This article on The Boy and the Robin was originally published on The South African and was written by Ishani Chetty.

A group of nine young filmmakers from The Animation School in Cape Town have won a gold award for their short animation film, the Boy and the Robin in the student division of the 2020 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards.Β 

The awards aim to celebrate and honour all lengths of work in the television and film industries. The categories of winners are a reflection of global trends and aim to encourage the future generation of creatives to explore their imagination.Β 

The Boy and the RobinΒ is a short adventure-drama film, which follows a young boy named Adam who, through his imagination, is transported into a new world based off of a TV show he is enamoured with.

When a terrible accident occurs in his imaginary world, the boy finds himself exposed to a reality he struggles to come to terms with. Forced to leave his imaginary world behind him, he develops a new sense of responsibility and purpose.

The Boy and the Robin
The Boy and the Robin

The creative team behind the creation of the award-winning film includes; Hannah O’Brien, Tamika Bramwell, Storm Arendse, Hanno van Der Merwe, Hayleigh Gundry, Abraham Mohotsi, Conor Louw, Kyle Ryan and Tian Westraad. These nine third-year students were guided by the talented lecturers at The Animation School, Benito Kok and Jarrod Hassenjager. 

Watch the award-winning film below and visit this link to read about how the filmmakers got here.