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.
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’.
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.
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.
An online trailer for Lemony Snickett's THE DARK. And the voice talking is some English bloke who did the audiobook: http://t.co/NPO82K9CzT
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) April 25, 2013
The Dark is out on Orchard Books 3rd April 2013.
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’.