Triggerfish CEO in 100 World Class South Africans

Categories: online article, print media, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest has been named as one of 100 World Class South Africans in City Press’s inaugural compilation of 100 most extraordinary achievers.

Forrest was listed amongst other ‘Groundbreakers & Thought Leaders’. According to the news publication, the selection process was rigorous for the 100 living South Africans who have achieved world class status in the arts, sciences, business, design, civil society and sport.

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Triggerfish Hooks Aardman’s Arthur Sheriff

Categories: jobs, Stick Man, Studio Updates, zambezia | Posted by: Triggerfish

Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation has appointed Arthur Sheriff as an advisor to the company. London-based Sheriff has worked for many years in the film industry as a Marketing and Publicity strategist specializing in the Animation sector. He is probably best known as Aardman’s Head of Communications, a post he will relinquish after 25 years.

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Sep 24 2014


Categories: Animation, kids | Posted by: Triggerfish

Triggerfish is excited to announce that Mike Scott‘s “Moosebox” has been picked up for development by Nickelodeon. The 2D animation done in 8-bit style pixel animation was produced at Triggerfish Animation Studios after Mike Scott’s pitch was chosen as one of 10 shorts to be produced for Nickelodeon’s 2013 Global Animated Shorts Program. The 2 minute short was directed and animated by Mike at the studios and it has now been released online with an announcement from Animation World Network. You can watch here:

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Triggerfish 3rd place in Vision to Reality Awards

Categories: competition, presentation, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Last night, Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest accepted the award for third place in the 2014 PwC  Vision to Reality Awards which celebrate dynamic companies in the technology sector that have demonstrated growth. The awards aim to encourage the best companies to step forward as role models, and to inspire future technology start-ups, as well as to recognise and honour companies whose outstanding achievements have made them some of South Africa’s most successful technology companies.

Read more about the gala awards ceremony and the winners on Ventureburn.

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Khumba Heritage Day premiere in 3 languages

Categories: Animation, Feature Film, khumba, kids | Posted by: Triggerfish

In a fitting celebration for Heritage Day, viewers across South Africa can catch Khumba on DSTV in either English, Afrikaans or Zulu on Wednesday 24th at 18:30. Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. The story of Khumba about a zebra born with only half his stripes is a truly South African story which aims to do exactly that so catch it in one of the 3 languages from next week!

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Sep 12 2014
Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers

Categories: Animation, presentation, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

One of the events that form part of Creative Week Cape Town is a project called Meet the Makers. Meet the Makers is an opportunity to explore the studio spaces and have in-depth discussions with some of the city’s leading creatives. All the events are free, but have limited spaces. On Monday, the group will be visiting Hasan and Husein Essop in Hout Bay at the Lalela Project and then  Triggerfish Animation in Bergvliet – to get a sneak peak into the studio behind the animation “Khumba”.

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Triggerfish to host animation 48 Hour Film Project

Categories: Animation, competition, SA industry, studio | Posted by: Triggerfish

Triggerfish is offering its facilities to any Animation teams who would like to compete in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project.

As many of you already know Animation can take a very long time. On a film like Khumba only 3 seconds on animation is completed in a single day. One can spend hours or days on a single expression. Well we’d like to shake things up a bit. BENCHfilms and Triggerfish would like to challenge all animators in Cape Town to try and make a short film in 48hours as part of this year’s 48hourfilmproject; where perfection comes second and story is king. Are you up for the challenge?

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Triggerfish at DISCOP Africa

Categories: Animation, Festival, International Industry, SA industry | Posted by: Triggerfish

DISCOP Africa is a three-day TV content event happening Nov 5-7th in Johannesburg, combining a major industry trade show, educational seminars and networking events, designed around building new relationships and growing a business.

Triggerfish partner Anthony Silverston will be attending as a member of the Final Jury for a pitching competition held as part of the DISCOPRO Program, showcasing new and original ideas for programming from African producers.

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