Wednesday, 9 April 2014

th1ng’s Shay Hamias brings train travel to life for UK’s ATOC

To promote the UK's new “Two Together” rail card, the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) called on th1ng's Shay Hamias to create an animated, 30-second spot. 

The upbeat spot follows a couple, Tony and Sarah as they travel through some of the UK's most iconic locations in quick succession. 

Shay, who has recently won a British Animation Award, demonstrates his unique style of animation as the spot seamlessly transitions within a changing landscape.  

Check out the "Two Together" spot below. If you’d like more information about the ATOC spot and th1ng’s role in its creation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Director: Shay Hamias
Producer: Milana Karaica
Colourist: Danny Atkinson
Agency: Red Brick Road

Monday, 7 April 2014

th1ng's Film Club Director Em Cooper Evokes Total Comfort with Stunning Animations for CooperVision® Biofinity® Contact Lenses

In four, new, 15-second online spots for CooperVision® Biofinity® contact lenses, director and animator Em Cooper of th1ng's Film Club uses her evocative oil paint animation style to create a series of languid, dream-like animations meant to convey the supreme comfort of Biofinity contact lenses. Working with agency TBWA/Chiat/Day in New York, the Biofinity spots will be displayed in doctor’s offices and officially launched online on (March 17).

Check out the spot and credits below. If you’d like more information about the Biofinity spots and Film Club’s role in their creation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Director: Em Cooper
Designer : Em Cooper
Animation: Em Cooper, Sharon Lui
Producer : Sue Loughlin, Andrea Torres
Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day - New York

Creative Director: Jeff Williamson
Art Director: Christian Loos
Global Creative Director: James Cheung

Producer: Dan Bradbury
Account Supervisor: Jenai Domingo
Account Director: Bennet Kim

Sound Engineer: Rob McIver
Company: Sonic Union
Music Company: APM

Thursday, 3 April 2014

th2ng's Anthony Chen wins the Remy Martin Filmmaker Award at CAAMFest 2014

th2ng’s Anthony Chen has won another top award! The filmmaker’s feature film “Ilo Ilo” recently won the Remy Martin Filmmaker Award at CAAMFest. The 11-day celebration was held in the greater San Francisco area and celebrates talent from across the globe.

Chen’s film focuses on a Singaporean family in the midst of the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the effect a Filipino maid has on them, particularly the family’s young son.

The award is only one in a string Chen has received lately. In addition to this most recent acclaim, “Ilo Ilo” has garnered awards from Cannes, Golden Horse awards, and BFI.

We're going to be holding a special screening of Ilo Ilo very soon... in the meantime, watch the trailer here and stay tuned for details.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Seek No Further for th1ng's Tom Jobbins

th1ng's Tom Jobbins' latest ad for Fruit of the Loom goes live!

The ad uses stop motion animation to create a beautiful, abstract dance from cut out shapes. The kaleidoscopic inspired dance eventually comes together to reveal the ending... watch the ad (and unveil its' ending) below...

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

th2ng's James Partridge's music video featured on the BBC

The BBC goes behind the scenes with singer-songwriter Dan Croll, as he discusses his latest music video ‘Home’ directed by th2ng’s James Partridge. Croll gushes that his Granny is the star of his music video, and reveals that she loved shooting with the crew. ‘Home’ follows Croll’s journey from London to his native Stoke-on-Trent, and then to Liverpool. The video features a series of notable cityscapes and underground stations throughout Croll’s journey, highlighting the artists love of family, friends and of course home.

Check out the BBC article here and here to watch the video.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

th1ng unveil another two Instagram spots for Burt's Bees!

th1ng has released another two Instagram spots for Burt's Bees!

Lips Need Sleep 

Following the same direction as the previous spots, each video has been created using a combination of stop-motion and watercolour animation to visualise another two 'Lip Tips' from celebrity makeup artist, Katey Denno.

Two Colours Are Better Than One 

The spots are the third and fourth respectively in a series of beautiful 15-second videos, which th1ng have created for Burt's Bees and their Instagram channel.

Click here to watch the first spot and here to watch the second.

Director: Hayley Morris
Executive Producer: Sue Loughlin
Producer: Andrea Torres

Agency: Baldwin&
Producer: Liz Stovall
ECD: David Baldwin
CD: Bob Ranew
Creatives: Kellyn McGarity, Chad Temples
Account Service: Katharine Belloir
Project Manager: Tonya Martin

Monday, 10 March 2014

th1ng wins top awards at the 2014 British Animation Awards

Every two years, the best in homegrown animation talent gather for a great night at the BAA's. The 2014 awards were held on Friday at London's South Bank, where th1ng took home two top awards.

th1ng's Shay Hamias, Will Barras and Yui Hamagashira won the 'APA 2D Commercial Award' for Mindfull's 'Let It All Out' campaign.

th1ng's second award was taken home by Anthony Farquhar Smith, who won first place in the BAA Sting Competition in the Professional Category.

A big congratulations to everyone at th1ng who worked on these projects.

Click here to watch the full Mindfull commercial and here to watch Anthony's winning sting.