Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fly Film update

I was very pleased to come back from holiday and receive the news that the 'Fly' short film had won the Rushes Soho Shorts award for animation this year. The film is still doing the rounds and it's nice to see  its simple style and story is amusing many folks.

Here's another production concept and some stills from the film. To see the film, go here:


  1. Hi Darren!
    I hope this message finds you well... In addition to working full time in the L.A. animation industry, I have a side project in the form of a website that focuses on the people in the trenches who make the award winning stuff we love. Interviews and art from prop artists, the bg artists, board artists, painters, timers, directors, layout artists, producers, composers, voice artists, 3d riggers, animators, Texturers and modelers, TD's, game Look dev artists, game animators, development artists and executives, sound effect people, editors, post production people etc… the blue collar workers of animation. Basically if your job is associated in some way with animated movement, we want to interview you!

    We also want to know what else they're good at, their other talents, be it music, cooking, ketchup sculptures, or monkey wrestling!
    And of course we want to hear from the creators too, because they have a unique point of view. We think everybody has stories to tell from the trenches of animation!
    The site address is and our goal is to interview every single person in the animation industry... ALL the animation industries... a lofty goal perhaps but ya gotta have goals in life yes?

    We have over 400 interviews from professionals world-wide and I would love to add your name to the growing list. You don't HAVE to talk about what you're working on or the studio you work at if you don't wish to... it's more about who you are. All it consists of are a series of emailed questions you fill out and email back along with art to compliment that interview.
    Please let me know and I will send you the questionnaire.

  2. Hello there! This is really embarrassing this is the first time I've checked my blog for months - I've been stupid busy. And I thought that I'd already checked this post ages if you get this...sorry for the massive delay!
    Again, if you see this and are still wanting me to add to your list then please let me know - I'd gladly help out.