Design: Jorge R Canedo Estrada. Animation: Marisabel Fernandez

Design: Jorge R Canedo Estrada. Animation: Marisabel Fernandez

Late last year, Shane Koyczan and Vancouver Opera asked if Giant Ant would like to partner on a brand new opera.

I had the chance to work on this incredible piece with the team at Giant Ant. A moving story about the life of Shane Koyczan and his life long struggle with bullying.

After months of work, the piece is now being projected  over three massive screens, illustrating over 40 background settings and dark inner-workings of the main character in a 2-hour long stage performance called Stickboy. To read more about the Opera, visit here.

ANIMATION CREDITS:

A collaboration with Shane Koyzcan and Vancouver Opera                      

Creative Direction: Leah Nelson, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada & Henrique Barone

Producer: Teresa Toews
Art Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Concept and Storyboard: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone & Leah Nelson with help from Rachel Peake & Shane Koyzcan
Design: Henrique Barone, Lucas Brooking, Gergely Wootsch, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, & Shawn Hight
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Marisabel Fernandez

Animation Montage:

Voiceover: Shane Koyczan
Music: Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Edit: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada

 
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Photos of the performance by Tim Matheson Photography:

Photos of the performance by Tim Matheson Photography:

The Trailer for the Opera:

Art Work: Gergely Wootsch .  Animation: Marisabel Fernandez.

Art WorkGergely Wootsch .  Animation: Marisabel Fernandez.

Art Work: Gergely Wootsch .  Animation: Marisabel Fernandez.

Art WorkGergely Wootsch .  Animation: Marisabel Fernandez.

                                                                      With the team!

                                                                      With the team!