“Joe” Wins “Best VFX” at Art Film Awards

Many congratulations to the makers of Joe, which has won “Best Sci-Fi Film” at the Art Film Awards.

 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.  The 3D VFX Lead was Alfie Mitchell and the 2D VFX Lead was George Randall.
Joe has won many festival awards.


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 is a 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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