2011 Graduation film from the National Film and Television School.
An over-ambitious beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realise his ultimate dream. Some dreams are just too big.
The Childrens Audience Award - Fest Anca Slovakia 2013
Special Mention Award - 'No Time Left' Short Film Festival 2013
Best Foreign Student Film, China (Changzhou) International Animation Arts Festival 2012
Best Postgraduate Animation, Royal Television Society Awards 2012
Grand Prix, Kiki Tabor International Short Film Festival 2012
Commended, Animated Exeter 2012
Anima Mundi on the Road Award, Anima Mundi International Film Festival 2012
Honourable Mention, Vila do Conde Film Festival 2011
A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges. muchbetternow.net
A short making of here: vimeo.com/33456325
"Children Jury Award" Bristol Encounters 2012
°Best Short" Content Award Vienna 2012
" Bronzener Nagel" - Art Directors Club Germany 2012
" Rookie of the Year" - Creativ Club Austria
"Special Mention" Rome Idependent Film Festival 2012
"3rd Price" Athens Film And Video Festival 2012
Official Selection: ECU 2012 Paris, Vilinius Shorts, Mo & Friese Hamburg, Taafi 2012, SAL Surf At Lisbon 2012, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012, Nord Nordwest, Supertoon, ...
Our good friends at Demo Duck (vimeo.com/demoduck) asked us to make a video about the health benefits of hugging. So we proposed writing a catchy song and telling the story through a set of fun characters: a depressed clown, a stressed out worker, and a very distracted teen.
We all collaborated on the lyrics, lead by Justin from Diamond Youth who did all the music and singing. Then for character design and illustration we had the pleasure to collaborate with the great Ana Sanfelippo and Eugenia Mello who did an awesome job. Finally we had a crazy but fun ride rigging and animating all of the very different 14 characters to fully bring them to life.
It was an ideal project and we all had a lot of fun making it happen. So share it and spread the word if you like it! :)
Client: HCSC (hcsc.com)
Production: Demo Duck, Healthy Films
Creative Direction: Ale Pixel, Demo Duck, Healthy Films, Eliot Brodsky (HCSC)
Direction: Ale Pixel
Character Design & Illustration: Ana Sanfelippo, Eugenia Mello
Storyboards, Color, Design, Typography: Ale Pixel
Animation, Composition, Editing: Ale Pixel
Song: Justin Gilman (from Diamond Youth)