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Tribeca X 2023 Official Selection: Gorillaz Presents
Directed by Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby, the experience is a finalist at the 2023 awards
Double win for Gorillaz Presents at the Webbys
Taking home the People’s Voice Award and Best Performance
Johnny Kelly at Pictoplasma 2023
Taking over one of the highly coveted Artist Talks slots on Saturday
The Extraordinary Story of Imaginary Space
Head of Immersive, Pablo Colapinto on the next era of spatial storytelling
Gorillaz Presents gets a Webby nomination
Directed by Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby, the experience introduced Gorillaz’s track ‘Skinny Ape’
Bronze for ‘The Monster’ at The British Arrows Awards
Hurray for Johnny Kelly who took home Bronze at the British Arrows Awards 2023 for his lovable monster
Gorillaz’s ‘Silent Running’ Official Selection at Annecy Festival
Directed by Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby
AICP Awards 2023: Nexus Studios
Our Head of Production, Rachel Moss and Shynola's Richard Kenworthy are on the judging panels
We’re a Standout in Ad Age’s 2023 Production Company A-List
Celebrating our fourth consecutive year in Ad Age’s prestigious A-List & Creativity Awards
Royal Television Society shortlists The House
The RTS Programme Awards nominated our Netflix anthology The House in Best Single Drama
Neeraja Raj in Forbes 30 under 30
Neeraja is honour in the Entertainment segment of the prestigious round up
Variety covers our ‘She Creates Change’ project
Created in collaboration with non-profit Room to Read, She Create Change will launch in October
She Creates Change: A six part docu-series by Nexus Studios
Created in collaboration with global charity Room to Read
Welcome Bonnie Taylor Forsyth
We're excited to announce the signing of the rising directorial star
Tune into Gorillaz Live Listening Party
To celebrate the release of Cracker Island the album we're helping Gorillaz present it live on Youtube
An Ode to Motion and Design
To welcome our latest venture, Nexus Design Studio, we’re looking back at our favourite motion graphics projects
It’s Nice That on the launch of Nexus Design Studio
In a feature detailing the new division and its dedication to motion design, headed by motion whizz Harry Butt.
Neeraja’s WaterAid spot wins an Anthem Award
Neeraja Raj directed ‘The Girl Who Built A Rocket’ for WaterAid to raise awareness around the clean water scarcity in Madagascar
The House features in Collider’s Top 10 Must Watch
Our dark comedy stop-motion 'The House' features second in Collider's Top 10 Must Watch Non-Disney Films
Gorillaz calls on Fx Goby again
Directed by Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby, the ambitious music video brings together prosthetics, pyrotechnics, performance, and...
ECD Alex Jenkins on Extending Reality
Immersive Executive Creative Director, Alex Jenkins, spoke to LBB about the state of play in XR
Elevating campaigns with immersive
Exploring the value that augmented reality activations can bring to campaigns...
See you at SXSW 2023
Hoping to bring three exciting panels to sunny Austin, be sure to vote for our PanelPicker entries...
6x Nominations at the 50th Annual Annie Awards
The Annie Awards honour excellence in the field of animation
Building alternate realities
Our directors create fantastical worlds through artful live-action, elevated by CG and animation techniques
‘A Future Begins’ wins at Ciclope
We're dothing our farmer caps to Johnny Kelly and the mighty Chipotle team on a Ciclope win...
Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination for ‘The House’
Congrats to composer and HMMA finalist, Gustavo Santaolalla on his nomination...
We’re heading to BFX Festival
We’re thrilled to be appearing in two panels as part of the festival's Speaker Series...
The Importance of Good Character
Executive Creative Director, Alex Jenkins on storytelling in the Metaverse...
We’re heading to AWE EU 2022
Attending this year’s AWE EU conference, we’ve curated an all female panel with...
‘A Future Begins’ and ‘Cracker Island’ announced as Ciclope nominees
We’re thrilled to see our projects shortlisted in one of the industry’s most coveted film craft awards...
Variety’s Top 10 Animators to Watch: Neeraja Raj
A huge congratulations to Neeraja Raj on making Variety’s 2022 Top 10 Animators to Watch list...
Announcing our collaboration with Room to Read
We’re proud to announce our collaboration with Room to Read today on the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl...
Two UKMVA nominations for Fx Goby
The UK Music Video Awards celebrate excellence in filmmaking for the music industry and honour the artists and craft behind it.
StoryTrails takes up residency at BFI
Having travelled across the UK this summer, StoryTrails is now taking up a special residency at BFI IMAX...
‘The Noisy Generation’ Ad of the Day
Transporting viewers back to the heady days of the 60s and 70s, Mischa Rozema’s new spot...
Kim Adams heads to MTH 2022
Catch our Director of Real-Time Production, Kim Adams, at the Mediatech Hub Conference...
‘A Future Begins’ screening at Manchester Animation Festival
The stop-motion short for Chipotle has been picked to screen in competition...
Immersive Department welcomes new ECDs
We are proud to announce Alex Jenkins and Deborah Casswell as Executive Creative Directors...
‘A Future Begins wins at the Gerety Awards 2022
Bringing home another two awards for its already crowded shelf, we’re thrilled to announce that...
See you at Fantoche Festival!
Taking part in a panel talk for the festival’s Industry Day, ‘The House’ creatives will be giving...
Catch Up with Craft Talks
We’re looking back at our conversations with award-winning directors and creative experts...
Haein & Paul discuss their new art book
It’s Nice That sit down with the prolific duo to discuss their new dual-sided art book, 'Mystery Friend'...
Trailblazing Moments in Music
This summer, we’ve had the pleasure of launching projects for some of the biggest names in music...
Kim Adams discusses new horizons in animation for LBB
Alongside fellow experts in the industry, our Director of Real-Time Production sat down with LBB...
The House wins Primetime Emmy Award
The Television Academy recently revealed this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards winners in the Animation juried categories. We’re thrilled to announce…
It’s Nice That: Manshen Lo on illustration and cover design
Discussing her love of illustration, It’s Nice That spoke to Manshen Lo about her recent cover designs...
Vote for our SXSW PanelPicker entries!
Hoping to bring three exciting panels to sunny Austin, be sure to vote for our PanelPicker entries...
StoryTrails completes half of UK tour
Harnessing the magic of AR and VR, it’s been great to see StoryTrails making its way...
‘The House’: Screen Rant Top 10 Best Netflix Animated Films
We were thrilled to see The House feature in Screen Rant’s Top 10 Best Netflix Original Animated Films...
Gorillaz Review: It’s Nice That
It’s Nice That reported on the launch of the latest music video from the world’s biggest animated band...
Gorillaz featured in Rolling Stone and Pitchfork
We’re thrilled to see the new music video for Gorillaz making waves in the world of music press...
Gorillaz: Animation press roundup
Earning praise from some of the biggest names in animation press, the new music video for Gorillaz...
‘The Stage Awaits’: Adweek’s Ad of the Day
We were thrilled to see our directing pair, Smith & Foulkes, cause...
Deadline Virtual Screening Series: ‘The House’
As part of Deadline’s Virtual Screening Series, the creative minds behind 'The House' met up...
Charlotte Bavasso and Paloma Baeza talk to Screen Daily on all things ‘The House’
Crossing our fingers ahead of next week’s Emmy nominations announcement, the duo...
Cartoon Brew: Carlos joins Nexus Studios
The news is out! Cartoon Brew have reported on the supremely talented Carlos López Estrada...
Welcome Carlos López Estrada
We are proud to announce the signing of Academy Award nominee, Carlos López Estrada...
Happy Pride Month 2022!
As we come to the end of Pride Month, we’re reflecting on a few important projects that celebrate...
Gerety Awards 2022 Shortlist
Continuing their winning streak on the awards circuit, A Future Begins and Tiptoe & the Flying Machine...
Six Cannes Lions 2022 wins
We are the most awarded UK Production Company at Cannes Lions 2022!
BBC Olympics trail wins at 2022 AICP Show
A massive congratulations to Paul, Jono, Kibwe, Fantasista and the talented team on another win...
‘The House’ wins big at Annecy Festival
Over the moon to receive the Jury Award in the TV Films category for The House. This wouldn’t have been possible without the...
IndieWire’s deep dive into ‘The House’, Part II
To conclude the 2-part deep focus on The House for IndieWire, Carlos Aguilar speaks to the Directors of The Hou...
IndieWire’s deep dive into ‘The House’: Part I
The predictions are flooding in for The House to make award history as the first animated show to be recognised in the 'Outstanding Television Movie' cate...
Sponsoring WIA World Summit 2022
Nexus Studios is sponsoring this year's Women in Animation World Summit, further pledging our support to the cause and inclusion...
See you at Annecy Festival
We're returning to Annecy International Animation Festival this year with a range of activity worthy of celebra...
Meet the Team
Driven by the same passion for storytelling and craft shared across Nexus Studios, our Original Content team actively seeks out the very best...
