Flipbook Studio & The Hive studio team up for new indie short, The Slide
The Kickstarter campaign for The Slide is underway with a scheduled release for late 2020
Manchester, July 2020 – UK animation and VFX production house, Flipbook Studio, announces its collaboration with Israeli-based, The Hive studio on the co-production of The Slide. Inspired by a moment in director Uri Lotan’s childhood, the 9-minute animated film follows a young Israeli boy as he sneaks into a water park to experience the scariest known water slide of the film’s universe, The Black Slide. Throughout the film, a sense of foreboding persists and grows as the character’s emotions are laid bare, we realise that there is more to the boy’s story than meets the eye.
The Slide is built with a unique animation style inspired by stop-motion and picture-book illustration techniques. By mixing simple design aesthetics with real-world materials, the animators have attempted to create a rich and tactile experience that immerses viewers within a child-like reality. The studios have achieved this vision using a bespoke facial rig that can be applied to 2D drawings amongst varied frame rates.
As well as providing funding, Manchester-based Flipbook’s skilled team of digital artists have been drawing upon their rich experience of work across, television, advertisement and film to assist with the production of the film.
A truly global project, the film’s production team includes individuals from LA, Tel Aviv, France and Manchester UK – the final release will be featured in both Hebrew & English dub.
Very near to completion, the film needs one final financial push to make its 2020 release. By donating with the link below you can gain access to several rewards, including a Private online screening, a Digital Movie Poster, a 3D Printed Maquette, a hard-cover art book, a Digital artbook and much more. Full details on rewards and how to donate can be found using the link below: KICK STARTER.
About Flipbook Studio
Flipbook is a multidisciplinary production company, we create stunning, innovative, cross-media content utilising high-end VFX, Animation and CGI. We produce visual content for TV commercials, TV drama and factual programmes, film, promotional games cinematics, video games cut-scenes, interactive digital campaigns and print work for a multitude of different industry brands and products. The studios VFX portfolio includes TV dramas such as ITV’s Cilla, The Worst Witch (BBC/NETFLIX/ZDF), Idris Elba No Limits (Endemol Shine) and Scott and Bailey (ITV Studios).
About Hive Studio
The Hive Studio is an award-winning production studio, producing a diverse range of premium content for TV, Film & Digital clients worldwide. Driven by storytelling, the studio creates emotionally engaging tales and challenges the technique, length or genre that comes its way. The studio has a fully operational 2D & 3D in-house pipeline, handling short and long-form projects, in all stages of production. With offices situated in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, scalability is available.