With post-production on our second animated feature in the can, some of the Triggerfish team are heading to Cannes where we will be screening Khumba for the first time at the market.
The winners of the 2013 South African Film and Television Awards were announced on Saturday during a gala event at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. Triggerfish’s first animated feature “Adventures in Zambezia” was nominated for Best Music, Direction and Animation and won the award for Best Animation. A prize was sponsored by the DTI and NFVF. “The film has broken records overseas, often passing animated features from the major studios,” says Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest, “And it’s a huge honour for our achievements to be recognized on local soil by members of the South African Film Industry.”
Samuel L. Jackson, voice of Tendai in Adventures in Zambezia, made a special appearance at the award ceremony to present the trophies for Best Actor and Actress.
This weekend also saw Zambezia being nominated for an Africa Movie Academy Award. The film released in SA theaters in December and won Best SA Feature Film at Durban International Film Festival last year. It was also nominated for 2 Annie Awards. The DVD will be available for rental from April 5th and will be available to buy at all major retail outlets in SA April 12th.
Triggerfish is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in San Francisco later this month. Kelly Dillon, who has been spearheading our exciting new in-house gaming division will be representing the studio. Anyone interested in meeting up with her or seeing some of the fun games from our second animated feature film “Khumba” should drop her an email to set up a meeting. See you there!
Triggerfish Animation Studios’ debut feature Adventures in Zambezia has been nominated for two Annies this year. This is the first time in the history of the Annie Awards that a studio from Africa has cracked the nomination list. The Hollywood-based awards are the most prestigious awards in the animation industry, and are coveted by all the major studios.
Adventures in Zambezia has been nominated for Best Music by local composer Bruce Retief, with Jim Cummings scooping a nomination for Best Voice Artist in the role of the villain, Budzo.
We continue to expect great things from our next films.
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Last week, the Design Indaba team came to visit the Triggerfish farm. The team toured the studio and interviewed several staff on our creative team. It’s always great showing people around the studio – we are lucky to have such a wonderful space here in Bergvliet among the cows and sheep and the odd goat.