ABBA Voyage is now live!
A triumph forty years in the making, ABBA Voyage is now live! Taking up residence in the...
Heading for the Summit
Our Immersive Arts team will be on site at the Niantic's Lightship Summit on May 24th and 25th unveiling the latest...
Emmy Predictions: Can ‘The House’ Make History?
Our Netflix stop-motion anthology The House is named as one of Variety's picks for the 2022 Emmy Awards...
‘Drawn Closer’ is a winner at AdAge Creativity Awards 2022
‘Drawn Closer’ is Creativity Awards Craft of the Year: Digital/Social winner...
We’re in the top ten for Televisual’s 2022 Commercials 30 survey!
The results are in! Televisual Commercial’s 30 Annual Survey results have now been published...
We won a BAFTA! Factory Fifteen take home top prize
A massive congratulations to Paul, Jono, Kibwe, Fantasista and the talented team who worked on the film...
Happy Earth Day 2022
To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, we’re reflecting on a few of the innovative projects that have made a positive contribution to the world...
‘A Future Begins’ and ‘Drawn Closer’ winners at the Clio Awards
A big congratulations goes out to Johnny Kelly and Patrick Osborne and on their Clio Award wins...
Our BBC Olympics Trail is BAFTA nominated
Huge congratulations to Factory Fifteen, Fantasista Utamaro and the whole BBC Olympics Trail team...
Annecy Festival Official Selection 2022: ‘The House’ & ‘A Future Begins’
Our Netflix Special The House is included in Annecy Festival's Official Selection 2022...
Animation Magazine covers our Real-Time Animated ‘Vox Machina’ Q&A
We produced a first of its kind event, where cast from 'The Legend of Vox Machina' voiced and digitally puppeteered their own characters in a live Q&A...
Celebrating a win in AdAge A List & Creativity Awards
We're featured in AdAge’s prestigious A List & Creativity Awards, for the third...
Chipotle won an Annie Award
A massive congratulations to Johnny Kelly, Observatory and the whole Nexus Studios team behind 'A Future Begins' on their Annie Award win...
Welcoming Alex Grigg to Nexus Studios
We're delighted to announce Alex Grigg has joined our directorial roster...
Fx Goby’s ‘RITUAL’ film premieres at London Fashion Week
Fx Goby beautiful new film for Saul Nash’s AW22 collection, set inside one of the first black-owned barbershops in London...
Nine British Arrows nominations
A massive congratulations to Factory Fifteen and Johnny Kelly on their nominations at this year’s British Arrows Awards...
London Mayor visits Nexus HQ
Announcing a new skills training program to encourage people from under-represented backgrounds to join the Film, TV, Animation sectors...
‘The House’ is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
We were thrilled to see The House receiving a 96% rating on the Tomatometer and 70% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes...
A conversation with the talents behind ‘The House’
Skwigly’s Editor in Chief sat down with the directors behind The House to discuss how this unique gem of a project came together...
The Guardian recommends: “Netflix’s freakiest endeavour to date”
More top picks for The House, this time in The Guardian's seven best shows to stream this week...
‘The House’ in the The New York Times what to watch list
We were so pleased to see our new Netflix anthology, The House recommended by The New York Times...
Nexus Co-Founder on the Future of Animation
Our Co-Founder and ECD, Chris O’Reilly, caught up with Shots Co-Editor Danny Edwards on the state of play in animation.…
Celebrating two Annie nominations
We are over the moon to announce two Annie Awards nominations! It's an honour to see two of our stop-motion films...
The Verge praises ‘The House’ trailer
Looking to the January watch list, The Verge highlights our new Netflix stop-motion anthology as the perfect antidote to all the holiday schmaltz...
Animation Magazine on the “Haunting” trailer for ‘The House’
Mercedes Milligan remarked that the "The House is a felted stop-motion anthology of three unnerving...
Variety spotlights ‘The House’ Official Trailer
Check out the recently launched Official Trailer. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with major film...
‘The House’ Official Trailer hits AWN
We’re thrilled to see our peers in the animation community are looking forward to ‘The House’ Having shared the Official…
Watch the Official Trailer for ‘The House’
We're thrilled to share an exclusive peek at the official trailer of 'The House', our stop-motion...
Realtime Conference: Nexus Studios & Patrick Osborne In Conversation
Tune into our exciting panel talk at the Realtime Conference, featuring Director, Patrick Osborne...
BAFTA Breakthrough selects Siqi Song
We are over the moon that Siqi Song has been chosen to take part in the BAFTA Breakthrough USA 2021 programme...
Our BBC Olympics Trail is #5 in Campaign’s top 15 Film Ads
We’re doing the victory dance for Factory Fifteen and Fantasista Utamaro who’ve ranked #5 in Campaign’s ‘Top 15 Film Ads…
Films to Feast on
As the US celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas is fast approaching, we're taking a look at the emotional pull food has on us in this series of films...
‘Happier Than Ever’ Nominated for Best Music Film at the Grammys
Pinching ourselves over the news that our Billie Eilish concert film has been nominated for a Grammy...
Drawn Closer wins a Gold Lovie
A huge congratulations to Patrick Osborne and all the 'Drawn Closer' team on their Gold Lovie win...
Celebrating two Silver Ciclope Awards
We're thrilled to have received two Silvers at this year's Ciclope ceremony. Patrick Osborne was recognised in the Animation category...
Behind the scenes with It’s Nice That
Take a peek behind the scenes of 'A Future Begins', Johnny Kelly's latest work of art. In a detailed interview with It's Nice That the director reveals...
Johnny Kelly talks to Creative Review
In an exclusive deep dive behind the scenes with Creative Review, Johnny reveals what the brief was and how the project came to...
Factory Fifteen & Uta win ‘Sports Commercial of the Year’
The results of the Broadcast Sports Awards are out and we are in! The newly launched awards celebrate excellency...
Conor Finnegan’s Macy’s spot makes a splash
We're excited to welcome the holiday spirit with Conor Finnegan's, charming stop motion...
Animation Magazine opens the doors of ‘The House’
Animation Magazine praise the first look at 'The House' as "texturally rich and charmingly odd"...
Revealing the first stills from our Netflix anthology, ‘The House’
We could not be happier to reveal our dark comedy anthology, ‘The House’ will be available to stream globally on…
Building the AR Voyage: A Lightship Demo
Hear from our Head of Immersive, Pablo Colapinto, how we teamed up with Niantic to explore the potential of their newly launched tech, the ARDK.
Five steps to a more sustainable society
As world leaders continue talks in Glasgow for COP26, we’re looking at our own industry for...
We are thrilled to announce that the dynamic directing duo, Mike&Payne have signed to our talent roster...
Catch up on all five Craft Talks
For one week, we played host to a series of conversations between our directors and creative experts...
Unveiling StoryTrails for Unboxed: Creativity in the UK
We are so excited to be a part of StoryTrails, a large-scale immersive storytelling experience commissioned for UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK...
Variety’s Animators To Watch: Marc & Emma
A massive congratulations to Marc & Emma who have been named in Variety’s top 10 Animators to Watch in 2021...
Welcoming Director of Real-time, Kim Adams
We are thrilled to welcome Kim Adams who will now oversee our growing real-time production offering across TV and film...
Craft Talks with Nexus Studios
For one week, we played host to a series of conversations between our directors and creative experts. Covering...
Welcoming Encyclopedia Pictura
We’re delighted to welcome Encyclopedia Pictura to our talent roster. The visionary directorial collective is...
We’re taking a moment to celebrate the trailblazing women who continue to push forward creativity in new and exciting ways...
Elevating Sport through AR
We’re thrilled to continue to work closely with AT&T on elevating sport stats through next-generation augmented reality...
VW wins Gold at the Creative Circle Awards
The awards keep rolling in for Fx Goby’s rotoscoped wonder, ‘The Last Mile’...
Design Boom on the beautifully boozy ‘Clink Clink’
Nicolas Ménard, Jack Cunningham and James Graham talked to Design Boom about their stylish short film
Patrick Osborne in Conversation with Animation Magazine
Animation Magazine took a deep dive into Patrick Osborne’s latest project, a concert special by global superstar Billie Eilish...
The New York Times Reviews ‘Happier Than Ever’
Catching up on The New York Times review of Billie Eilish’s new concert film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Patrick Osborne...
Haein & Paul on amplifying underrepresented voices
Get to know our rising star directing duo, Haein & Paul, who caught up with LBB on all the things that inspire them, how they came to...
Around the World in Five Films
Escape on a cross continent tour of far flung places with this collection of films from a few of our directors.
Welcoming Siqi Song to our directorial roster
We are delighted to announce the Oscar-nominated director and animator, Siqi Song has joined Nexus Studios...
Dezeen explores Factory Fifteen’s BBC Olympics Trail
The architecture and design magazine caught up with Factory Fifteen on how they re-imagined Tokyo into a frenzied, Olympics-obsessed megacity...
