1. A Scubaboy Inc project about some of our favourite places to eat and drink in the city we call home.

    As a studio we've wanted to pursue more self-initiated work for a long time. The desire to push our work in ways that isn't always possible on client led briefs needs to be satisfied somehow, so we decided to write our own brief and see what happened.

    Food and drink seems to play an important role in the daily life of the studio, whether it's looking for an excuse to go out for lunch or getting everyone together for a meal out to celebrate, so it seemed like reasonable topic to start with.

    We were also keen to do something that celebrated Bristol, a city we're very proud to call home, so we decided to make a film that combined our love of good food and drink with the fine array of independant businesses we find ourselves in regularly.

    Once we had whittled the huge list of Bristol places down to something manageable we set about developing a treatment. Stef had been keen to experiment with animating in Photoshop for a while so we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to try it out.

    The process involved designing a scene for each establishment we were featuring using a mixture of photos, live action and very simple guide 3D sequences. We then took these assets and animated them as simply as possible to allow us to work out the timings of whole film.

    Once this animatic was locked, we assembled a small team to take on the task of drawing the frame by frame animation over the existing piece to create a traditional and homely style to show of the places and food we love in Bristol!

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  2. Having worked on a film for John Vincent as part of the Business Shapers series we did for Mishcon de Reya, we were delighted to be asked to get involved with a project about school food that John and his Leon Restaurant partner Henry were involved with.

    The government have been trying to improve the quality of school dinners ever since Jamie Oliver drew attention to the reality of the low quality food most children were being served back in 2005. His work helped to shape a new set of regulations that have seen huge improvements in school food across the country.

    The governments challenge to John and Henry was to come up with a plan to help schools to continue to deliver better to food to more children, whilst making the whole system more economically viable.

    They went away and did their research before coming back with 'The School Food Plan'.

    Working closely with Quite Frankly again, we were asked to develop a animation that outlined the key points of the plan as told by John and Henry themselves.

    The brief was to take our work on the Business Shaper films as a visual starting point and develop the style to reflect the positive message of the film.

    We took the basic elements of the Business Shapers films, evolving the style of illustration, working a new type treatment and developing a brighter colour palette that we felt suited the subject matter perfectly.


    Agency Producer
    Lies Deneys
    Creative Directors
    James Ward, Jon Hardy
    Lead Designer and Animator
    Stef Roberts
    Stef Roberts
    Stef Roberts, Graeme Maguire, Andreas Niklas
    Music and Sound Design
    Emma Hughes
    Tayla Hughes
    Kali Hughes
    Carolyn Ellis
    Josh Ellis
    Stephen Ellis
    Dan Ellis
    Matt Ellis
    Creative Agency
    Quite Frankly Productions
    Production Company
    Scubaboy Inc
    Project dates
    May - Jun 2013

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  4. Based on a true story. My Dream / My Reality is a short film about sex trafficking told in a first person narrative by a young girl. She tells of how her dreams and hopes for her life are sadly torn from her and her innocence is lost.

    Cast and Crew:

    Nita: Louise Ennever
    User: Nigel Long
    Trafficker: Stuart Lyddon

    Nita Voice: Ana Maria Owen

    Stage Performers:
    Rachel Husband
    Nik Tarrant-Rossi
    Vicky Cann
    Keith Kopp
    Annie Laurie

    Ballet Dancers:
    Hayley Camp
    Esther Tyler-Ward

    Writer and Director: Scubaboy
    Producer: James Thomson
    1st AD: Alfie Dale
    Locations: Alex Grainger
    Cinematography: Robbie Bryant
    Gaffer: Nathan Porter
    Editor: Scubaboy
    Art Director: Samantha Cliff
    Assistant Art Directors: Lisa Williams, Jennifer Hegarty
    Costume Designer: Jen Saguaro
    Make-up Designer: Kelly Stewart
    Sound Designer: Gareth Rubery
    VO Recording: Pete Rowley
    Combat Supervisor: Stuart Lyddon
    Production Assistants: Annie Laurie, Niall White, Sam Coleman
    Stills Photographer: Esther Tyler-Ward

    Production Company: Scubaboy Inc

    Executive Producers: Jonathan Hardy & James Ward

    Gaz Kishere / Love146 European Operations Director
    Escape Moldova

    Music: New Volunteer and UNKLE

    Thanks to:
    The Windmill Hill Community Centre
    Alan Pleass
    Simon Williams
    Gavin Thurston
    Richard and Elizabeth Ward
    Fuji Film
    Bristol University
    Tom Bennett
    Alicia Ancel
    Ian Oakley
    Rob Bevan
    Marcie Gatsky
    James Lavelle
    Pablo Clements
    Surrender All
    Chris Mears
    New Volunteer

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  5. Video for Frank Turner's new single 'Peggy Sang The Blues' out now. Taken from the album 'England Keep My Bones' out 6th June 2011.

    Director // Scubaboy
    1st AD // Calum Carpenter
    Cinematography // Robbie Bryant
    1st AC // Dan Toomer
    Gaffer // Nick Pitt
    Art Director // Jen Saguaro
    Production Assistants // Annie Laurie / Niall White
    Commisioner // Charlie Caplowe / Frank Turner
    Studio // The Farm Studio, Bristol
    Production Company // Scubaboy Inc

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