“Giles & Rupert” Wins “Best Trailer” at Onyko Film Festival

Congratulations to the makers of Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament, which has won its fourth festival award – Best Trailer at the Onyko Film Awards.


Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament is a teaser/trailer for an original animated TV series created at Escape Studios by director Toby Haslam (who studied the Art of VFX at Escape Studios) and producers Samia Chowdhury and Georgia Baird.  Giles and Rupert are Victorian inventors whose time machine invention goes horribly wrong – creating a world of Jurassic trouble.

You can watch


Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament
Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament was originally created as part of CR4002 and PR4001, two first year modules in which students first create an original idea for a TV series, and then turn it into an animatic – a filmed version of the storyboard.
Collaboration with MA Students
Later, director Toby Haslam collaborated with our short course and master’s degree animation students to complete the trailer, with oversight from animation tutor Lee Caller.
Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament was edited in Premiere, Animated in Maya and rendered in Arnold.


Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament Credits

Below you can see the animatic – the original filmed version of the storyboard.



Festival Success

Giles and Rupert’s Prehistoric Predicament’s has also won:

The Escape Studios VFX Blog offers a personal view on the art of visual effects. 


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