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In news / blog

By Layla


On 09, Oct 2017 | In news / blog | By Layla

After three weeks it’s getting a bit awkward waiting for that RASCAL John Harmer to wash his palette

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In news / blog

By Layla

Modern technology

On 04, Oct 2017 | In news / blog | By Layla

Rich made this complicated and intricate piece of technology for our Radiation shoot….it didn’t work

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In news / blog

By Layla

The Imaginary Friend Society Presents: Radiation

On 29, Sep 2017 | In news / blog | By Layla

We were beyond thrilled when the guys from RPA got in touch and asked us to make a film for their “Imaginary Friends Society” project for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The project was aimed at children and their families facing a brain tumour diagnosis. In total twenty films were made, each one explaining a different aspect of cancer treatment and what could be expected. Our film “Radiation” explains how radiation treatment works.

We threw ourselves head first into this and completed this film in seven weeks flat. There were a lot of late nights and long weekends but we are really pleased with the end result.

When we were planning the film we decided to try out several different animation techniques….it seemed like a decent idea until we realised there were sets to be built, cars to be sculpted, balls to be wrangled and a few THOUSAND frames of artwork to be individually cut out.
There was also music to be composed, 2d animation to be drawn, props to be sourced, two voice records, a three day shoot that turned into a seven day shoot, a tonne of compositing…. let’s just say it was hard.

Once again we got to work with the excellent Julian Rhind-Tutt who provides the voice of Walter and we were thrilled to work with Jane Horrocks who, it turns out, does an excellent pig.

So many people and businesses kindly donated their time and energy into this project, we couldn’t have done it without them.

We felt honoured to be asked to participate in this project for such a great cause and alongside some of our favourite animation companies from all across the world including Psyop, Hornet, The Mill, Not To Scale, Lobo, Gentleman Scholar, Giant Ant, Strange Beast… among many others. Check out the other films here

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In directors
Rok Predin

By Richard

One Of A Kind

On 17, Dec 2014 | In directors, Rok Predin | By Richard

Directed by: Rok Predin
Producer: Richard Barnett
Narrated by: Jim Carter
Music by: Daniel Pemberton
Story: Rok Predin
Script: Richard Barnett & Rok Predin
Animators: Will Thomas, Sam Cundall, Rok Predin, Seni Soetan
Sound design: Barnaby Templer & Jake Roberts @Fonic
Mix: Barnaby Templer
Foley artist: Sue Harding
Foley recordist/editor: Christopher Swaine
Voices: JM Finch, Sue Harding, Samantha Jones, Emily Snape, Barnaby Templer
Costume Designer: Sara Savelj
A Trunk Animation Production 2015

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In Press

By Richard

One of a Kind

On 08, Sep 2014 | In Press | By Richard

Trunk director Rok Predin completes his most ambitious film to date, “One of a Kind”.

Trunk’s director Rok Predin has just finished his eagerly anticipated film “One of a Kind”. It’s 3 minutes 40 seconds of pure richness and joy, from the near expressionist visuals to Jim Carter’s resonating performance, and from Daniel Pemberton’s dynamic music score, to Barnaby Templers sound design and beautifully measured audio mix!

The film is a contemplation about all the people who had to meet, all the tiny acts of fate and chance that had to come together, in order for you to sit here right now, reading this! Rok felt that this overwhelming question allowed ample opportunity for lots of humour, sentiment, and beauty.

Rok had the idea for the short over 2 years ago but commitments (like making other films!) delayed the start of the production to the beginning of this year. The story and script were developed with producer Richard Barnett, and as the epic task of designing over 70 characters took place, with costumes so beautifully designed and created by Sara Savelj, the team was carefully put together.

First on board was Ivor Novello winning composer and friend, Daniel Pemberton. In between finishing Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” and starting his new Hollywood feature, now well under way, Pemberton got behind the story and the film. Rok notes; “we knew the music had a massive part to play, especially to help re-iterate different moods and time periods throughout the piece and felt very fortunate to have Daniel on board”.

Now with such a rich visual aesthetic, and a beautifully composed track, the team knew they needed a big performance from a commanding voice, and who else but the incredibly talented Jim Carter. A long illustrious stage, film and television career, which includes appearing at the National Theatre, starring in feature films such as “Shakespeare in Love” and a host of TV work including “The Singing Detective” and “Downtown Abbey”, ensured he had a voice with just the right kind of timbre, elegance and warmth.

At the recording the guys were bowled over, ‘It’s always so much fun watching someone with so much talent, doing their job.’ Before Predin and Barnett started the recording session, and having worked with numerous actors in the past, they re-assured each other that they wouldn’t get overwhelmed with the first take…..But, ‘it was just a joy to watch’ says Predin, ‘he was acting out each sentence with so much commitment and understanding and we knew when he had finished we had captured lightning in a bottle’.

A team of animators came on board, and with so many characters to get stuck into, there was ample opportunity to develop miniature narratives within each of the scenes, it was play time! Rok, then had the task of pulling everything together, with heavy renders coming out of Cinema 4D numerous techniques were put together in order to streamline the process. The compositing as always was a joy to behold, and a first chance to see the culmination of 6 months hard work!

Finally the call went in to long time collaborators Jake Roberts and Barnaby Templer at Fonic post production. Barnaby put together a team of foley and voice artists to create all the vocalisations and the plethora of sounds needed for the film. The balance was key, creating enough room for all the different audio elements to shine in their own right and do the job that they were designed to do. Needless to say when Rok and Richard sat in on the final mix they were blown away.

So, having had a blast for the past year, it’s time for the next one, let’s see which idea will get picked for production next!

Click below for press coverage:-

Animation Magazine eu

Awesome Robot

Animation World Network



Digital Arts


Little Black Book








The Animation Blog

The Curious Brain


3D World

Director by – Rok Predin
Narrated by – Jim Carter
Music by – Daniel Pemberton
Producer – Richard Barnett

Story: Rok Predin
Script: Richard Barnett & Rok Predin

Animators -Will Thomas
Sam Cundall
Rok Predin
Seni Soetan

Sound design – Barnaby Templer & Jake Roberts @Fonic
– mix: Barnaby Templer
– foley artist: Sue Harding
-foley recordist/editor: Christopher Swaine
-voices: JM Finch
Sue Harding
Samantha Jones
Emily Snape
Barnaby Templer

Costume Designer – Sara Savelj

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In news / blog

By Layla

Rok Predin | One of a Kind

On 18, Jul 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

Here it is folks! Rok Predin’s new film “One of a Kind”. This is the culmination of many many months of hard work and it’s definitely been worth all the effort. We hope you like it, we love it….and just try getting that tune out of your head.

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In news / blog

By Layla

One of a Kind, who’s hungry?

On 29, May 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

After sitting quietly in the corner for a few months now, barely even tearing his eyes away from his monitor Rok has started rendering his latest film. It’s a sumptuous treat for the eyes. Here’s a little taster.

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