it as a physical monster. The creative focus became how to dramatise the negative emotions that must be conquered in order to succeed. This drove the team towards a more shapeshifting, morphing animation style. Smith & Foulkes researched live action filming techniques for action sports in the quest to achieve an authentic sense of movement through a 3D space and a team of artists at Nexus Studios worked to create the entirely 2D spot which was drawn and animated in a virtual environment using emerging VR cinematography software. Working in this way and with a perceivable depth provided the ideal testing ground and enabled the team to experiment at an early stage and consider different camera angles, just as if you were shooting in live action and with the sensibility of having a handheld camera. Agency: Y&R London Executive Creative Director: Mark Roalfe Creatives: Gavin McGrath Jim Bolton Psembi Kinstan Agency Producer: Kat Maidment Production Company: Nexus Studios Directors: Smith & Foulkes Executive Creative Director: Chris O’Reilly Producer: Tracey Cooper Production Manager: Rebecca Archer Animation Supervisor: Michal Firkowski Art Directors: Alice Duke Shen Yi Design: Callum Strachan David Feliu Jamie Jones Maxime Dupuy Melanie Climent Animation Lead: Bishoy Gendi Animation: Duncan Gist Hozen Britto Ines Scheiber Peter Lowey FX Animation: Frankie Swan Ines Scheiber Clean Up Animation: Christina Nerland Duane Uba Giacomo Autili Judit Boor Compositing Lead: Abel Kohen Compositing: Chris Moran Daniele Baiardini Elliott Kajdan John Taylor Edit: Dave Slade James Alexander Sound Design: Anthony Moore @ Factory Music Production: Native Music Composer: Fred Ashworth
On a distant ocean, two pirates, Redbeard and Bluebeard, share a bottle of rum, as well as the spoils from their latest haul of booty. A cheerful truce exists between the two men as they divide all the plunder exactly in half… that is until the cabin boy lifts the lid on an unusually long casket. Director - Russell Haigh VFX, Compositing, Colour Grade - Jeff Dillon Music and Foley - Jon Fox RUM - a short film from Dark Barn Films: www.darkbarnfilms.com FESTIVAL ENTRIES: Oxford International Film Festival - Winner (Best Animation) Portsmouth International Film Festival - Winner (Best Sound Design) Canterbury Anifest - Runner Up (Best Animation) Oaxaca Filmfest - Official Selection Montreal Stop Motion Festival - Official Selection ANIMA Film Festival - Official Selection Atlanta Film Festival - Official Selection Riverrun International Film Festival - Official Selection Julien Dubuque International Film Festival - Official Selection London Independent Film Festival - Official Selection Carmarthen Bay Film Festival - Official Selection Stockholm Independent Film Festival - Official Selection MOSCA Film Festival - Official Selection PROKUPLJE Short Film Festival - Official Selection Neum Animated Film Festival - Official Selection Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival - Official Selection VI Brasil Stop Motion International Festival - Official Selection Crystal Palace International Film Festival - Official Selection Winchester Short Film Competition - Official Selection
✨Subtitulos en Español disponibles en la opcion de CC!✨ "A married cat-dog couple of cupcake bakers dream of opening their own bakery. One day their oven breaks and they have to postpone their dream in order to earn money and replace it. Somewhere down the line, they drift apart from their dream and from themselves." --- "Here's the plan" ("Este es el Plan") is a 18-minute CG animated short film from Chile. Directed by Fernanda Frick and financed by the National Council of Culture and Arts, it took almost 2 years of work and a talented team of 32 professionals to finish it. It had it's World Premiere at Nashville International Film Festival and it's national premiere at Festival Chilemonos 2017. Film Website: http://herestheplanfilm.com Studio Website: http://ffrickstudio.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/herestheplanfilm Instagram: http://instagram.com/fernandafrick Contact: hello@ffrickstudios.com ✨✨Here's the Plan merchandising available at https://herestheplanshop.tictail.com !✨✨ --- Selected at various international festivals such as Nashville International Film Festival, AnimaMundi Brasil, Chilemonos, SANFIC, FICV, KDIAF, Anima Cordoba, SDCC Independent FIlm Festival, Chicago Children's Film Festival and Siggraph Asia. Awards: - "Best Chilean Short Film" (Chilemonos 2017) - "Best Short Film for Youths" (Fan Chile 2017) - "Best Short Film for Children" (FICV 2017) - Honorable Mention "Animated Short Category" (Shorts Mexico 2017) © Fernanda Frick 2016