Royal College of Art Graduation Film 2015

“Everything is mostly nothing. Look closely and you can see all the little bits and pieces, and all the gaps in-between.”

Mr Madila or The Colour of Nothing documents a series of conversations between the film-maker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation. Oooooooh.

Cast: Ken Smart, Gary Pillai
Additional design / animation: Jez Pennington, Mauricio Arrieta, Eva Wagner, Jiun Huang, Rita Sus
Music: Paul Devlin
Sound: Rob Malone
Sound Mix: Marcin Szumilas

Royal Television Awards / 2016 / Winner Best Student Animation Post-grad
Fantoche / 2016 / International Competition Audience Award
Palm Springs Short Film Fest / 2016 / Best Student Animation
Flickerfest / 2017 / International Animation Award
Festival Premier Plans D'Angers / 2016 / Format Court Award Winner
Manchester Animation Festival / 2016 / Audience Award
British Shorts Berlin / 2016 / Audience Award Winner
Big Cartoon Fest / 2016/ Audience Award
Northwest Animation Festival / 2016 / Audience Award
ANNY Best of Fest / 2016 / Animation for Adults Award
TAIS / 2016 / Jury Prize
TAIS / 2016 / Audience Prize
London International Animation Festival / 2015 / Best British Film Audience Vote
Leeds International Film Festival / Highly Commended UK Short
British Independant Film Awards / 2016 / Longlisted
British Animation Awards / 2016 / Nominated Best Student Film Post-grad
Royal Television Awards / 2016 / Nominated Best Sound
NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts / 2015 / Audience Vote Winner
RCA Elf Factory Prize
Semi-finalist Adobe Design Achievement Awards / 2015

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