MALARIA tells the story of Fabiano, a young Mercenary who is hired to kill Death.
This short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time lapse, nankin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinema.
My first intention was to submit this project to Django Unchained Emerging Artist contest. However due to time and crew limitations I submitted the short film "The Writer" to this competition. (You can watch "The Writer" here vimeo.com/46235261)
6 months later we finally finished Malaria. We hope you enjoy it!
A stop-motion animated film about farming commissioned by Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Film Lions Grand Prix, Cannes Festival of Creativity
Branded Content Lions Grand Prix, Cannes Festival of Creativity
Film Craft Lions Gold Lion, Cannes Festival of Creativity
4 Gold Cubes, 2 Silver Cubes, Art Directors Club Awards
Grandy (overall winner), Andy Awards
'Ads worth Spreading 2012', TED
Silver pencil, D&AD
Grand Clio, Film, Clio Awards
People's Voice Award, Webby Awards
Best in Show, One Show Entertainment Awards
Silver Pencil, The One Show
The film shows the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory, before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future.
Willie Nelson was commissioned to record a cover version of Coldplay's song, 'The Scientist', for the film's soundtrack. The song is released on iTunes, with proceeds going to a non-profit organisation Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, 'committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply and to raising awareness concerning food issues.'
Agency: CAA and Chipotle
Title: Back To The Start
Production Company: Nexus
Director: Johnny Kelly
Nexus Exec Producer: Cedric Gairard , Chris O’Reilly Charlotte Bavasso
Nexus Producer: Liz Chan
Nexus Production Managers: Claire Thompson, Alistair Pratten
Director of Photography: Matt Day
Camera Assistant: Max Halstead
Model Assistant: Joe James
Electrician: Aldo Camileri
Model Rigger: Gary Faulkner
Character Animator: Gary Cureton
Set Animator: Matthew Cooper
Compositors: Alasdair Brotherston, John Taylor
Production Designer: Graham Staughton
Art Department: Gordon Allen, Ben Côté, Joe Kirton
Studio Manager: Elizabeth Day
Models: Bob @ Artem
3D Previs Lead: Mark Davies
3D Previs Modelling: Wayne Kresil
Music Supervision: David Leinhart at Duotone Audio
Music Producers: Justin Stanley and Doyle Bramhall
Content Manager: Liz Graves
Artist: Willie Nelson
Sound Design: Barnaby Templer @ Fonic