Sidewalk Empire was the first film I made during my 3 year degree as part of a group project, alongside another friend and collective member, Gabriella Ditton.

 

The plot revolves around Frank, a stockbroker pigeon in 1930's New York who experiences a sudden decline in fortune. As a first film, we had an opportunity to experiment and develop our storyboarding, set design, character rigging and sound work.

 

In terms of our current standard of work, Sidewalk Empire proved to be a great stepping stone in discovering our strengths within digital animation and getting to grips with working among a team rather than as a solo animator.

Sidewalk Empire (2014)