Promonews - 12th Nov 2020

Reza Dolatabadi's second collaboration during the lockdown with Bastille is a 2D animated video that follows a normal guy who's suddenly taken on an out-of-this-world adventure.

“Overall I wanted to give the video a grand feel, almost like it belongs on the big screen, and for that we had to build a city in 3D, lock all the camera angles and movements and then animate our characters over the 3D layouts,” Reza Dolatabadi explains. “Animation is a teamwork. I have to say I’ve been so lucky to work with an incredible team of artists from all over the world on this project. Without their dedication and attention to details there was no way I could have finished this ambitious piece.”

"Survivin'" dropped in September. It followed the surprise July release of the single "WHAT YOU GONNA DO???" featuring Blur's Graham Coxon, with an animated video also directed by Reza Dolatabadi.

PRO Credits


DirectorReza Dolatabadi
ProducerReza Dolatabadi
EditorReza Dolatabadi
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXAmir B Ash
Character DesignHamid Bahrami
Other creditsWritten By Reza Dolatabadi & Alex Kirkland Animation Supervision: Ehsan Ansari Character Animation: Ehsan Ansari, Yasin Haghighi, Ehsan Jafarri Backgrounds: Henry Wong, Henrik Evensen Supporting Background Artist: Shahab Serwaty Edit And Compositing: Reza Dolatabadi Storyboards: Hamid Bahrami 3D Layouts: Amir B Ash Colour Producer: Olly Whitworth Character Colouring: Sara Sobhrooyan, Parsa Javaherian

Promonews - 12th Nov 2020

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