‘Drawn Closer’ wins gold AICP Next Awards
A massive congratulations goes out to Patrick Osborne and the team behind ‘Drawn Closer’ on their AICP Next Awards win...
LBB High Five: Japan
Nexus Studios Director, animator and designer Fantasista ‘Uta’ Utamaro spotlights 5 creative projects from Japan in a round up for…
In conversation with renowned artist Chris Haughton
We caught up with Chris Haughton, the creative mind behind our recent art and tech collaboration, SCALE...
Nicer Tuesdays: Siqi Song
Hear from rising star director Siqi Song how she created her Academy Award nominated short 'Sister'...
SCALE: A new app co-developed with Chris Haughton
We’re excited to tune into The Festival of Curiosity’s program of virtual events this weekend to hear from artist Chris Haughton and our very own creative technologist, Hannah Corrie to hear more about a recent AR art piece we helped to develop entitled, ‘SCALE’...
AdAge Editor’s Pick for our Olympic Trailer
Featuring as an Editor’s Pick in AdAge, Factory Fifteen’s “vibrant, Easter egg-packed Olympics trailer” was praised for celebrating both Japanese culture and the athletes about to take part in the games...
Patrick Osborne at the Real-Time Conference
Patrick Osborne at the Real-time Conference During a live talk Patrick stunned audiences by effortlessly transforming into a real-time puppeteered character...
Campaign Pick of the Week: BBC Olympics Trailer
We were thrilled to see Campaign choose the “sumptuous film” as ‘Pick of the Week’...
In Conversation with Fx Goby & Kibwe Tavares
Last month Fx Goby and Kibwe Tavares came together to discuss filmmaking...
Shots on our Tokyo Olympics Trailer
As anticipation builds for the summer Olympics in Tokyo, Factory Fifteen’s BBC Olympic trailer has been keeping viewers entertained.
Neeraja Raj is a YDA Silver Screen winner
Congratulations to Neeraja and the whole team behind ‘Meow or Never’ on taking home a Silver Screen trophy at the Young Director Awards...
Creative Review on Factory Fifteen’s Tokyo Olympics trail
We were thrilled to see our official Tokyo Olympics trail go live on the BBC. Creative Review caught up with Factory Fifteen, to find out more...
Celebrating a Summer of Sport
Capturing the strength, movement and play of some of our favourite sports through artful films and immersive craft...
Our Commitment to Sustainability
We’re making steps to lead and inspire a more compassionate lifestyle here at Nexus Studios...
Chris O’Reilly in Campaign on the Golden Age of Animation
Catch up on Campaign’s insightful article where they detail the renaissance of animation in advertising over the last year...
The Shimmering Extraordinary
In an emotionally charged new dance series, Fx Goby explores themes of belonging and acceptance through movement...
Young Director Award: Laurie Rowan and Neeraja Raj shortlisted
We are thrilled to see not one but two Nexus Studios Directors on the shortlist for the Young Director Award…
Pride in Profile
We asked the creative folk here at Nexus Studios to create an artistic representation of a figure who they feel has positively contributed to the LGBTQ+ movement...
‘Drawn Closer’ wins Gold, Silver & Bronze at Cannes Lions
'Drawn Closer', was awarded with three accolades across the Digital Craft and Entertainment categories...
Nexus Studios at Mobile World Congress BCN 2021
We're looking forward to taking the virtual stage at Mobile World Congress BCN. Our Head of Interactive Arts, Luke Ritchie, will explain how XR can transform public spaces...
‘The House’ cast revealed at Annecy Festival
The stellar cast list for our stop-motion Netflix series, 'The House' has been revealed at Annecy Festival...
‘Drawn Closer’ featured on NBC Nightly News
It was great to see Patrick Osborne's 'Drawn Closer' film featured on NBC's Nightly News: Kids Edition...
Fx Goby’s ‘The Last Mile’ is a silver winner at shots The Americas
Fx's tender rotoscope spot for Volkswagen takes home silver in the Animation (2D) film category for Ad of the Year...
Top 20 AdAge Creativity A-List 2021
Pleased to be included in AdAge's 2021 Production Company A-List standouts...
Nexus Studios at Annecy 2021
This year, we're excited to announce that we're participating in a number of important events from the Official Selection and Work In Progress Program, to the Women in Animation Summit, and a panel discussion on Sustaina...
Trash Studio join our Maison Hanko roster
Trash Studio have joined Maison Hanko, our creative talent house, specialising in contemporary Japanese…
Nowness premiere Fx Goby’s series
'The Shimmering Extraordinary' is a powerful new film series for the Scottish Ballet...
Changdeok won Design for Good at The Drum Design Awards
A massive congratulations to the team behind Changdeok ARirang team as the awards keep rolling in...
Neeraja Raj featured in LBB’s editorial channel ‘Uprising’
Head over to LBB where they’ve profiled Neeraja Raj in their editorial channel championing up and coming talent from across…
We won a Webby for Changdeok ARirang!
Great news! Last night our Changdeok ARirang project won a Webby in the Art, Culture, and Events category...
It’s Nice That celebrate ‘Drawn Closer’
Following the online premiere of ‘Drawn Closer’, It’s Nice That spoke to Patrick Osborne about the hands-on process of working…
Creative Review: Manshen Lo’s illustrations praised
We've loved seeing Manshen's beautiful illustrations for Sally Rooney’s hotly anticipated, new book 'Beautiful World, Where Are You'...
Sojiro & Eri feature in Campaign’s Movers and Shakers list
Great to see Sojiro & Eri included in Campaign’s Movers and Shakers list. They highlighted the directors work for music…
RealTime Conference 2021: Patrick Osborne & Luke Ritchie
We're very excited for not one but two Nexus appearances at the RealTime Conference 2021. Dates and times below...
Happy Earth Day
To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, we’re reflecting on a few of the innovative projects that have made a positive contribution to the world...
Changdeok ARirang nominated for two Webby Awards
The nominees for the 25th annual Webby Awards are in and we are delighted to see Changdeok ARirang nominated in…
Welcoming directing duo, Sojiro & Eri
We are delighted to announce the signing of two exciting young Directors...
We’re in Televisual’s 2021 Commercials 30 survey
The results are in! Televisual Commercial’s 30 Annual Survey results have now been published in the Spring edition of their…
AdAge praise Patrick Osborne’s ‘Drawn Closer’
We recently shared a sneak peek behind the scenes of our innovative and heartfelt 'Drawn Closer' production and the response has been fantastic...
Variety interview Patrick Osborne about ‘Drawn Closer’
Don’t miss Patrick Osborne’s fantastic interview in Variety, where he details bringing a middle school play to life using facial capture technology...
Skwigly: A Conversation with Haein & Paul
Skwigly chatted with the duo to learn more about their working dynamic, the origins of their film 'Peepin' and what the future holds...
Celebrating the Fun and the Foolish
On the silliest day of the year, find some light relief in dancing skiing ostriches, wedgie pulling wrestlers and dancing wigs.
Official Annecy Selection
We're overjoyed to share that our work has been selected as part of this year's Annecy Official Program!
Five British Arrows Award Wins including two Golds
We are on cloud nine after taking home five wins across film and interactive categories at last night's British Arrows Awards...
Fx to premiere new Scottish Ballet film during Safe to Be Me Festival 2021
The Scottish Ballet have announced the Safe to Be Me Festival 2021 programme, including the premiere of a new dance film by Fx Goby.
Our commitment to Ad Net Zero
At Nexus Studios, we are recognising the enormity of the climate crisis and our role within it, that is why we are one of the founding signatories of the Ad Association's AdNetZero Action Plan to tackle climate change.
Vimeo Staff Picks: ‘It’s a Messy Business’ by Laurie Rowan
Well done to Laurie on his Vimeo Staff Picks for his hilarious short film for shots Awards ‘The Americas’, 'It's a Messy Business'
Neeraja lands a spot on Shots’ ‘Best of Feb’
We're pleased to see that Neeraja Raj's short for WaterAid is featured as one of the nine best 'Branded Content' pieces launched in Feb...
Celebrating an Annie Award Nomination
Our rotoscoped short directed by Fx Goby 'The Last Time' is nominated in the 'Best Sponsored' category. 'The Last Mile' is a heartfelt farewell for...
A warm welcome to directing duo Haein Kim and Paul Rhodes
We're delighted to announce the signing of Haein Kim & Paul Rhodes to our eclectic roster of world-class talent. Haein & Paul's honest yet playfully idiosyncratic...
Women at the Heart of the Story
For International Women's Day 2021 we asked a few of our lovely Nexus folk to select a woman who has challenged the status quo and pushed forward storytelling within their professional roles
Escape to an Alternate Reality
Explore what's possible in a world that's yet to exist and bring to life the stories that live at the farthest reaches of your imagination
Animation Magazine on Anna Lord
Thank you to our friends at Animation Magazine for covering our recent announcement! We're thrilled to welcome Anna Lord to our expanding Original Content...
