Experience the essence of Afro Optimism when SA is represented at the Absa VUKA Showcase this year in East London. Taste, listen to, and see the talent and creativity streaming out of the borders of this ever-developing country. Over the weekend of Nov 1-3 Triggerfish will be attending the inaugural event as part of the Vision showcase Programme. Producer Mike Buckland will be discussing the making of Zambezia while director Anthony Silverston will talk about Khumba. Animator and Shot Supervisor Kane Croudace will also be on hand to demonstrate the animation software. Says Buckland “Triggerfish is excited to be represented at an event with the positive theme of Awakening Afro Optimism since this aligns with our greater vision to portray a positive vision of Africa and its talent to the world.”
For a full line up of presentations, visit http://absavuka.co.za/
During our trip at Annecy, the fine folk at Focus on Animation caught up with us and caught a sneak peak of Khumba. If you can read French, here’s their review (7.5 out of 10) and if you’re interested in hearing more directly from the team, catch the interviews featured below.
Twelve members of the KHUMBA crew made their way to the beautiful town of Annecy for the chance to see years of their work up on the big screen for the first time where it screened in competition at one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious animation festivals.
Annecy 2013 – tickets, Khumba in the press room and posters of our CEO Stuart Forrest.. No wait, that’s not what he looks like. He’s a bit taller.
In celebration of the Triggerfish Animation nomination for two Annie Awards, including the Best Music in an Animated Feature Production, and the first African studio ever to be nominated for these prestigious awards, we are excited to release the Adventures in Zambezia theme song, “Get Up”, sung by the talented lead singer of Freshlyground, Zolani Mahola, and written and composed by Bruce Retief.
The Adventures in Zambezia Soundtrack is available on the iTunes Store.