1. The Boy Who Learned To Fly

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    The Boy Who Learned To Fly is a seven-minute biographical film based on true events from Usain Bolt’s life. The flat-shaded look captures the vibrant flora of Jamaica with layers of colourful geometric shapes and textures. The film won a D&AD Pencil Awards for Film Advertising Crafts / Animation for Film Advertising.

    Co-directed by Limbert Fabian and Jake Wyatt, the short was a collaboration with TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, Gatorade and Moonbot Studios. It was launched last year online, in theaters and on Snapchat as part of Gatorade’s For the Love of Sport program.

    The Boy Who Learned To Fly tells a deeper story of the fastest man in the world, that lets everyone know why he is the way he is. From humble beginnings to the world stage. The pressures of fame and the lesson he had to learn to fly past them. Resulting in a charming and touching story.

    You can watch the thought behind crafting the film in this making of video. You should also head over to Moonbot Studios to see some of their other animations.

    Credits

    Animation Company: Moonbot Studios
    Directors: Limbert Fabian, Jake Wyatt
    Producer: Wendell Riley
    Executive Producers: Lampton Enochs, Brandon Oldenburg, Trish Farnsworth-Smith
    Editor: Calvin O’Neal Jr.
    Storyboards: Kenny Callicutt, Limbert Fabian, Adam Volker, Jake Wyatt
    Art Supervisor: Kenny Callicutt
    Music: South
    Sound Design & Mix: 740 Sound
    Mixer: Larry Winer
    Sound Designers: Chris Pinkston, A Josh Reinhardt, Rob Marshall