"Upon a hill grows a grand Oak tree, which also happens to be home to a playful tree Spirit. Amber, an imaginative and curious youngster, befriends this Spirit and through the seasons they form the strongest of friendships. Every day the Spirit gives Amber an acorn to plant, but the little girl is naive and threads them onto a necklace instead. One night, their friendship is tested during a storm and Amber must realise on her own the importance of caring for nature."

Winner of the Royal Television Society Wales Centre for Undergraduate Animation 2012 and Winner of Best Film and Best Animation at Newport Games and Animation Graduate Show 2012.

Screening at The Inconnu Festival (Paris) and the Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival (Barcelona) in April 2013. Click here for more screening information: littleacornfilm.blogspot.co.uk/p/screenings.html

My graduation film at the University of Wales, Newport; the final film runs at 5:06 and took 9 months to complete. "Acorns" will make its' online debut in a year's time.

Visit the blog here for pre-production artwork and the latest news: littleacornfilm.blogspot.com

Written, Directed and Animated by Gemma Roberts

Music by Ben Rusch

Lead Digital Colourist and Clean-Up Artist - Eleanor Roberts

Post-Production Assistant - Alex Huxley

Additional Compositing by Cosmo Wallace and Michael Alfred

Additional Scanning - Alex Brewer

Digital Colourists and Clean-Up Artists - Emily Roberts, Nadine El Kheshen, Cassie Austin, Gemma Ursell, Ying Sun, Kojo Acquaah Harrison, Emmanuel Viscarra, Victoria Clark, Zara Williams, Nina Ashill, Sarah Huxley, Paul Littlefair, Eva Wagner and Stephanie Walker

Copyright © 2012 Gemma Roberts and the University of Wales, Newport

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