Welcoming Anna Lord to the team
We're thrilled to have Anna join the team in the role of Senior Development Producer. Anna brings with her a wealth of of production experience and...
Five Minutes with Mischa Rozema
Get to know director Mischa Rozema, creator of epic adventures and dark worlds. His ambitious mixed-media storytelling has earned him a formidable international reputation
Talked About Work
Highly acclaimed for creativity and craft, we are proud to be BAFTA and Annie awarded as well as Oscar and Emmy nominated...
Campaign: The Making of Honda ‘Grrr’
In the first of a series of reflections on what it is like to produce award-winning work from Campaign, Sean…
Working with Writers
We have a history of enticing established writers from live action and theatre to the world of...
Talent Takeover: Neeraja Raj
We had a blast watching Neeraja's Talent Takeover, from animating marshmallows to creating live-action references to combat the challenges of remote working.
Welcome to Love AIsland
With few options for dating on the table this year, our Interactive Arts team have risen to the romantic occasion and created the perfect fake date experience to keep you entertained
Meet the Directors behind The House
Find out more about Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza
Campaign: The girl who built a rocket by Neeraja Raj
Another great write up for Neeraja and WaterAid. Campaign highlights the wonderful soundtrack by David Bowie and accompanying voiceover from the one and only Trevor McDonald
Nine Nominations at the British Arrows Awards
A huge thank you goes out to The British Arrows for their commitment to honouring the nominees for the 2020 Arrows following last year's postponement.
AdAge: Neeraja’s WaterAid spot is selected as Editor’s Pick
The positivity continues for Neeraja as AdAge chooses 'The Girl Who Built a Rocket' as their Editors Pick
It’s Nice That praise Neeraja’s powerful campaign for WaterAid
It's a real joy to see 'The Girl Who Built a Rocket' received so well across the web. Our friends at It's Nice That remarked on its heartwarming premise...
‘The Girl Who Built A Rocket’ by Neeraja Raj features in Stash
We're over the moon to see Neeraja Raj's first commission since signing with us featured in Stash.
Comm Arts praises Robertino’s CTCP films
We were so pleased to see Communication Arts praising Robertino’s poignant storytelling through animation in his CTCP film trio
Smith & Foulkes feature in AdAge Superbowl hits
AdAge review Coke and Pepsi's Big Game triumphs over the years, including “Video Game,” directed by Smith & Foulkes
Elevating Human Stories through Animation
Tracking the transformation from spoken words into enveloping visual worlds, taking in Jimmy Page’s heady days of the late 60s and Rashida Jones’ colourful childhood along the way
Laurie Rowan’s ‘It’s A Messy Business’ launches on shots
Finding originality in the most unusual of places, Laurie Rowan was tasked with creating a memorable animation to to build…
1.4 Awards Longlist: Smith & Foulkes and Fx Goby included
A massive congratulations to Smith & Foulkes and Fx Goby who have been included in 1.4's Flying High Longlist.
D&AD spotlight VW in their themed report
After a year of uncertainty, D&AD's themed report takes a look at the work that has tapped into the human drive for connection, including Fx Goby's VW spot
Creative Boom on Robertino’s animated PSAs
We were so happy to see Robertino Zambrano’s “gorgeously animated PSAs” featured in Creative Boom. Featuring moments from all three…
AdWeek on Robertino’s empathetic stop smoking campaign
A new multi-faceted, multi-year stop smoking campaign has launched with an animated series created by Robertino Zambrano
SHOTS Covers Our Oculus Quest 2 Promo
As we powered up after the Christmas break we were greeted by a lovely write-up of our "snazzy promo" for Facebook's VR headset Oculus Quest 2.
2020: A Year in Review
As the year draws to a close and we’re all left trying to get our heads around 2020, it’s time to reflect and celebrate the projects and developments that made us smile this year.
A medley of festive treats and activities to help keep you and your families entertained at home
Creative Boom: Neeraja Raj on cats and the meaning of life
Our friends at Creative Boom interviewed our newest director, Neeraja Raj about her beautiful stop-motion short ‘Meow or Never’. Along…
Nexus Studios Christmas Quiz
Fancy yourself a festive film and animation buff? Put you and your guests to the test with our winter warming quiz
5 family friendly AR experiences and interactive games to keep you entertained
Check out some of our favourite AR experiences, perfect for keeping little ones entertained this year.
We made it into Creative Boom’s best motion design adverts of 2020
We were thrilled to see Smith & Foulkes’ ‘It’s Everyone’s Journey’ included in their best motion design adverts of 2020…
All eyes on Neeraja Raj
We are delighted to have rising star, Neeraja Raj on our stellar directorial roster. The BAFTA-shortlisted director has recently launched her first commissioned project...
Meet the Team
Driven by the same passion for storytelling and craft shared across Nexus Studios, our Original Content team actively seeks out the very best...
The Drum: Inside the Changdeok ARirang Experience
The Drum celebrates our first of its kind AR enhanced tour experience, Changdeok ARirang
Animation Magazine joins the Boobolution
Thanks to Animation Magazine for covering our all-female produced and animated short film 'Boobs'
Right Runner wins a Lovie
A huge congratulations to the whole team behind 'Right Runner' for their win at The Lovie Awards
Helping health workers through AR
We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with the World Health Organisation and Facebook, creating WHO’s first ever AR course. Designed to demonstrate the proper use of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) in an innovative and engaging way, the course introduces a personable guide who has been artfully brought to life in augmented reality. The guide explores […]
It’s Nice That joins the Boobolution!
We are delighted to see our recent film Boobs featured in It's Nice That. Produced and animated by an all female team, this bold and beautiful film is a joyful homage...
Nicer Tuesdays: Lucas Zanotto
Catch up on October's virtual Nicer Tuesdays, featuring our very own Lucas Zanotto
Neeraja Raj in Animation World Network
We were so pleased to see Animation World Network featuring our Neeraja Raj signing news
SHOTS | Neeraja Raj signing
Thanks to our friends over at SHOTS for covering the Neeraja Raj signing announcement
Neeraja Raj Signs to Nexus Studios
We are delighted to announce we have signed the rising directorial star Neeraja Raj to our stellar roster
Luke Ritchie on Enhanced Locations at AD STARS
A talk from our Head of XR and Interactive Arts, Luke Ritchie on enhanced locations and the future of augmented reality
Neeraja Raj WIA Best Short Film 2020
Congratulations to Neeraja Raj, who alongside a couple of other talented students, won the Women in Animation Class of 2020 Best Short Film
Liam Walsh in The Wall Street Journal
We loved seeing our Creative Technology Director, Liam Walsh featured in The Wall Street Journal's article about Snapchat's AR lenses
Right Runner Lovies Nomination
A huge congratulations goes out to the team behind Right Runner. The app we created with Unicef has been nominated in The Lovie Awards, for a People’s Choice Award in the Apps, Mobile & Voice: Family & Kids.
In Conversation With Connie Black
We’re taking a moment to catch up with Connie Black about her stop-motion practice, working remotely and creatively processing the Black Lives Matter events of this year
NBC Today Show: Notable Women
We were delighted to see former U.S Treasurer, Rosie Rios discussing our Notable Women project on the NBC Today Show.
Campaign Big Awards: Mischa Rozema
Mischa Rozema's PlayStation NOW project has been shortlisted in the 2020 Campaign Big Awards
In Conversation With Chanté Timothy
Catching up with former Nexus Studios employee and exciting illustrator, Chanté Timothy about her practice and how she’s found creativity in lockdown
Work on our animated series ‘The House’ continues
Work has continued throughout the year with puppets and sets being built from home in the height of lockdown. The shoot is now in motion and the release...
Fantasista Utamaro Joins Nexus Studios
We are delighted to announce that Fantasista Utamaro has signed to our commercial roster. We fell in love with Uta’s distinct style and eye-popping promos
Women in Animation: Class of 2020
Congratulations Neeraja Raj, Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma, Elena Heller, Marina Kunz, Raphael Pfyffer and Kai Muri for winning the Women in Animation…
Liam Walsh: Reality, Augmented through Art
LBB asked a selection of techie and arty people from the ad industry to share their favourite works highlighting where…
Crafting Creative Solutions
In an ever-changing landscape, our directors and production teams have been busy delivering films across a range of techniques.
