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.
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
Sound Design & Mix: 740 Sound
Mixer: Larry Winer
Sound Designers: Chris Pinkston, A Josh Reinhardt, Rob Marshall