Strange Beast directors Andy Martin, Parallel Teeth and Kyle Platts have all contributed designs for the 50-50 project by Everpress. 50 exclusive t-shirts were created by 50 of the world’s most influential designers & illustrators. 50% of the proceeds goes to UK charity Trekstock, to support young adults with cancer. The tshirts are available for a limited time only, click here buy one
A massive congratulations to Passion Director Robert Valley who has just been announced as a nominee at the 89th Academy Awards for his animated short film ‘Pear Cider and Cigarettes’.
The awards take place on Sunday, the 26th of February in Los Angeles with Passion’s EP Cara Speller attending the ceremony. Good Luck Rob!
The Gunn Report for 2016 has just been realised with some outstanding results for Passion Pictures. Loteria ‘Night Shift’ ranked 1st in the Most Awarded Film Ads in the World category, beating Harvey Nicols ‘Shoplifters’ and John Lewi’s ‘Tiny Dancer’ commercials. Passion directors, againstallodds (who directed Loteria) were also mentioned, ranking 2nd in the Most Award Directors in the World. As an industry-wide, international study, Passion’s rankings affirm what a successful year 2016 was for our studio.
It’s an exciting time for our sister company, Strange Love, with the announcement that director Marco Prestini will be joining their roster of live-action directors. During his career, the Italian-born director has helmed promos, commercials, fashion films and shorts for artists/brands including GGDB Records, Star*, Clockbeats and Aucan.
The director’s most recent piece of work was for Golden Goose Deluxe Brand. We’re expecting big things from the new Marco and StrangeLove partnership, so keep an eye out!
A huge congratulations to ‘Night Shift’ by againstallodds for winning Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial and Rob Valley’s ‘Pear Cider and Cigarettes’ for winning Best Animated Special Production at the 44th Annie Awards held in L.A over the weekend. The results from the Annie’s are usually seen as a precursor to the Academy Award winners, and with Rob Valley’s film nominated in the Animated Short Category, we’re hoping this turns out to be true!
Passion’s Executive Producer, Cara Speller, accepted both awards on the night.