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    Production Company: Nexus Productions
    Direction and Design: Nicolas Ménard
    Executive Producer: Luke Youngman
    Producer: Beccy McCray
    Production Co-ordinator: Natalie Henry
    Editing: Nicolas Ménard

    Animation Crew:
    Nicolas Ménard
    Anne-Louise Erambert
    James Hatley
    Isaac Holland

    With thanks to:
    Lara Lee, for translation

    Track: Illuminate
    Artist: Tourist feat. Years and Years
    Label: Polydor
    Commissioner: Emily Tedrake & Jacob Robinson

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  2. The mundane story of a heartbroken man,
    an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac
    and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building.

    Awards

    09/2015 — Walt Disney Prize for Best Graduate Animation, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
    09/2015 — Craft Award for Best Design, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
    09/2015 — Animated Grand Prix, Encounters Film Festival, UK
    09/2015 — Audience Choice Award 1st place, Sweaty Eyeballs, USA
    02/2015 — Best Student Film, Festival Anima, Belgium
    11/2014 — Best Student Film, Sommets du Cinéma d'Animation, Canada
    11/2014 — Audience Award, Bradford Animation Festival, UK

    Past Screenings

    03/2016 — Mecal, Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
    11/2015 — Seoul Best of the Best Animation Festival, Seoul, South Korea
    11/2015 — Manchester Animation Festival (Skwigly screening), Manchester, UK
    11/2015 — Animated Dreams, Tallinn, Estonia
    11/2015 — GIRAF 11, Calgary, Canada
    10/2015 — No Budget Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
    10/2015 — This Is England Festival, Rouen, France
    10/2015 — Animatou International Animation Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
    09/2015 — China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival, Beijing, China
    09/2015 — The Vermont Animated Film Festival, Vermont, USA
    09/2015 — Cardiff Animation Nights, Cardiff, UK
    03/2015 — Festival International du Court Métrage, Lille, France
    07/2015 — Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy
    07/2015 — Anima Mundi, São Paulo, Brazil
    07/2015 — Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
    07/2015 — Vienna Short Film Project, Vienna, Austria
    06/2015 — Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia
    06/2015 — Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK
    05/2015 — Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Lviv, Ukraine
    05/2015 — SICAF, Seoul, South Korea
    05/2015 — Kloosterkino, The Netherlands
    04/2015 — KISFF, Kyiv, Ukraine
    04/2015 — IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    04/2015 — Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany
    03/2015 — Fête de l'anim, Lille, France
    02/2015 — Vortex Cinema Club @ Doopo Doopo in Forest Hill, London, UK
    01/2015 — Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont Ferrand, Lab Competition, France
    01/2015 — Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, France
    12/2014 — Animateka, European Student Competition, Slovenia
    11/2014 — Anilogue International Animation Festival, Official Competition, Hungary
    11/2014 — L'Aternativa 21è Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain
    10/2014 — Canterbury Anifest, UK
    10/2014 — LIAF, British Showcase, UK

    Credits

    Directed, designed and animated by Nicolas Ménard
    With Sound & Music by Rich Vreeland
    Additional animation by Iris Abols, Anne-Louise Erambert, Nicole Kozak & Robert Loebel
    Featuring a selection of abstract paintings by Samuel Jacques
    Colouring by Mélanie Daigle, Oliver Hamilton, Sam Jones,
    Jeanette Lee, Nicolas Ménard, Jonathan Reyes & Khylin Woodrow
    Sound mix by Dayo James
    With the voices of Clément Baptiste, Wallace McDougall & Alice Dunseath
    Special thanks to Blinkink, Jean-Philippe Fauteux & Philip Hunt
    © Royal College of Art, 2014

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  3. Symmetry underlines our whole understanding of the universe. And the deeper we look, the more symmetries we find, reflecting our world in new and beautiful ways.

    Symmetry is vital to understanding and predicting how our universe works. The relationship between symmetry and the mechanics of the universe is fundamental to physics. From Noether’s theorem to the new and exciting world of local symmetries being revealed by modern day physics, Tara Shears explores the physics of symmetry.

    By revealing nature’s parameters, symmetry gives definition to the world as we understand it. It is a fundamental principle that makes phenomena repeatable and predictable. But if symmetries are so pervasive and influential in our world, why do we see so much asymmetry and chaos?

    This animation was produced by Rosanna Wan, our 2016-17 animator-in-residence, supported by the Sfumato Foundation.

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