The World Of Norm: May Need Rebooting

From author and comedian Jonathan Meres’,  ‘The World Of Norm:
May Need Rebooting’ is the latest in an award-winning series of children’s books.
Orchard, part of the Hachette group turned to GVFilm to script, animate and produce this vibrant and funny TV Spot illustrating the laugh-out-loud ‘World Of Norm’,

animating original illustrations from illustrator Donough O’Malley and a voice over from the author himself, along with specially commissioned designs from our friends at Sugarzoo. Along with animation and production, the spot was also finished, mixed, cleared, trafficked and delivered by GVFilm to Disney UK and Turner’s Cartoon Network.

Magic Animal Friends

After the success of the  ‘Rainbow Magic’ books. Orchard turned to GVFilm to advertise the release of Daisy Meadow’s latest book series ‘Magic Animal Friends’.

We scripted and animated the TV spot, giving it a sprightly mix and charming voice over courtesy of GVFilm friend, actress Sandy Foster who can be seen in Mike Leigh’s Palm d’Or  nominated film ‘Mr Turner’.

Boy Nobody

For the Orchard Books release of the novel,  Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff, GVFilm were asked to create a fast paced, thrilling trailer to appeal to young adult readers, but without giving away too much of the mysterious and surprisingly hard edged story of a teenage assassin.

We scripted, filmed, directed and scored the book trailer, which is part of a wider campaign planned with PR agency Fetch Publicity and stars actor Tom Clarke Hill, (Batman: Arkham City, Sniper Elite) and features model and presenter Lora Leigh (Metal Hammer, Front Magazine).

Boy Nobody is the first in a planned series and the film rights have already been optioned by Sony Pictures with Jayden Smith in the frame as the title character.





The Dark

We are excited to reveal the UK trailer for ‘The Dark’. The new children’s book by acclaimed author Lemony Snickert and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
The Trailer was shot, animated and produced by the team at GVFilm and it features a narration by GVFilm hero Neil Gaiman.
“Creating this trailer was a joy, the team at Orchard were great, and our little actors were amazing” says GVFilm Director Jeremy Shaw

The Guardian has featured the trailer in their book section here, and Neil Gaiman himself tweeted about the release.

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The Dark is out on Orchard Books 3rd April 2013.

SeaQuest

Something different for GVFilm…a trailer where we also created the footage from scratch !

For the release of ‘SeaQuest’ a new series of books from best selling author Adam Blade, Orchard Children’s books supplied GVFilm with glorious illustrations and let our imagination run riot. We scripted, animated, scored and edited the trailer – with the brief being to make it feel like a ‘Saturday Morning Cartoon’.

MetaWars

We have been hard at work on trailers for an exciting new book series, ‘MetaWars’ by Jeff Norton for Hachette Children’s books.
Set in a dystopian future two warring factions (the Millennials and the Guardians) are fighting for control of an online virtual world called the Metasphere.
Check out the website at www.metawarsbooks.com and the first two trailers below. Whose side are you on?