Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into a tourist hot-spot as a result. But for Mbwana, the reality isn't what he dreamed – and when he meets the fish again, both of them forgotten, ruined and old, he decides only one of them can survive. Jonah is a big fish story about the old and the new, and the links and the distances between them. A visual feast, shot though with humour and warmth, it tells an old story in a completely new way.
A Stray Bear Production in association with Jellyfish Pictures
From the imagination of Factory Fifteen
Directed by Kibwe Tavares
Written by Jack Thorne
Produced by Ivana MacKinnon
and Louis Mahoney
Town VFX: Factory Fifteen
Fish VFX: Jellyfish Pictures
Executive Producers - Katherine Butler, Ollie Madden, Chris Collins, Phil Dobree, Eva Yates
Co-Producer Fiz Oliver
Line Producer – Sarah Jane Wheale
Editor - Adam Biskupski
Cinematographer - Chloe Thomson
Production Designer: Paul Nicholls and Jonathan Gales
Fish Concept Art – Warren Holder
Composer – Mark Sayfritz
Sound Design - Jens Petersen
Sound Recordist – Will Whale
Costume Designer– Celia Lusted
Casting Directors – Saheen Baig & Aisha Walters
They say you should observe a piece of art deeply to understand its concept and interpret it in your own way, we think that Jean-Paul Frenay took this idea and twisted it into something even bigger than just an interpretation. He made sure to create an introspective “sarcastic” adventure.
We were so astonished when we received this and proud to present to you a visual piece communicating social behaviors in different sceneries that will put you into a hypnotic experience.
Ladies and gentleman, OFFF on Tour’s second edition in Quebec Main Titles 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay!
A Bang Bang Club Production
Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Frenay
Executive Producer: Geoffroy Rouffiange
DOP: Francois Starr
Editor: Aaron Fuks
VFX: Prodigious CGI
Music: "Evox" by 2ND GEN (Written by Wajid Yaseen & Alice Kemp)
Sound Design & Mixing: Combustion
For the highly anticipated multi-platform title "Dishonored," Psyop and ROKKAN created an engrossing prequel series for Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios. The online series gives gamers a first-hand glimpse into the steampunk-inspired, shadowy whaling city of Dunwall, where plague is rampant and the city is in disarray and on the verge of dystopia.
ROKKAN and Psyop worked very closely with Bethesda Softworks to create a look and feel that was truly unique. Inspiration was taken from the artistic feel of the game as established by Arkane Studios, but with a twist.
The three webisodes were predominantly produced by hand. Each frame was essentially a fully rendered style frame, which was then enhanced with 3D elements to add to the painterly atmosphere, dimension and depth of each shot.
“Usually when we animate, it is largely a CG production” said Psyop creative director Jon Saunders. “After we saw the story line, we decided to draw each style frame thirty or forty times and create a cell animated look and give it a sort of a painting-come-to-life effect."
The prequels, although stylistically different from Dishonored the game, accurately portray the story of Dunwall and showcase the fantasy worlds that Psyop is known for creating.
“After vetting several animation studios, Psyop stood out because they understood the story we were trying to tell. They were the only studio who could really bring the stories to life with their world renown animation precision and craft," said Charles Bae, Chief Creative Officer, ROKKAN. "Bethesda and ROKKAN's approach to the prequels was to give context to the oppressive world of Dishonored, establishing the story up to the point of the player's immersion at the start of the game. Our primary objective was to tell a great story in the simplest and most compelling format we could, period," added Bae.
The official release, scheduled for October 9th, is already getting strong advance reviews and is set to be a smash hit for the fall.
Gemini - The long awaited Main Titles for OFFF Barcelona's 18th edition by GIANTSTEP.
"This sequence is about McLuhan's famous quote "The medium is the message" infused with Greek mythology, Gemini. We adopted the story of Gemini and paralleled their story with the history of media; their secret birth, sisterhood, and death/resurrection along with letterpress printing, broadcast transmutation, and computer/AI world.
Carefully composed shots allow the viewer to experience our poetic imagination of the story that we have arranged. We made sure the visual rhythm was achieved in the manner of visual poetry by repetition of imagery."
Dive into this mesmerising sequence that explores a narrative masterpiece presenting each artist who joined OFFF Barcelona 2018.
Main Title Sequence by
Jake Ferguson, Heebok Lee
Christiane Shillito (aka Ulorin Vex)
Music and Sound Design by
Box of Toys Audio
Houdini Technical Director
Los Angeles Post Production
Editor / Post Supervisor: Zach Kilroy
Lead 3D Animation: Woosong Kang
Lead 2D Animation: Seth Garnes
Animation / Design: Jan Sladecko
Pipeline Management: Jean Delaunay
Animation / Design: Gabriel Perez
Animation / Design: Tyler Heacox
Executive Producer: Jonathan Green
Producer: Mat Lancaster
Producer: Barrett Brown
Director of Photography: Ryan Speers
First Assistant Director: Dustin McLean
First Assistant Camera: Kelsey Juddo
Gaffer: Chris Webha
VFX Supervisor: Meng-Yang Lu
Second Assistant Camera: Erick Crespo
Propmaker: Clay Sparks
Hair and Makeup: Christina Spina
Electrician: Armando Milano
Electrician: Rafael Rivera
Key Grip: Kyle Klebe
Best Boy Grip: Job Jaime
Grip: Dave Luke Conte
Dolly Grip: Caleb Zook
Truck / Set PA: Daniel Vejdani
DIT: Shiblon Wixom
CG Supervisor: Dogyeom Lee
CG Supervisor: Gryun Kim
Lead Animation / Design: Sanghee Lee
Lead 3D Artist: Taehoon Park
3D Artist: Sungjin Jang
3D Artist: Jisung Moon
3D Artist: Junho Kim
3D Artist: Haram Jung
3D Artist: Jeongrae Jo
3D Artist: Jaeyeoun Lee
3D CGI Team
CG Supervisor: Daisuke Sakamoto
Lead 3D Artist: Taemin Jeong
3D Artist: Jukwang Kim
3D Artist: Suhyun Cho
3D Artist: Daeseung Kang
3D Artist: Jeonghyun Shi
3D Artist: Hyungju Yu
3D Artist: Jaemoo Lee
Lead FX Artist: Kichun Kim
FX Artist: Soooh Jeong
FX Artist: Intae Jang
Lead Composite Artist: Dongkyun Seon
Composite Artist: Janghyuk Kim
Composite Artist: Jiwoong Park
Composite Artist: Jangwoo Choi
Composite Artist: Hyunmin Ju
The Greenery Studios