Julia Parfitt talks at Advertising Week 2020
Tune in to an exciting new talk examining the global creative footprint of the UK Advertising industry, featuring Nexus Studios, Executive Producer…
Corona and VW win Ad Stars Awards
The awards keep rolling in for VW and Corona! Congratulations to Fx Goby for taking home Silver for animation and…
New Work from Fx Goby on Vogue Runway
A beautiful new live action film from Fx Goby and long-term collaborator, Saul Nash. ‘Flip Side’ presents Saul Nash’s SS21…
Talent Takeover: Rupert Höller
We had major desk envy when Rupert Höller took the reins on our Instagram channel. The Nexus Director showed us…
Motionographer | revealing the digital stop-motion magic behind Milka
In this in-depth interview, BAFTA-nominated director Sam Southward reveals some of the digital stop-motion techniques used for his Milka spot ‘Goodness’…
Introducing Oscar-winning Director Patrick Osborne
We are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Director Patrick Osborne on our eclectic roster of award-winning talent. Patrick is currently working on a high profile animation project with Nexus Studios using Epic’s Unreal Engine, exploring the creative potential of the medium.
AdAge Editors’ Pick | Smith & Foulkes
Smith & Foulkes’ recent collaboration with renowned animator Dante Zaballa for Kellogg’s receives praise across the advertising industry. We are…
In conversation with RCA graduates on the future of Animation
Our Co-Founder, Christopher O’Reilly, Senior Development Producer, Shona Collins and Director Fx Goby joined Professor Suzanne Buchan and the class of…
Shots | Changdeok ARirang
We are excited to see that our recent ‘Enhanced Locations’ first of its kind project created in collaboration withSK Telecom,…
Skwigly on Changdeok ARirang
Catch up on Skwigly’s article about our new AR experience in Seoul, Korea. In collaboration with SK Telecom, Google and the…
Televisual tours our AR experience in Changdeok Palace
Catching up on Televisual’s article covering our brand new Enhanced Location project in Seoul. They remarked that “Nexus Studios joined…
Smith & Foulkes’ Magic Carpet Soars into Shoot’s Top Ten Chart
We were delighted to see Smith & Foulkes HP spot land in fifth place in SHOOT’s 2nd quarter 2020 top…
Five Minutes with Patrick Osborne
Getting to know Nexus Studios director Patrick Osborne, from growing up with a father in the toy industry, his Oscar and Emmy winning animated films to his time at Disney
It’s Nice That and Liam Walsh inspire creatives to take up Emerging Tech
It’s Nice That recently released ‘The Creative Skills Report‘ created in partnership with Adobe. The report reflects the skills, needs and opinions…
Kim-Leigh Pontin on the future of XR at Electric Dreams
Nexus Studios Creative Director and all-round superwoman, Kim-Leigh Pontin took part in an exciting talk about the future of XR.…
Nicolas Ménard works with MoMA
We were delighted to see illustrations from Nexus Studios director, Nicolas Ménard used to launch the new membership website for…
Campaign Ad of the Day for Felix Massie’s ‘Nightingale’
We’re excited to share that Felix Massie’s recent spot for Karmarama and the British Army has featured in Campaign as…
Welcoming Shona Collins
A warm welcome to Shona Collins who joins our Original Content team in the role of Senior Development Producer. Shona's portfolio includes...
Kibwe Tavares in conversation with YDA
The Young Director Award is dedicated to rising young directors. YDA has supported and promoted debuting international creative talent in commercial film production…
Producer Tanya Leal Soto joins the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members…
Shoot | Patrick Osborne signing
Catching up on Shoot’s article about Nexus Studios representing the supremely talented Patrick Osborne globally across commercials, branded content and music…
Stash | Smith & Foulkes Ride the HP “Magic Carpet”
A lovely write up of the Smith & Foulkes HP project from Stash. Quoting the directors and Nexus super producer, Tracey…
Cartoon Brew on Patrick Osborne
A lovely feature from Cartoon Brew about Oscar-Winning Director Of ‘Feast’, Patrick Osborne joining us globally for commercials, branded content,…
SHOTS | Patrick Osborne Signing
Great to see Shots covering the news that Patrick Osborne will be joining our roster of commercial directors. They note…
Oscar Winning Director Patrick Osborne Joins Nexus Studios
We are delighted to welcome the incredibly talented Director Patrick Osborne to our diverse commercial roster. Patrick brings with him…
LBB | A Magical Adventure for HP
Smith and Foulkes are flying high across LBB, where their new spot ‘Magic Carpet Ride of Learning’ was named work…
Annecy Festival: WIA Summit feature The House directors
Check out The House directors talking about the working of remote stop motion production as part of Women In Animation's virtual summit at Annecy Festival.
Fx Goby and Saul Nash Launch ‘Shelter’
We are delighted to see ‘SHELTER’, a new fashion film by partners in life and creative collaborators,Saul Nash and Nexus’…
Designing in Extended Reality: Alex Jenkins
Communication Arts interviewed Nexus’ Creative Director, Alex Jenkins on the future of interactive storytelling and how animation informs...
It’s Nice That | Lucas Zanotto brings excitement to TikTok
For a new series, 12 creatives were asked to produce TikTok videos representing 12 different emotions. It’s Nice That launched…
Fx Goby named in AdWeek 100’s top 10 directors
Every year Adweek releases ‘The Creative 100′ list to shine a spotlight on the most inspiring minds in marketing, media…
Real-Time Conference: Luke Ritchie on the power of 5G
The Real-Time Conference brings together cross-industry experts from around the globe to explore and propel the transformative impact real-time is…
Shots: Shynola’s 20 Year Legacy
For the month of May, Shots focused on animation as a powerful creative solution and talked to some of the…
Anna Roberts named Pitch Superwoman
Pitch Magazine is dedicated to spotlighting women and men behind the scenes in the creative industry and select 100 individuals…
‘The Last Mile’ is nominated for a D&AD award!
One of the most prestigious awards in the British creative sphere, the D&AD awards exist to promote excellence in design and…
LBB Work of the Week: Headspace
We’re so excited that LBB Online picked our Headspace spot as their Work of the Week. The projects chosen all…
#WFH Diaries: Kim-Leigh Pontin
A look inside our Creative Director Kim-Leigh Pontin’s home office for Muse by CLIO’s WFH series. Working during lockdown for Kim…
Robertino Zambrano’s film premieres online as part of Tribeca Shorts
As the world went into lockdown and live events were cancelled across the board, Tribeca Film Festival launched an online…
Corona wins in the PRWeek Brand Film Awards
We’re so happy to see Nicolas Ménard’s wonderful stop-motion film for Corona, The History of “La Cerveza Más Fina” winning…
#WFH Diaries: Colin Davis
As lockdowns linger, Muse by CLIO is checking in with creative pros to see how they’re faring in a WFH…
AdWeek celebrates Headspace announcement
We’re proud to have helped Headspace launch its first television campaign offering a year of free subscription for Americans who…
Are VR and AR the perfect lockdown partners?
Colin Davis, executive producer at Nexus Interactive Arts discusses the potential of AR and VR as an imaginative tool for…
Cheerios features in the Creative Review Annual
The Creative Review Annual is one of the most respected and trusted awards for the creative industries. It celebrates the best creative work from the past year, those who create it and commission it. We’re thrilled to see Johnny Kelly’s ‘Right on Tracks’ featured in the Branded Content section as it continues to be recognized […]
Slow Lo nominated at the 24th Annual Webby Awards!
Celebrating excellency in interactive and web-based projects across the globe, The 24th Annual Webby Awards are here. We’re pleased to…
Right on Tracks wins a gold Andy Award!
We’re over the moon to see that our quartet of puppeteered films ‘Right on Tracks’ continues to make waves in…
EP Tracey Cooper on working through Covid-19
Our Executive Producer Tracey Cooper caught up with the British Arrows team to help shed light on how Covid-19 is currently…
Liam Walsh on GILDA and the future of AR
GILDA is our suite of tools and techniques that enables us to create ‘Location Aware’ experiences, transforming any real world…
We’re in the top 10 for Televisual’s Commercial 30!
The eagerly anticipated annual Televisual Commercial’s 30 Survey results have just been published and we’re excited to announce that Nexus…
Proud to feature in AdAge’s Creativity Production A-List!
The coveted AdAge A-List & Creativity Awards honor the forward-thinking leaders, top agencies and production companies...
