Hornet, Eddy and Uri Lotan were tapped by RPA to participate in their film series for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Cancer is scary and overwhelming in itself, but to be diagnosed as a child can be even more terrifying, as well as incredibly confusing. By creating a group of characters called the Imaginary Friend Society, RPA embraced the task and conceived these films to help teach kids about the process of cancer treatment in a compassionate and yet realistic manner.
There is an emotional clarity to Uri’s work and a true intentional craft to his characters' actions. The piece chosen for Uri was Feeling Sad. And what is sadness? It is such a broad topic, yet RPA and Uri did a fantastic job writing the script and developing the direction. We were drawn to this film as it had a depth and an intelligence to its approach to sadness. These are kids that we are speaking to, and yet we do not want to speak down to them, thus the tone of the film had to feel real and honest.
For Hornet, this work was deeply personal. As with most people nowadays, many of our team have been touched by cancer, so there was not a hesitation to dive right in and be a part of it. And being a pro bono film, it was a true investment of our time, Uri's time and the entire studio's time. It was an honorable task to create a film that can help these children navigate the immensity of emotions, and still present it in a tone that is approachable and graspable.
Production Co: Hornet
Director: Uri Lotan
Writers: Uri Lotan & Kristin Labriola
Executive Producer: Hana Shimizu
Head of Production: Sang-Jin Bae
Development Producer: Kristin Labriola
Producer: Cathy Kwan
Editor: Stephanie Andreou
Designers: Oren Haskins, Michelle Kwon
Storyboard Artist: Uri Lotan, Yoav Shtibelman
Eddy (Environment Visual Development)
Executive Producer: Lars Wagner
Line Producer: Julie Bellemare
CG Lead: Jean-Charles Kerninon
Designer: Lucas Durkheim
Pre-Viz/Modeling/Rendering/Compositing: Mathieu Maurel
CG Lead / Look Dev / Lighting & Rendering / Compositor: Richard Kim
Character TD: Michael Altman
CG Character Supervision: Javier Leon
Character Modeling/Texturing/Shading: Marta Pombo, Esau Perez, Javier Clavain
Pre-Viz: Andrew Boccio, Anthony Travieso, Gabe Askew
Animators: Andrew Boccio, Anthony Travieso, Dylan Reid, Jonathan Muller, Keith Osborn
Look Dev, Lighting & Rendering/Compositor: Christine Kim
VFX: Gabe Askew
Look Dev Apprentice: Thao Dan Nguyen Phan
Music & Sound Design: Ambrose Yu
VO Record: Lime Studios
VO Talent: Grahame Wood, Beau Stephenson, Diego Alexander
Jason Sperling – SVP / Chief, Creative Development
Fabiano De Queiroz – Creative Director / Art
Mike Van Linda – Creative Director / Copy
Kirk Williams – Associate Creative Director / Art
David Fredette – Associate Creative Director / Copy
Ricardo Gurgel – Senior Art Director
Juarez Rodrigues – Senior Art Director
Darien Campbell – Copywriter
Brent Singer – Creative Director / Art
Chris Bradford – Associate Creative Director / Copy
Joshua Hepburn - Copywriter
Gary Paticoff – SVP / Chief Production Officer
Ryan Radley - Producer
Maria Del’Homme – VP / Director of Business Affairs
KK Davis – Associate Director, Business Affairs
Jane LoSasso – Account Director
Jane Han – Account Executive
The collaboration between La Monnaie de Paris and Jean-Paul Gaultier had started with the creation of 12 coins inspired by the city of Marseille. It goes on with a new collection, this time dedicated to the city of Paris. The promotional films for these collections around France are signed by Hugo Ramirez and Eddy.
For this project, the director’s main inspiration was the movie Soy Cuba, which became iconic for it’s long and bold sequence-shots.
Through flight-over effects, we follow the chase of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s iconic ‘Man’ and ‘Woman’, from indoor to outdoor decors and from one historical landmark to the other. Olivier Lescot, animation supervisor at Brunch Studio, succeeds in using 2D animation techniques to give a sense of complete freedom while dealing with a complex subject.
