Via - animated short
A Multi-award winning short animated film that tells the journey of life through the use of epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and the silver linings and the lessons to be learnt in even the lowest times.
I worked with director Izzy Burton and the team at Blue Zoo to create a soundtrack that would enhance the bittersweet emotion of the piece without overpowering it. To achieve this I gravitated towards a very simple, stripped back instrumentation. Elements are introduced gradually with the appearance of each character. First piano, then strings. Eventually from the counterpoint of the two, a third more heavenly element emerges: voice.
In 2018, Via won Best animated short at London Independent Film Festival, Best Animation at Euro Shorts and Best Concept Art at One-Reeler Short Film Competition.