LBB Online: Mark Perrett and Google AR Animals
In times when staying inside is more important than ever, we need new and safe ways to interact with the…
Annecy Official Selection: Smith & Foulkes shortlisted
This year’s Annecy Official Selection is here and we’re pleased to see Smith & Foulkes shortlisted with their 2D animated…
Metro: Kibwe Tavares talks race in Noughts + Crosses
Congratulations to our director Kibwe Tavares, who as Development Lead and Executive Producer, helped realise ‘Noughts + Crosses’, the BBC…
VR Focus: Back to the Moon returns in AR Form
We’re so excited that our Emmy nominated ‘Back to the Moon’ returns in the form of an augmented reality experience!…
Sam Southward’s Milka featured in Shoot’s top 10 VFX/Animation Chart
We are excited to see Sam Southward’s ‘Goodness’ spot for Milka and Widen + Kennedy Amsterdam selected in Shoot Online’s…
Inspiration and craft: Robertino Zambrano talks to LBB Online about ‘Accents’
Director Robertino Zambrano caught up with LBB Online on all things ‘Accents’. The 2D animated short film in collaboration with…
Muse by Clio: 4 Great Ads of the Past we Could Make Today | Honda Grrr
As we aim to continue to help inform and inspire in these challenging times, we were pleased to see one…
Shots: Throwback Thursday & Shynola
For their March Talent Focus, Shots caught up with a number of established directors on the promos that launched them…
Insights & Inspiration
It has never been more important to bring a personal touch to every pixel, add warmth and humanity to the…
International Women’s Day: Talent Spotlight
For the month of March we joined people, friends and organizations across the globe in support of ‘International Women’s Day’.…
Right Runner named App Store ‘Game of the Day’
We’re pleased to announce that Right Runner was chosen App Store’s ‘Game of the Day’ today! Created in collaboration with…
Nexus Studios named in Fast Company’s Top 10 AR/VR Companies
As virtual, mixed and augmented reality evolve, they continue to open realistic doors into magical worlds where one can hold…
We won three APA IDEAS Awards
Our Big Bang AR experience is picked up ‘The BIG Idea’ and ‘Best AR Experience’ See the Big Bang AR…
We’re finalists of AdAge’s A List & Creativity Awards!
The AdAge A List & Creativity Awards are nearly here and we’re super excited to see our name on the…
Alex Jenkins takes the stage at The Future of Advertising
We’re taking the stage at the APA’s Future of Advertising to discuss all things ‘Enhanced Locations’ We recently transformed both…
Smith & Foulkes are nominated for a BAA
Smith & Foulkes’ ‘The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster’ continues to be recognized, gaining a nomination for Best Commissioned Animation at the British Animation Awards. The 2D animated short, created in collaboration with Fender, celebrates Jimmy Page’s relationship with the iconic Fender Telecaster, using swift and beautifully crated imagery to take viewers on […]
AR Is Ready For Its Close-up In 2020
Co-Founder and ECD Christopher O’Reilly talks to Shoot Online about AR in 2020. Creative storytellers will soon see how location-based…
We won an Annie Award!
The 47th annual Annie Award ceremony took place on Jan 25th celebrating excellency in the animation industry. We were honoured…
Kibwe Tavares creates ballet ‘Aisha and Abhaya’ for Royal Opera House
We’re proud to announce that ‘Aisha and Abhaya’ a modern ballet created by Kibwe Tavares opens today at The Royal Opera House. Aisha and Abhaya are two sisters in a fantastical world, but one riven with familiar troubles and dangers. Seeking refuge from their violent homeland, they struggle to fight and survive in a new […]
Our stop-motion animated series ‘The House’ goes into production with Netflix
We’ve teamed up with Netflix to bring together three exceptional voices in stop motion animation – Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza.
LLB Online: Fx Goby on using Rotoscope to celebrate an iconic vehicle as its production comes to an end
Volkswagen welcomed in the new decade with a moving ode to its most iconic vehicle, the Beetle, which will be…
Adweek: Volkswagen Bids Final Farewell to Beloved Beetle
With just hours left until the new year, Volkswagen is saying one last goodbye to its classic car via an…
Robertino Zambrano signs with Nexus Studios
Director Robertino Zambrano has signed with Nexus Studios for worldwide representation. Robertino gained international recognition with ‘Love in the Time…
Launching Right Runner for UNICEF on World Children’s Day
Today on the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and World Children’s Day we launch…
Inside the imagination of Mischa Rozema with Campaign
Mixed-media filmmaker and creator of ulterior realities Mischa Rozema, caught up with the Creativity Editor of Campaign. Director Mischa Rozema…
Chris O’Reilly talks to Digital Arts about the Japanese talent to watch in 2020
To finalise their special feature on Tokyo DADA series, Digital Arts caught up with our Co-Founder and ECD Christopher O’Reilly…
Juliet Tierney joins Nexus Studios in LA
We’re delighted to welcome Juliet Tierney, who joins a growing team in Los Angeles as Executive Producer for Commercials and…
Maison Hanko: a pop-up roster of talent from Japan
Nexus Studios are proud to launch Maison Hanko, welcoming a pop-up roster of outstanding directorial and illustrative talent from Japan.…
We won a couple of Clio Awards
The annual Clio Awards ceremony took place and we’ve picked up a couple of awards! Our quartet of puppeteered films…
Curating your animation portfolio with Digital Arts
In an effort to help animation talent curate their portfolios, Digital Arts caught up with our directors Manshen Lo, Nicolas…
Our Google Assistant Ride named Ad Age’s ‘Best of Experiential 2019’
Ad Age looks back at the most epic experiential experiences of the year and recognises our Ride in their ‘Best…
Together #WePlayStrong named one of Campaign’s ‘best football ads’
To celebrate the start of the football season, Campaign has picked its favourite recent football ads. Our very own Kibwe…
Creative Review: Alex Jenkins on ideation for AR/VR
For their ‘Ideas Issue’ Creative Review featured Alex Jenkins’ position on how to develop ideas into AR and VR content.…
Two Nexus immersive projects featured by PC Magazine
PC Magazine announced their top app picks in their ‘Coolest apps for iPhones and iPads’ recap and featured two Nexus projects! Big Bang AR, created in partnership with Google Arts and Culture and CERN and narrated by Tilda Swinton was celebrated for bringing the beginning of our universe to people’s homes. See project here. And […]
Co-Founder and ECD of Nexus, Chris O’Reilly talks to Shots
For the Cannes Lions issue, Shots caught up with our Co-founder and Executive Creative Director, Christopher O’Reilly, on a few…
Johnny Kelly Speaks at Nicer Tuesdays
Check out our very own Johnny Kelly, talking through his creative approach and a couple of recent projects at Nicer…
Claire Cook named Pitch Superwoman
We’re excited to share that Claire Cook, our Executive Producer of Interactive Arts and general Arts, Culture and Education extraordinaire,…
Celebrating two D&AD awards!
The 57th Annual D&AD Awards Ceremony has taken place and we’re proud to receive two craft awards! #TakeOnHistory, our spot…
5G, AR and visual mapping at AWE 2019
We’re taking the stage alongside AEG at this year’s Augmented World Expo (AWE) to discuss the future of live experiences. Luke Ritchie, our Head of Interactive Arts and Robert Thacker, AEG’s Vice President of Strategy, Digital and Analytics for Global Partnerships are teaming up to discuss how 5G, AR and visual mapping will shape live […]
We won a BAFTA!
Smith & Foulkes' 'The Fearless are Here', which heralded the arrival of the Winter Olympics, has won the BAFTA Craft Award for...