The graphic universe has once again been created by the illustrator Leïla Courtillon, with the input of Jean-Paul Gaultier for the details in clothing and particularly the woman’s corset. The pop-style soundtrack was composed by musician Spock. This campaign is conceived by the agency La Chose.
Produced by Eddy
Directed by Hugo Ramirez
Designed by Leïla Courtillon
Animated at Brunch Studio
Animation Supervised by Olivier Lescot
Client: Monnaie de Paris
Agency: La chose
The prestigious digital agency SoleilNoir requested for Parallel's talent to illustrate the new Nespresso's mobile application. Now you can order your coffee from all around the world just by clicking on your phone! Quentin Baillieux, from Parallel, shows us a polished up and "premium" universe with this singular art direction.
Each set element has been worked with an extreme precision and the characters are both uncluttered and elegant.
Agency: Soleil Noir
Artistic direction: Quentin Baillieux
Animation: Florent Remize
Compositing: Philippe Valette, Laurent Ulvoas
The band Cabadzi collaborated with film maker Bertrand Blier to create an album based on his renowned films. Director Maxime Bruneel crafted the clip Polaroid starting from the illustrations of Adams Carvalho.
Director: Maxime Bruneel
Illustration: Adams Carvalho
Producers: Mélanie Parisi, Charles-Philippe Bowles, Alice Binard
Producer Assistant: Camille Marquet
Editor: Manuel Coutant
Animation: Olivier Lescot, Claire Matz, Basil Malik, Diego Torres, Amélie Maurice, Venkatram Viswanathan, Robin Desnoue, Clara Danjoux
Compositing: Vincent Ewald
Eddy collaborated with the Marcel agency to create the “J’ai fait la Fnac” campaign that focuses on notable celebrities who found inspiration at the French retail chain that specialises in cultural and electronic products. In-house director, Hugo Ramirez applied his unique vision to create lively and varied aesthetics with Brunch Studio bringing the trilogy to life with advanced and refined animation techniques.
Hugo Ramirez teamed up to with renowned cartoonist and comic author, Christophe Blain, to co-direct with him in creating a wild universe bursting with imagination. Featuring his distinctive pencil strokes and wacky characters, Blain’s film is immersed in the colourful treatment that can be seen in his most celebrated works such as Gus & His Gang.
Director General: Olivier Sebag
Account Manager: Jeanne Neuschwander
Senior Project Manager: Rémy Guizerix
Business Affair: Till Buisson
Prodigious sound: Clemens Hourrière
TV Producer: Elodie Jonquille
Directors: Christophe Blain
Production Company: Eddy
Executive Producer: Jean-François Bourrel
Production Assistant: Céline Da Cunha-Vanlint
Animation Studio: Brunch Studio
Post-Producer: Vincent Leroy
Post-Producer: Julie Bellemare
Illustrations: Christophe Blain
Supervisor: Michaël Bataille
Storyboard: Corentin Penloup
Colorboard: Quentin Baillieux, Corentin Penloup
2D Animation: Michaël Bataille et Olivier Lescot
Animation et Colorisation Intern: Amélie Maurice
2D Colorisation: Anne-Lou Erambert, Noé Lecombre, Françoise Losito
Compositing: Hugo Moreno
Musical Supervision: Etienne Perovitch [Twin Fizz Agency]
Compositor: Fabien Girard
Voice Recording: Clemens Hourrière
Featuring Christophe Blain as himself
Anonimo is transalpine watch brand: a Swiss movement for an Italian production, the brand is spread through both universes.
See their website bellow with many pieces of information about their work: www.anonimo.com
The characteristic of these watches is that they are digged into bronze, they are not made thanks to a mould. So each one of the creations is one robust and magestic item.
In this film, Parallel wanted to stay in the Florentine universe that belongs to the brand and they chose to underline the artistic and inspired aspect of these uniques watches.