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Shan Phearon Instructs in the Fine Art of Dancehall for Red Bull’s ‘The Carnival Dance Guide’

Director Shan Phearon serves up a fierce piece of dancehall instructional for the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System in ‘The Carnival Dance Guide’. Phearon takes DN through his production moves.

Martin Stirling directs this powerful message to LEGO in Greenpeace promo ‘LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome’

Sending out a powerful message to family-favourites LEGO, Don’t Panic’s Martin Stirling directs this powerful promo for Greenpeace. Building an Arctic entirely of LEGO and flooding it with oil to highlight the toy company’s affiliation with Shell, we spoke to Director Stirling about working on such a high profile video.

Lore&Jun Get Playful at the Soap Factory

Following a commission by the Portuguese national agency for science, Ciencia Viva, Trunk Animation directors Lore&Jun (Lorena Medina – Lore and Nelson Martínez – Jun) were brought in to create an animated short to promote Angola’s new science museum which had a previous life as a soap factory: “Marisa Vinha at Ciencia Viva came up […]

Happiness is Movement

A mere week and we’re back once again praising the work of Nexus director Johnny Kelly. This time it’s because he’s put a massive smile on our faces with Happiness is Movement; an ad spot for Coca-Cola which looks back at the joyous life of a new father, all realised using real automaton puppets to […]

The Salvation Army: Clothing, Food & Shelter

Johnny Kelly, he who gave us hope for sustainable farming with Back to the Start, has created three brilliantly simple ads – Clothing, Food & Shelter – for The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign. Each demonstrates the directly link between the money you provide and the much needed help the organisation can give. “Created using stop […]

The Scarecrow

If last year’s Back to the Start ad from Chipotle didn’t get your emotions firing, then the massively upped stakes of their newest animation The Scarecrow (which has an accompanying burrito-earning iOS game), directed by Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian of Moonbot Studios, is sure to take your heart on a roller coaster ride as […]

NSPCC – Sally’s Story

Commissioned for the NSPCC, Eamonn O’Neil brings the saddening story of Sally – a girl bullied at school and unable to seek refuge in her discordant home life, but who ultimately finds support through the NSPCC – to animated life with his familiar, clean animation style.

IntroX

Jean André and Wu Yue animate a frenetic hand drawn (& NSFW) introduction to the artists kicking out jams on the Ed Rec Vol. X compilation in IntroX.

Earn Your Spot

We get one opportunity in life. One chance in life … to do whatever you’re gonna do. To lay your foundation. To make whatever mark you’re gonna make. To leave whatever legacy you’re gonna leave. LEAVE your legacy. And it’s found through EFFORT. Eliot Rausch gets the heart racing and the blood pumping in his […]

Whisper

Billed as “The only award dedicated to rising young directors” the Young Director Award knows that filmmaking talent can be evident in the youngest of creators. It’s a belief beautifully illustrated in Whisper, their new commercial directed by Gioacchino Petronicce.