AI: More Than Human. Our collaboration with the Barbican
Pleased to see our newest collaboration with the Barbican Centre in the Artificial Intelligence space featured in Dazed and Confused.…
Cartoon Brew and The State of VR Animation
In his article ‘The State of VR Animation’ Cartoon Brew review VR @ Anima Festival in Brussels. Back to the…
Data, Privacy and Storytelling @ Advertising Week Europe
Pleased to announce that we will be discussing data, personalisation and AI at this year’s Advertising Week Europe. In their…
We’re talking 5G, AR and visual mapping @ SXSW
We’re proud to be partnering with AEG and taking the stand at this year’s SXSW to discuss the future of…
Johnny Kelly and It’s Nice That talk puppets
Pleased to see director Johnny Kelly‘s interview with It’s Nice That on making puppets for ‘Right on Tracks‘ INT: Was…
Right on Tracks features as AdWeek’s Ad of The Day
We’re thrilled to see ‘Right on Tracks’ feature as AdWeek’s Ad of the Day. Says Doug Zanger: Working with 72andSunny,…
Back to the Moon in Forbes’ top 15 VR videos of 2018
Delighted to see Forbes magazine include Back to the Moon in their top 15 VR videos of 2018. Jesse Damiani…
Notable Women in top 8 AR projects of 2018
Augmented Reality Top 8 of 2018 2. Notable Women by Rosie Rios, Google Creative Lab and Nexus Studios The Notable…
VR Scout: empathy & empowerment in Tuna Bora’s Little Red the Inventor
We are thrilled to see Little Red the Inventor so well-received by VR Scout. Kyle Melnick and Alice Bonasio reviewed Little…
Celebrating multiple Annie Awards nominations
We’re proud to announce that we have received no less than four nominations from the 46th Annual Annie Awards! Back to the Moon, our Google Doodle turned Google Spotlight Story co-directed by Fx Goby and Hélène Leroux, received three nominations for the categories of: Best Animated Special Production, Character Animation in a TV/Broadcast Production and […]
Excited to welcome directing duo, Helvetica
An exciting time for us at Nexus Studios as directing duo, Helvetica, joins our roster of directors to be internationally represented. Helvetica, composed of Hans Vercauter and Francois Mercier, will further bolster our live action offering with their visually sophisticated and occasionally surrealist style. Says Helvetica: “We feel that the Helvetica universe is at home […]
Award winning director, Mischa Rozema, joins our roster
We’re delighted to announce that Mischa Rozema has joined our roster of directors to be internationally represented for the first…
LBB talks emerging talent: Fx Goby
Droga 5’s Influencer Ruben Mercadal on how agency producers can help give emerging directors their time in the spotlight. “With…
Silver Ciclope Festival Award
Delighted to announce a Silver Ciclope Festival Award (Animation, Branded Content) for ‘The Fearless Are Here’. Directed by Smith &…
‘Best Contribution by an Employer’ award, Hackney 100
We are delighted to receive the Hackney 100 award for ‘Best Contribution made by an Employer’ The Hackney 100 programme, created…
Multiple wins at the Lovie Awards
We’re delighted to announce that we have won big at this year’s Lovie Awards! Our ‘Civilisations AR‘ app made in…
Celebrating two gold wins at Kinsale Sharks Awards
We’re thrilled to see the success of Nexus’ Smith & Foulkes, at this year’s Kinsale Sharks awards. Both BBC Winter Olympics…
Clio Awards wins
Proud to announce that we have won a couple of Clio Awards! Emmy nominated ‘Back to the Moon’ from Nexus Studios…
It’s Nice That features Notable Women AR
It’s Nice That reviews Notable Women AR, made for former treasurer of the US, Rosie Rios in collaboration with Google…
Fern wins First Prize at Rhode Island Film Festival
Johnny Kelly’s latest short film, ‘Fern,’ picked up First Prize in the Best Comedy Short category at Rhode Island Film Festival.…
Nexus Studios @ BFI: Animate & Innovate
Nexus Studios are hosting an evening on all things animation at the BFI. Meet and hear from our experts in…
Webby Awards: Q&A with Nexus Studios
After winning their Award for Best Use of GPS or Location Technology, the lovely people at the Webby’s caught up…
Nexus Studios signs Lucas Zanotto
We’re delighted to announce that Lucas Zanotto has joined our roster of directors for exclusive representation in the UK, US…
Emmy Nomination for Back to the Moon
Delighted to announce that ‘Back to the Moon,’ directed by Fx Goby and Hélène Leroux has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the Interactive Media category for ‘Outstanding Original Interactive Program’ and for ‘Outstanding Innovation.’ The stunning short was launched as the first ever virtual reality (VR) / 360 interactive Google Doodle. […]
Vimeo’s ‘Best of the Month’ for ‘Back to the Moon’
We are excited to announce that the Vimeo Team have awarded ‘Back to the Moon‘ with a ‘Best of the…
Bronze at Cannes Lion for Kibwe Tavares
Nexus Studios’ director Kibwe Tavares picked up a Bronze Social and Influencer Lion at the Cannes Lions 2018. His electrifying TV spot…
Gold Young Director’s Award for Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Delighted to announce that Nexus Studios’ Niki Lindroth von Bahr picked up a Gold Young Director’s Award in the Animation…
Adweek’s Ad of the Day for #TakeOnHistory
#TakeOnHistory, directed by Smith & Foulkes for Wimbledon has been awards ‘Ad of the Day’ by Adweek. “Developed with Nexus…
It’s Nice That: Interview with Fx Goby
It’s Nice That caught up with Nexus Studios’ director Fx Goby on the making of his short animation, ‘Make Good Things…
Headspace featured on CBS This Morning
Lovely to see our work with Headspace was showcased on the Emmy Award-winning CBS This Morning today alongside Headspace co-founder…
‘Rain or Shine’ wins big at the 2018 Telly Awards
We are delighted to announce that our VR film ‘Rain or Shine’, directed by Felix Massie for Google Spotlight Stories,…
A-List Hollywood award for The Fearless Are Here
We are proud to announce that Smith & Foulkes‘ epic spot for the BBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics 2018…
Variety Magazine interview Fx Goby and Hélène Leroux
Variety Magazine caught up with Nexus Studios’ director Fx Goby and Google Doodle’s Hélène Leroux about their film ‘Back to the…
Marc & Emma selected for Directors’ Fortnight
A big congratulations to Nexus Studios’ directors Marc & Emma on their selection at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes…
Niki named as one of Variety’s Top 10 Animators to Watch 2018
Congratulations to Nexus Studios’ Niki Lindroth von Bahr and all of the amazing talent who made Variety’s Top 10 Animators…
‘Robot & Scarecrow’ named Best in Book by Creative Review
We are delighted to announce that our short film Robot and Scarecrow, directed by Kibwe Tavares, was featured in the Creative Review…
HotStepper featured in Creative Review Annual
We are proud to announce that ‘HotStepper,‘ the world’s firstAugmented Reality character based wayfinding app has been featured in the…
Variety: Google Celebrates Georges Méliès With First-Ever VR Doodle
“Back to the Moon” was created by Google’s doodle team in collaboration with Google Spotlight Stories, Google Arts & Culture and…
Engadget speak to Fx Goby & Hélène Leroux about Back to the Moon
Google’s first VR Doodle honors filmmaker Georges Méliès. Visit the Google home page today (May 3rd) and you’ll find an…
‘Back to the Moon’ is the first VR / 360 interactive Google Doodle
Co-directed by Nexus Studios’ Fx Goby and Doodles’ Hélène Leroux, ‘Back to the Moon’ celebrates pioneering filmmaker Georges Méliès and…
VLO says hello at F8
VLO says Hello! We are proud to have showcased VLO, our in-house developed VR animation tool at Facebook’s F8 conference…
The AdCan competition is now open!
AdCan, the competition for upcoming filmmakers and all creatives is now open. We are proud to be partnered with AdCan, who…
Webby Award for Hotstepper
We are delighted to announce that ‘HotStepper,‘ the world’s firstAugmented Reality character based wayfinding app has picked up a Webby…
Official Annecy selection for Back to the Moon
‘Back to the Moon,’ the first ever VR/ 360 Google Doodle has been selected as part of Annecy 2018’s VR…
Nexus Studios directors contribute to the Art of Google Spotlight Stories
The Art of Google Spotlight Stories is a lovingly-curated collection of concept art for the Google Spotlight Stories animated shorts.…
Nexus Studios signs Till Nowak
We’re delighted to announce that Till Nowak has joined our roster of directors for exclusive global commercial representation. One of…
Creative Review: Headspace and Mindful Storytelling
The Headspace creative team has been working with Nexus Studios to convey the complexities of the mind through a series…
Advertising Association and Promote UK
We’re very pleased to be a part of the Advertising association’s Promote UK initiative, aiming to showcase UK advertising excellence…
March For Our Lives
Our team has created Snapchat and Facebook filters to help amplify the voice of the March For Our Lives supporters,…
Rain or Shine launches on Steam and Viveport
Our charming film, ‘Rain or Shine,’ directed by Felix Massie for Google Spotlight Stories, has launched Steam and Viveport. According…
Women’s March National School Walk Out #ENOUGH
Students across the US are walking out of class tomorrow at 10am ET, 10amCT, 10amMT, 10amPT as Womens March Youth EMPOWER call for Congress to act now on gun violence. Students are walking out for 17 minutes to remember 17 students killed in Parkland Florida. Quite a few of our team wanted to show support, […]
It’s Nice That catch up with Producer Claire Cook about ‘Civilisations AR’
It’s Nice That caught up with Nexus Studios’ Producer, Claire Cook, about ‘Civilisations AR,’ the BBC’s first AR app, created…
Webby Award win for HotStepper
We are excited to announce that ‘HotStepper,‘ the world’s firstAugmented Reality character based wayfinding app has picked up a Webby…
It’s Nice That catch up with Nexus Studios for IWD
It’s Nice That caught up with our Director Niki Lindroth von Bahr and our Studio Manager Natalie Busuttil to talk…
Little Black Book chat to EP Colin Davis on Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress Roundup: Evolution Not Revolution. The recent 2018 Mobile World Congress was filled with acres of booths promoting…
