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Animation Company ROWDY Crafts Claymation Comedy ‘Super Thieves’ for VanMoof

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Three thieves shares their tales of the trade in comedic film from director Tobias Fouracre

Animation Company ROWDY Crafts Claymation Comedy ‘Super Thieves’ for VanMoof

Animation wizards ROWDY have created the latest promotional film for the Dutch biking brand VanMoof, titled ‘Super Thieves’. Directed by animation guru Tobias Fouracre at Clapham Road Studios, the stop motion Claymation film is filled with comedic one liners and strong performances from three individuals who hold themselves in high esteem when it comes to the art of being a thief.

Unluckily for them, their experience and expertise, which they candidly recall in great detail, is no match for a highly secured VanMoof bike. The group of overly confident thieves include a young cyber security specialist and hacker, a glamourous international art thief, and a competition winning master lock picker. We quickly learn that even those with a strong CV in the science of stealing have a ceiling when it comes to grabbing what isn’t rightfully theirs. Now knowing what we know about the security of owning a VanMoof bike, we’d like to see them try. No, really. They’re very entertaining. 

Director Tobias Fouracre is an animation veteran and stop motion specialist, having worked on films such as Fantastic Mr Fox, The Corpse Bride and more, along with his role as animation supervisor on The Isle of Dogs. 

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Client

Client: VanMoof

Creative Director: Colin Cornwell

Art Director: Sandra Nicolas

Copywriter: Alex Rigby

Producer: Kim Buttery

Head of Production: Joeri Breebaart

CMO: Andrew Smith

Production

Production Company: ROWDY

Director: Tobias Fouracre

Producer: Daisy Garside

Production Company Rep: Lemonade Reps

Director of Photography: Malcolm Hadley

1st Assistant Camera and BTS: Toby Goodyear

Gaffer: Justin Noë

Stills Gaffer: Jono Yates

Animators: Tobias Fouracre, Mark Waring and Andy Biddle

Puppet Maintenance and Stand By Art Dept: Rosie Tonkin

Shot at: Clapham Road Studios

Puppets

Puppet Design and Fabrication: Beth Jupe and Andy Bell

Puppet Fabrication: Amanda Thomas, Anthony Fallows, Beck Smith, Graeme Hall, Paul Davies, and Mark Thompson

Props: Hayley McKinney

With thanks to: Mackinnon and Saunders

Set

Set Design and Construction: Solomon Yossel Simpson-Little

Animatics

Animatics Edit: Thomas Harnett O’Meara

Rig Removal and Compositing: Gustaf Lindstrom

Digital Intermediate: Escape Hatch Studio

Colourist: Nick Watson

Voices

Voices provided by: Vocal Point

International Art Thief voiced by: Liz May Brice

Master Lockpicker voiced by: Robbie Stevens

Cyber Security "Specialist" voiced by: Jordan Claire McCraw

Thanks: Ben Romer-Lee

Sound

Sound: String and Tins

Sound Designer: Jim Stewart

Foley: Foley Walkers

Audio Producer: Eimear Ní Ghuaire @eimear.ni.ghuaire

Music: ‘'Village Idiot” by Cavendish

Genres: Animation, Storytelling

Categories: Automotive, Bikes

Lemonade Reps, Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:14:33 GMT