Amazon Prime “An Unlikely Friendship” by Chris Balmond and The Mill

VFX supervisors Adam Droy and Pete Hodsman lead The Mill creature crew into a holiday adventure in bipolar hyena hilarity with Blur Films director Chris Balmond for Amazon Prime.

Produced thru agency CyW and anchored by a cover of Nat King Cole’s “Smile” by UK singer-songwriter Joy Crookes, the story centers on two mismatched outsiders bonding over streaming comedy.

Watch the behind-the-scenes video:
 

 
Amazon Prime An Unlikely Friendship Chris Balmond The Mill | STASH MAGAZINE

Amazon Prime An Unlikely Friendship Chris Balmond The Mill | STASH MAGAZINE

Amazon Prime An Unlikely Friendship Chris Balmond The Mill | STASH MAGAZINE

Amazon Prime An Unlikely Friendship Chris Balmond The Mill | STASH MAGAZINE

Amazon Prime An Unlikely Friendship Chris Balmond The Mill | STASH MAGAZINE
 
Client: Amazon

Agency: CyW
Creative Director: Willy Lomana, Carmelo Rodríguez
Producer: Elena Pineda

Production: Blur Films
Director: Chris Balmond
Executive Producer: Mario Forniés, Zico Judge, Richard Packer
Producer: Dani Borges, Laureana Ferrucci
Director of Photography: Rob Hardy

VFX: The Mill
VFX Supervisor: Adam Droy, Pete Hodsman
Executive Producer: Gemma Humphries
Producer: Dan Crozier
Shoot Supervisor: Pete Hodsman, Ivan Lopez Hernandez
2D Lead Artist: Fergal Hendrick, Renjith IR
3D Lead Artist: Kanishk Chauhan, Patrick Keogh
Animation Supervisor: Paul Tempelman
2D Artist: Lester Brown, Fergal Hendrick, Prasanna Kumar T Bhatt, Aravind M, Sole Martin, Gustavo Ribeiro, Mayank Shekhar Tiwali
3D Artist: Tony Atherton, Carlo Carfora, Sukanta Chakraborty, Upasana Choudhary, Arpit Gangrade, Nirgun Gawade, Samiran Ghosh, Bhushan Ghurade, Andreas Graichen, Margaux Huneau, Shahid Hussain, Patrick Keogh, Fazal Khan, Murali Krishna Reddy, Indrajeet Kumar, Sendil Kumar J, Alberto Lara , Jeffrey Lee, Aaron Morris, Joao Pires, Kailash Prasad, Rahul Rai, Verru Ramesh,Christoph Schinko Beck Selmes, Edward Shires, Kamaljeet Singh , Dhruba Sinha, Adem Suleyman, Paul Tempelman, Rakshit U, Rachel Ward, Sathyaraj
Real-time Artist: Michael Parker
Finish Artist: Matthew (Wispy) Clarke, Jeanette Eiternes, Richard Payne
Matte Painting: Mahesh Ramakant Desai
Line Producer: Agrata Idnani
Colorist: Tim Martin

Editor: Marc Soria
Edit Assist: Bernat Udina

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