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Season’s greetings from everyone at Trunk! Hope you’re looking forward to the holidays!

On 16, Dec 2014 | In Press | By Richard

Once again it’s been a very busy year for us here, and thankfully an enjoyable one! Having  produced projects for the likes of Coldplay, Lily Allen, and Rita Ora, for Canon, Coke, BBC 4 and the IMO, and not forgetting Rok Predin’s lovely new film “One of a Kind”, I think we’re all about ready for a break!

But…. we have one final film to show you, and it’s a good one!

Decca records approached Trunk on behalf of Classic FM to create a film for composer John Rutter’s ‘Angels’ Carol’, one of the most beautiful Christmas carols out there! Inspired, Rok Predin immediately got to work to create a short that captures the spirit of Christmas and the festive holidays, with driving snow, treacherous roads, and the warmth of strange woodland creatures! His resulting wintery film is based on the classic tale of getting home for Christmas, something we can all relate to as we struggle with trains, planes and automobiles at this time of year. The story is presented in Rok’s unique handwriting of rich textures, layered depth and a mix of peril and humour. With a nod to Studio Ghibli’s Totoro his uplifting short walks hand in hand with the magnificent building nature of the song!

Rendered in Cinema 4D and After Effects the work owes a lot to the methodology Rok perfected this last year creating his widely acclaimed short ‘One of a Kind’; as Rok states “The fast turnaround of the short would not have been possible without working on ‘One of a Kind’. It also bought back memories of working on ‘Winter Poem’ especially when it came to rendering snowflakes and thinking of the magic creatures contained in wintery woodlands”

Fonic, who collaborated on Trunks previous Christmas Vimeo Staff Pick ‘Thin White Gelato’, once again developed the audio for this year’s festive outing. They’ve had a busy year themselves working on Studio AKA’s new series ‘Hey Duggee’ which has its first ep airing on CBeebies on 16th Dec at 17.25, ‘Ruff Ruff, Tweet and Dave’ for Collingwood and Co which goes out next year, and ‘On Angel Wings’ for Illuminated Films which is on BBC1 on Christmas Eve no less!

So from all of us here, in a year which Trunk HQ moved onto the Thames, we hope you all have a really lovely break, and look forward to catching up in 2015 when we hope to be at it once again!

Trunk will be on holiday from the 22nd of December and will be back to work on the 5th of January. But the Facebook and Twitter feeds will be active; you never know what will appear.

If you want something to snuggle down to on Christmas Eve, then this might be it! Angel’s Carol features on John Rutter’s new album ‘The John Rutter Songbook’ presented by Classic FM, you can get it below should you wish!

The John Rutter Songbook

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Credits: –

Director: Rok Predin
Producer: Richard Barnett
Animation: Ines Pagniez, Rok Predin
Audio Post: Marty O’Brien @ Fonic
Composer: John Rutter
Commissioner: Julian Forbes @ Decca on behalf of Classic FM

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