In Sickness wins Gold Award in New York
06 Mar 2012 by iclover
South Africa's The Animation School has been pulling up a few trees of late, with its students earning a number of accolades around the world.
In Sickness – a short directed by Ian Van Heerden – won the World Gold Gold at the New York Festivals, and took second place at the AnimationSA Student Awards. The film is about a young man's final dream before he dies. His wife visits him and tries to save him from this nightmare. "In Sickness is my first animated short film, and I'm extremely happy with it," said Ian.
"It took a group of six people nine months to complete it as a final year project, and we've already got our eyes on future projects to come."
Elsewhere at the AnimationSA Student Awards, The Animation School brought home six gongs, as follows:
1. Short Film
Winner of the grand prize: Jeanelize de Nys - Wing IT (The Animation School)
2nd : Ian van Heerden – In Sickness (The Animation School)
2. Character Animation
Winner: Jeanelize de Nys - Wing It (The Animation School)
3. Outstanding Technical Achievement
Winner by default: Shane Marks – Wing It (The Animation School)
4. Production Design
Paul Lombard – Creative Tanks (The Animation School)
5. Best Visual Execution
3rd: Shane Marks – Wing It (The Animation School)