Many congratulations to the makers of “Lucky Break“, which has won “Best Micro Short Film” at the Tekka International Film Festival.
Lucky Break was directed by Victoria Stoykova, edited by Rohnak Sharma, and produced by Adewale Ogunbekun.
Lucky Break was a collaboration between undergraduate animation and vfx students, working together to create an original story.
Lucky Break has won many festival awards.
Feedback from ILM
Directed by Victoria Stoykova edited by Rohnak Sharma, and produced by Adewale Ogunbekun, Lucky Break tells the story of a stone dinosaur that comes to life, and rescues a fledgling baby bird.
Studio projects such as this one are part of what we call The Escape Method – bringing together students with multiple talents to work in teams.
Lucky Break Software
Lucky Break was animated in Maya, rendered in Arnold, and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Lucky Break Credits
- Victoria Stoykova – Director, Writer, Storyboard Artist, 3D Modeller, XGen Artist, Animator, Lighting Artist,
- Rohnak Sharma – Writer, Editor, Storyboard Artist, Animator,
- Adewale Ogunbekun – Producer, 3D Lead, 3D Modeller, Lighting Artist, Render Wrangler
- Chiyoko Coyte – Art Director, Concept Art, Animator
- Oliver Chenery – 2D Compositing Lead
- Jade Davanzo – Concept Artist, Animator
- Kayleigh Boshoff – Concept Artist , 2D Compositor
- Tyrese Fletcher – Storyboard Artist, Animator,
- Jadine Downes – 3D Modeller
- Campbell Brooks – 3D Modeller
- Alfie Hill – Simulation/FX Artist
- Clement Gharini – DOP
- Peter Miles – Original Score
Lucky Break was overseen by a number of tutors at Escape Studios, offering expertise in 3D VFX, animation, and 2D Compositing.
- Paul Harrison – Animation, Rigging
- Sokratis Synitos – 2D Compositing
- Steven Lall – Animation, general 3D skills
- Sagar Rathod – 3D Skills & Animation
Feedback from ILM
Escape Studios is obliged to our friends Juani Guiraldes and Andrew Horner from ILM for their generous feedback and support throughout the project.
- Best Micro Short Film at the Tekka International Film Festival
- Best Fantasy Short Film Award at the Indo-Singapore Film Festival
- Best VFX Award at the Eastern European Film Festival
- Five Stars Award at the BIAFF
- Best VFX at the Future of Film Awards
- Best VFX at the Art Film Awards
Lucky Break at IMDB
You can find Lucky Break at the IMDB here.
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