Joe Wins “Best VFX” at Athens Film Fest

Joe” wins Best VFX at Athens Film Fest

Many congratulations to the makers of Joe, which has won Best VFX at the London International Monthly Film Festival (LIMFF)

Joe” is a short film directed by Callum Reeve and produced by Aidan Lonergan, completed as part of animation Module PR6001.

Joe is a story about a cleanup robot that goes wrong.

Joe has won many festival awards, including a “Director’s Choice” award at the Sci-On film festival and a “Four Stars Award” at the British International Amateur Film Festival.


Joe is a story about a cleanup robot that goes wrong. It was directed by Callum Reeve and Produced by Aidan Lonergan

It was completed as part of animation Module PR6001,  a Studio Project worth 60 Credits.

Student collaboration

Working with a team of ten students from both the VFX and animation departments, this collaborative short was filmed on location in London, with animation and VFX all completed at Escape Studios over three months.

Live action and animation

The live action plates were scanned and tracked, and were completed with digital animation in Maya, composited and rendered in Arnold.

The lead animator was Jack Thompson, and cinematography was by Clement Gharini. The 3D VFX Lead was Alfie Mitchell, and the Compositing Lead was George Randall.


Joe isa short film about a clean-up robot that goes wrong.



Festival Success


Joe has won many festival awards: 

Draw at IMDB



You can find Joe at the IMDB here

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