I’m thrilled to have won a Platinum Award at the Muse Creative Awards this year, with my RSA Brené Brown animation “Blame”.
“The Muse Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals who possess the unique ability to inspire with concept, writing or design whether through traditional materials or electronic media. More than paycheques drive a creative people to perfect their craft. They follow the spark of an inner muse, lighting the path to success with deep knowledge and shining originality.”
I’ve also received the fantastic news that two of my films, “How Mindfulness Empowers Us” for Happify and “Blame” for the RSA have both been accepted into the Animated Commercials competition category at this years Supertoon – International Animation Festival in Croatia.
I have teamed up with illustrator-extraordinaire Billmund to form Superdoodle, a cracking little creative production company based in Bristol. We aim to help people bring their stories to glorious technicolour through illustration, animation and design.
Superdoodle will initially be available for illustration work only; I’m afraid the animation department will be on hiatus for a while as I’m on maternity leave – the birth of my first child is expected in just under a week. I’ll be taking time away from my work and learning how to look after a teeny human!
Although Superdoodle will have a team of talented animators in the future, we won’t be taking on projects until I can afford the time to oversee any work completed.
Here’s a showreel to show you examples of what we can create!
I heard that the nomination results were out for the Royal Television Society West Of England Awards this morning, so I thought I’d have a peek. And there it was… I’ve only gone and got myself a nomination for ‘Best Animation’ with my series of Happify animations!
You’ll see from the above image that it’s lil’ old me up against the big boys of the South West, Aardman Animations and Arthur Cox. This is somewhat astounding/hilarious, as these guys are big production companies with huge budgets and teams of people working on each animation. It would seem that there’s practically no chance of winning the award, however I’m absolutely THRILLED to see my name up there with such well-esteemed companies. What an absolutely amazing honour!
The animation tells the story of a couple at a very exciting time in their life – they’re having a baby. The film describes the heart-breaking moment it all changed when they hear the news that their child has life-limiting condition. The devastating realisation that their child is likely to die before them leaves the couple feeling lost and alone. Although there is no cure for their child’s condition, the story goes on to explain that help is at hand for the family on their journey. They learn that with care, help and support they can find moments to savour and have a life together, no matter how short.
This week, we received the fantastic news that the animation ‘We’re Having A Baby’ has won the Animation or Gaming Project of the Year at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards. The award description states “Arguably this year’s most creative award, we want to seek out the talented animators who can create pieces of work that connect with their audiences like no other.”
You can rad more about it via this write up from Bristol media: http://www.bristolmedia.co.uk/news/3223/charity-animation-wins-digital-entrepreneur-award
This not-for-profit animation is already an award-winner and has been nominated for a Media Innovation Award which will be announced later this month.
I thought it was time for an update as I’ve been unusually quiet for the last couple of months…
Have you seen my most recent animation, “Meditation 101: A Beginner’s Guide”?
I’ve actually been commissioned by Happify to create five animations and two promo videos for www.toiletable.com website. I finished the second video in mid-August and then I took some time off – 5 weeks in all – as I had some visitors over from Australia.
It’s been a busy time as we’ve tried to see as much as we could, this side of the world:
England, including Bristol and Bath…
As you can imagine, we’re all pretty worn out now. But it’s been amazing that’s for sure, and we’ve been especially lucky with the weather!
During my time away I’ve received a few amazing accolades.
I received an exciting email from the Reel Health Film Festival stating, “Happily, I can say that ‘Blame’ has been chosen for the Official Selection for this year’s festival. Of greater significance, I can also happily say that ‘We’re Having a Baby’ has been adjudged the Category Winner for the Creative Award.”
You can read more about the Reel Health Film Festival and my great news here: http://www.gobblynne.com/blog/reel-health/
I also received the amazing news that my RSA animation ‘Blame’ has been chosen to be screened at Raindance Film Festival this year. I’m extremely excited about attending the event and so happy to be a part of it.
‘Blame’ was chosen for the final shortlist for the World Illustration Awards.
So not a bad couple of months, eh?
As the sun is beginning to hide behind the rainy clouds, my time off has come to an end and from now until Christmas I will be shut away behind a desk, with tea on tap, completing three more animations for Happify.
I will of course keep you updated with my progress and let you know when the animations become publicly shared.
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer too. Much love.
This month I received an exciting email from the Reel Health Film Festival stating;
“It gives me great pleasure to tell you that you have been successful in two instances. Happily, I can say that ‘Blame’ has been chosen for the Official Selection for this year’s festival. Of greater significance, I can also happily say that ‘We’re Having a Baby’ has been adjudged the Category Winner for the Creative Award.”
The description of the Creative Award reads:
“From a scripted narrative to a work of animation or a conceptual idea, the power of meaningful messages about real health issues can be brought to life in a creative setting. This is an opportunity for script writers and creative film makers to demonstrate films with meaning in an imaginative manner.”
Wowee! How fantastic!
The Festival is based in Melbourne, Australia, so although it was a weeeeny bit too far for me to attend, my good friend Rebecca Cox took my place for the evening on the 2nd September.
Bec said that she had an amazing time and really enjoyed all of the films that were screened. She went on to say “there was something magical about seeing your films on the big screen in a full theatre… ‘Blame’ had us all in stitches and I had tears of laughter.”
From the photos I’ve seen, Bec looked super beautiful and had a huge smile on her face as she collected the award. I may have to use her for future events. Even for day to day events… answering phone calls, talking to my neighbours, having dinner with my parents… she’s a good person to have represent you.
Bec finished her email to me with “Well done mate and thanks for choosing to use World’s Finest © Award Accepting Services.”
n.b. The event in September was an invite-only Premiere and Awards Night for people from the health and arts industries, media and dignitaries… however if you are interested in attending the public Festival in November, you can purchase tickets from the Reel Health website here: http://www.reelhealthfilm.com/index.php/tickets/