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In news / blog

By Layla

Great! We’re off to Pictoplasma

On 17, Mar 2015 | In news / blog | By Layla

It’s been a great week for festival announcements at Trunk HQ! Our director’s Rok Predin and Alasdair + Jock film’s ‘One of a Kind’ and ‘Earthworm Heart’ both have been accepted into Pictoplasma 2015 in Berlin. We are very proud, congratulations boys!

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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

Awesome Robo

On 19, Jul 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

A link to a lovely article about Rok’s film. Thanks Awesome Robo!

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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 Richard

Rok Predin’s New Short Film Trailer ‘One of a Kind’

On 25, Mar 2014 | In news / blog | By Richard

Trunk Animation’s director Rok Predin has been working like a demon since the New Year creating his fabulous new film ‘One of a Kind’. The trailer gives a first peak at the sumptuous rich palette, style and feel of this upcoming short. It also features just one of the staggering 73 characters featured in the film. It has been great fun noticing the increasing amount of highlighter ink covering the printed pages stuck to the wall beside Rok, as they mark the progression of each character from concept to completion. Even though there are many pages to go, Rok is confident of a late spring release.

The subject of the film contains a grand evolved theme that, like his short “Back in the Day” (, will resonate with all of us. For the first time in a Rok Predin short a narrator has been used to tell the story. The narration is provided by…..well that’s a secret for now but Rok was chuffed when they agreed to get involved. However, we can tell you that the Ivor Novello award winning composer Daniel Pemberton, who has just finished working on Ridley Scott’s latest feature ‘The Counselor’, is creating the wonderful score. And as always we’re thrilled that Barnaby Templer and Fonic have agreed to come on board to look after the Post Production.

As so many distinct characters are involved in the film it creates a host of challenges for Rok, who notes “The main challenge is to find an efficient way to animate multiple characters and retain their diversity without making custom rigs for each of them”. Working with a small team he is overcoming this and other challenges by pushing his skill set to the max. Using Photoshop, Cinema 4D and After Effects Rok is constructing a multitude of costumes, textures, hairstyles and accessories for his characters all which bear the visual handwriting of their creator.

All of us at Trunk are waiting the late spring with bated breath.  One thing we can be sure of is that the completed film will sit proudly alongside his other well-received shorts that include “The Chase” ( and “Inside” (

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