Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:19:29 GMT
Commissioned by publisher Happyluja, the bold and uplifting film is part of a kickstarter campaign to support the launch of ‘Boobs’, an art book to honour all women and all boobs with 100% of profits going to breast cancer charities.
Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year. Featuring original ‘boob artwork’ donated from illustrators around the world, the book and film aim to offer a modern take on breast cancer awareness. To catch the attention of women of all ages and backgrounds the team have used playfulness and humour to encourage women to recognise the importance of boob health.
Under the supervision of director Hannah Lau-Walker and Nexus EP Julia Parfitt, each artist crafted their own unique interpretation of what boobs symbolise, creating a collection of vibrant vignettes all animated by members of the female artist community, She Drew That. The illustrators were carefully paired together with animators based on their style and approach and the final piece was constructed and pieced together by Hannah.
The result is an epic collaboration of over 28 female illustrators and animators, with music delivered by female music composers ‘Neighbourhood Jukebox’ at Sister Music, and production by an all female team at Nexus Studios.
Nexus Studios executive producer Julia Parfitt explains: “This collaboration is so exciting on so many fronts. Not only does it bring together some of the brightest and most talented female artists working in our community but it does so for a cause close to so many people’s hearts. This project relied on dozens of female creatives, taking this on around other work commitments and in their spare time. To have a film we can all be proud of at the end of it is incredibly rewarding”.
Founder of She Drew That and director of the ‘Boobs’ film, Hannah Lau-Walker, explains, “Being able to bring the She Drew That community together to work on an uplifting, joyful project, during this period when we were so far apart has been incredible. Having not been able to meet up since March, it’s been a great way to continue collaborating with amazing female animators for such an important cause.”You can pledge support for the ‘Boobs’ kickstarter submission here. The book is due to launch in March 2021.
Production Company: Nexus Studios
Executive Producer: Julia Parfitt
Production Manager: Lucy Caetano
Production Assistant: Violeta Fellay
Director and Compositor: Hannah Lau-Walker
2D Animators: Emma Kelly, Laura Robinson, Bianca Toloi, Ivyy Chen, Myungeun Kim, Olga Makarchuk, Caitlin Young, Natasha Pollack, Sheetal Thankey, Martha Dziura, Marta Lemos, Angelica Fernandez, Sorrel Milne, Hannah Lau-Walker
Editor: Hannah Lau-Walker
Illustrators: Minji Moon, Jiaqi Wang, Kirsten Ulve, Dia Pacheco, James Daw, Catalina Vasquez, Eunho Lee, Bea Vaquero, Jovana Krstanovic, Yeye Weller, Takuro Takagi, Sona Lee, Ekaterina Milan, Genie Espinoza
Music Supervision: Sister Music
Composed by: Neighbourhood Jukebox
Categories: Short Films and Music Videos, Short filmsNexus Studios, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:19:29 GMT