Thursday, 30 June 2011


This is a film we've just made for a project called Sharp Futures. The aim of Sharp Futures is to encourage schoolchildren from underprivileged areas of Manchester to consider a career in the creative sector. Three schools were shortlisted to have their storyboard for a film about the environement animated. It was a close competition with all three schools producing some excellent ideas, but the winning pitch was decided as MCMA Boys school.

Sam Jones has been working with the students since the end of last year and did the majority of the work on the film's direction and animation. David Ridges animated Sharpie's pipe travelling scene with Jon Turner lending his 3D max skills to the project as a whole.

We think there's some really nice work in the film. The majority of the shots and content of the film were decided on by the students and they got a brilliant reception at it's premiere last night. Sam did a great job working up their designs and pulling everything into shape.

Hope you like it!