BBC 'Need a Good Sleep?'

Animation

Delighted to be able to share this BBC ‘Sleeping Forecast’ promo I just made with the brilliant Joseph Wallace and amazing team of creatives that will hopefully putting audience to sleep!

After making the Christmas promo the BBC Sounds team came back to us and asked for a brand film to communicate the soothing and soporific quality of the podcast. We created a piece with diverse cast falling asleep in simple, theatrical yet highly evocative settings. It’s the 100th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast, which the Sleeping Forecast is built on, so our piece happens in a fishing village and there are nautical easter eggs throughout.

Joseph brilliantly directed and designed again. Adeena and Lara’s puppets are gorgeous (and thanks to Adeena’s mum for stepping in). Eve and Lara’s model-making is exceptional. Malcolm (Corpse Bride, Chicken Run 2) shot and lit beautifully with animated wave reflections, leaf shadows and programmed lighting throughout. Wonderful lead animation from Steve (Pinnochio, Isle of Dogs). Great rigs from Rob. Fred did lovely, seamless compositing. Classy sound Design and mix from David and grade by Ben. Shout out to Martha Ling and Frederick Botham at the BBC who are brilliant commissioners and Katy Leckie for the original hook-up and VoiceOver!

I shot and edited a little behind the scenes film to capture all the creativity, ingenuity and imagination that went into creating the film, featuring the brilliant team that made it happen:

CREDITS

Director, Designer: Joseph Wallace
Creative Director, Producer: Yoav Segal
BBC Commissioners: Martha Ling, Frederick Botham
Puppets: Adeena Grubb, Lara Hosking
Puppet Assistance: Melanie Grubb
Models and props: Eve Bannister, Lara Hosking
Cinematographer: Malcolm Hadley
Animation: Steve Warne, Joseph Wallace
Rigging: Robin Jackson
Compositing: Federico Parodi
Sound Design and Mix: David Gritzman at Gramercy Park Studios
Grade: Ben Rogers at Gramercy Park Studios
Post-house producers: Richard Donaghue at Gramercy Park Studios
Shot at: Clapham Road Studios
Voiceover: Neil Nunes, Katy Leckie
Music: Solstråler Music
Thanks to: Katy Leckie, Daisy Garside, Ben Côte, George Warren, Max Halstead, Giulia Marcolini, Peter Jewkes, Wessen Jazrawi, Charlotte Dubery