SHY THE SUN

…is rooted in an environment of passion for animation and an approach that is well beyond the ordinary. Borne out of a desire to knot animation and the arts, Shy the Sun is passionate about the power of narrative, and the visual feast of fantastical worlds and endearing characters that are developed through a dynamic process of storytelling. With each project we try something new and challenging. Our wildly inventive and lavishly detailed pieces are celebrated for their ability to capture the imagination of all viewers, young and old. Shy the Sun strongly believes in a dynamic relationship between client, agency and resource, and is dedicated to the delivery of unique and challenging work.

We enjoy being involved from step one – collaborating with our clients in finding the best ways and teams to execute our commercials. We follow a hands-on approach, maintain a devoted interest in our projects and a special closeness to the characters, story and end-vision. We carefully consider the projects we take on, it is not about getting a project out as soon as possible, and also not about falling back onto previously used techniques, but about finding a balance between sticking to an unyielding timeline and artfully crafting a product to utmost perfection. Shy the Sun is represented by Passion Pictures in Paris and New York, and by Strange Beast in London.

 

SERVICES

Our services include illustration, character design, animation, live action, games and interactive installations.

 

AWARDS

Tale of How – Special Destinction Award – Annecy International Film Festival – 2007

Tale of How – Best Independent Film Award – Bradford International Film Festival – 2007

Tale of How – Canal+ Award – Cleremont-Ferrand Film Festival – 2007

Tale of How – Excellence Award (Silver) – Expose 3 – 2007

Tale of How – Grand Master Award (Gold) – Expose 4 – 2007

Tale of How – Artistic Perfection Prize – International Festival of Animation, St Petersburg, Russia – 2007

Tale of How – Grand Prix of Festival (Golden Peg Bear) – Animanima – 2007

Tale of How – Best Video Creation – Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival – 2007

Tale of How – Third Prize – Backup Festival – 2007

Tale of How – Best Animation Short Film – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes – 2007

Tale of How – Best Film – Mnet Edit – 2007

Tale of How – Best Short Film – South African Film and Television Awards – 2007

United Airlines: Sea Orchestra – Craft Gold, Animation and Visual Effects – Loeries – 2009

United Airlines: Sea Orchestra – Sliver Award – Clio – 2009

United Airlines: Sea Orchestra – Bronze Award – Clio – 2009

United: Sea Orchestra – D&AD Annual – D&AD – 2009

United Airlines: Sea Orchestra – Animation – Communication Arts Awards – 2009

Bakers: Precious Biscuits – Silver Statue – London International Awards Festival – 2009

Bakers: Precious Biscuits – Gold Award – New York Film and Television Awards – 2009

Bakers: Precious Biscuits – Craft Gold, Art Direction – Loeries – 2009

Bakers: Precious Biscuits – Craft Certificate, Animation – Loeries – 2009

Mnet: Firefly & Ladybug – Bronze Medal, Motiongraphic Design – Loeries – 2011

Mnet: Firefly & Ladybug – Campaign Craft Certificate, Animation – Loeries – 2011

Alice: Madness Returns – Craft Certificate, Art Direction – Loeries – 2011

Alice: Madness Returns – Craft Certificate, Animation – Loeries – 2011

Clover: Way Better – First Place Golden Statuette – Mobius Awards – 2011

Clover: Way Better – Best International Animation – Infocom EME Awards – 2011

Beatles: Rock Band – Nomination for Yellow Pencil, Animation Crafts – D&AD 2010

Musica: Labour of Love – Bronze Award, Brand Identity and Collateral Design – 2006

Virgin Atlantic: Suite Dreams – Gold Award, Print Craft, Art Direction – Loeries – 2006

Virgin Atlantic: Suite Dreams – Gold Award, Print Craft, Illustration – Loeries – 2006

Virgin Atlantic: Suite Dreams – Gold Award, Print Advertising, Newspaper – Loeries – 2006

African Salad – Silver Award, Publication Design – Loeries – 2007