Passion Pictures Melbourne has welcomed local creative powerhouse Oh Yeah Wow to its roster of local and international talent.
Helmed by Darcy Prendergast and Seamus Spilsbury, Oh Yeah Wow has
forged a reputation as trail-blazers and innovators, with award-winning
work spanning TVCs, films, music videos and multimedia installations.
Made possible by their self-professed creative ‘shorthand’ forged over a
decade of collaboration, Oh Yeah Wow pride themselves on a fearless
approach to their work, tirelessly seeking (often imitated) new ways to
seamlessly meld in-camera cleverness with VFX trickery.
Both Prendergast and Spilsbury cite a mutual favourite method of animation.
Says Prendergast: “We met in high school, bonding over a mutual love
of stop-motion animation, so for us, it’s hard to go past. I was given
the ‘sex talk’ with plasticine genitalia, so I think that’s where my
curiosity with the medium spawned from.”
Adds Spilsbury: “My first love for the medium isn’t as racy but I do
remember working tirelessly to create my own version of Star Wars with
my toy collection. Unfortunately I didn’t have the full set – so that’s
where the clay came in.”
Says Prendergast: “They all looked like Jabba the Hutt.”
Says Katie Mackin, managing director, Passion Pictures: “We’re rapt
to be working with a team who are at once groundbreakers in animation
and effects and well-established in live action – and masters of
blending the two. Coupled with Passion’s world-class reputation for
production, we see this as being a highly complementary and fruitful
amalgam of talents.”