A landmark AR app for BBC Civilisations
See through history: the BBC’s first augmented reality app, which lets you browse a virtual exhibition of amazing artefacts from UK…
Wall Street Journal: How Creativity Boosts Collaboration
This short film made by the Wall Street Journal showcases our collaboration with The Google Spotlight Stories team. Hear why…
Tuna Bora kicks off directing career with Nexus Studios
We’re delighted to announce that award-winning Tuna Bora has joined their roster of directors for exclusive global representation, with her…
Nexus Studios develop ‘Civilisations AR’ for landmark TV series
We’re very pleased to announce that in collaboration with BBC Research & Development and more than 30 museums across the…
Museum of London showcase Factory Fifteen
The Museum of London are showcasing Nexus Studios’ Factory Fifteen’s early films ‘Melgomania’ and ‘Royal Re-formation’ as part of London…
Animation World Network: Interview with Fx Goby
AWN had a chance to ask Goby about the making of To Build A Fire, including the development of the visual…
Campaign: Ad of the Day for ‘The Fearless are Here’
“The campaign ‘The Fearless are Here’ created by Y&R London portrays the fearless athletes overcoming several challenges in order to compete at…
Shots: Smith & Foulkes Reveal Fearless Approach to Winter Olympics Ad
“The BBC kicks off its 2018 Winter Olympics campaign today with this stunning animated spot from Nexus Studios’ Smith & Foulkes. Created…
It’s Nice That: Nexus Studio’s Smith & Foulkes design BBC’s 2018 Winter Olympics campaign
“BBC’s The Fearless are Here campaign declares the arrival of the 2018 Winter Olympics and features an animated 2D film designed by…
Nexus Studios creates SantAR
SantAR is the latest in a series of experiments from Nexus Studios into the future potential of AR technology that delivers…
1.4 interviews Fx Goby
1.4’s Lyndy Stout interviewed our director Fx Goby about his award-winning animated short ‘To Build a Fire.’ The film swept the…
Animation World Network: Staff Pick Premiere for ‘To Build a Fire’
Animation World Network covered the Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere for our director, Fx Goby’s animated short ‘To Build a Fire.’…
Niki Lindroth von Bahr wins big in 2017
2017 has been an incredible year for Nexus Studios’ Director Niki Lindroth von Bahr. Her short film ‘The Burden’ was…
Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere for ‘To Build a Fire’
We’re excited to announce that Fx Goby’s latest short film ‘To Build a Fire’, co-produced by Nexus Studios and Composite…
Nexus Studios signs Alex Courtès
We’re delighted to announce that Alex Courtès has joined our roster of directors for exclusive representation in the UK and US.…
Shots Hot Shot: Colorscope: Orange
Emmanuelle Walker’s beautiful spot for CNN’s Colorscope series, ‘Orange’ has been awarded a ‘Hot Shot’ badge by Shots. Colorscope is…
Shots speak to Liam Walsh about working with AR
Shots caught up with Nexus Studios’ Creative Tech Director, Liam Walsh, on appropriately augmenting reality & how to get the most…
‘Orange’ for CNN’s Colorscope directed by Emmanuelle Walker
The latest film in the CNN Colorscope series is ‘Orange’ directed by Nexus Studios’ Emmanuelle Walker. The film explores our perception…
The Drum: Why 2018 will be the year of augmentation
Tasha Cronin, co-director of interactive production for Droga5 reveals her thought on the future of AR. “In 2018, I hope…
Motionographer: Cózar’s title sequence for MUSE
Motionographer have featured Nexus Studios’ director Cozar’s title sequence for the film MUSE. Cozar explains what influenced his creative decisions…
Shots on HotStepper and Nexus LA
Nexus Hotsteps over to LA “Animation, film and interactive company Nexus Studios has stepped across the pond to open a…
Road to VR: HotStepper, Nexus Studios’ AR app
Thanks to augmented reality, the world is about to get weird. Real weird. Thankfully we’re not the only ones who…
Shoot Magazine exclusive as Nexus Studios opens in LA
Shoot Magazine ran an exclusive piece about the opening of Nexus Studios’ LA office: “Oscar-nominated and multiple Cannes Lions Grand…
Nexus Studios creates the first AR character-led wayfinding app
Nexus Studios have created the world’s first Augmented Reality character-led wayfinding app ‘Hotstepper.’ Enter any address in the world and…
Nexus Studios launches LA office
Leading animation, film and interactive company Nexus Studios has announced the opening of a Los Angeles office which will facilitate…
Skwigly speaks to Fx Goby about To Build a Fire
Last year, to mark one hundred years passing since the death of pioneering American writer Jack London, Nexus Studios and Composite…
Nicolas Ménard Scoops Grand Prix at Uppsala Film Festival
Nexus Studios’ Nicolas Ménard has won the Grand Prix Award and Uppsala Film Festival 2017 for his short film ‘Wednesday…
It’s Nice That talks to brothers Kibwe Tavares and Gaika
It’s Nice That talk to brothers Kibwe Tavares and Gaika about youth, grief and their boundless work ethic. “We’re Irish twins,”…
Gruffalo Spotter nominated for Children’s BAFTA
Nexus Studios’ ‘The Gruffalo Spotter’ has been nominated for a BAFTA British Academy children’s award in the interactive category. Commissioned…
Fx and Kibwe win big at Ciclope
Nexus Studios director Kibwe Tavares won the Gold Award in Direction for his short film ‘Robot and Scarecrow.’ The film…
This Way Up is available on BBC iPlayer
Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.Nexus Studios’ Oscar-nominated short film ‘This Way Up’ is now…
Nexus Studios shortlisted for Production Company of the Year
Nexus Studios has been shortlisted in the Production Company of the Year category at the 2017 Shots Awards. Winners of…
Fx Goby wins Bronze Clio
Nexus Studios’ director FX Goby scoops a Bronze Award in Animation for ‘The Story of an Idea’ at the 2017 Clios. The short film was made for the Google I/O conference. The charming animation follows the story of Aye as he protects and nurtures Idea until it evolves into something stellar.
Nexus Studios signs Chromosphere
US-based design and animation studio Chromosphere, join the roster for exclusive global director representation across film and interactive. Nexus Studios…
Algorithms for Habito is Campaign’s Ad of the Day
‘Algorithms,’ directed by Nexus Studios’ Nicolas Ménard was named Campaign’s Ad of the Day. The spot was made in collaboration…
It’s Nice That on Nicolas Ménard’s TVC for Habito
Agency Who Wot Why has enlisted the talents of Nexus Studios and Nicolas Ménard to create a short animation to…
Kibwe Tavares: Modern Fairytale Maker
Factory Fifteen founding partner Kibwe Tavares’ journey to becoming an award-winning young director of emotionally intelligent, effects-enhanced shorts and original,…
Why Advertisers Should Pay Attention to the Rise of AR Technology
Nexus Studio’s Colin Davis explains key reasons and examples of why ad-industry professionals need to do their research on immersive…
How to…Work well as a duo
Smith & Foulkes of Nexus on what they’ve learned over 20 years of working together. Directing can be a fairly…
1.4 in conversation with Kibwe Tavares
“It was a good three years ago when we first met Kibwe following a slew of awards for his wildly…
Johnny Kelly on the changing landscape of animation
Our industry is constantly shifting and the internet has acted as a major catalyst in our medium’s evolution. More and…
Robot and Scarecrow to be screened at Secret Garden Party
The last ever Secret Garden Party is sold out but if you are lucky enough to have a ticket… Join…
Felix Massie recreates Mr Benn in hand-drawn advert
Nexus studio director Felix Massie has recreated beloved children’s television character, ‘Mr Benn’ in two adverts for The Insurance Emporium. A…
Road to VR on Inside-Out Tracking
Nexus Interactive Arts, an immersive media division of VFX production studio Nexus Studios, have used Apple’s ARKit working on an iPhone 7 in…
Nexus Studios’ Inside Out Tracking VR Experience
One of the major things that is holding back the VR experience at the moment is the need for external…
WebAR experiments awarded with FWA
Nexus Studios’ WebAR experiments have been highlighted with an FWA FOTD award WebAR Experiments is a series of web based…
Skwigly speaks to Annecy Cristal winner Niki Lindroth von Bahr
“As an artist – from sculpting and prop-making to costume design – who creates hyper real worlds with a sense…
The Observer: Google Gets Imaginations Pumping
Google just released a cartoon that will punch all those creative buttons. If you’ve had trouble working on your side…
Cristal for Best film at Annecy for Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Nexus Studios’ director Niki Lindroth von Bahr scoops the Cristal for best short film at Annecy 2017, for the beautifully…
Variety: Oscar winner Patrick Osborne returns with ‘Pearl’
Academy Award winning director Patrick Osborne talks to Variety about the release and production of ‘Pearl’. A 360 film created…
Nexus Studios signs Director Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Announcing our latest Director signing, Niki Lindroth von Bahr
D&AD Pencil for Jack Cunningham’s Proper
Nexus Studios’ director Jack Cunningham’s commercial for Tripl Stitched has scoops a Wood Pencil in Crafts for Advertising at the…
Nicolas Ménard on personal work, problem solving and pitching
Nicolas Ménard was in the midst of making plans to move to London when ECD Chris O’Reilly contacted him after…
Lecture in Progress: Learning and leadership with Mark Davies
Creative Lives — “Animation is about constantly expanding your skill set” CG supervisor Mark Davies on learning and leadership Nexus’ CG…
Lecture in Progress: Creative Life with Beccy McCray
Creative Lives — Nexus’ creative producer Beccy McCray on going from a “university slacker to pulling my socks up overnight” Bringing…
The Gruffalo Spotter app included in The Guardian’s Top 20 Apps to get you out and about
“Why don’t you just switch off your smartphone and go out and do something less boring instead? Although with all…
It’s Nice That talk to Nicolas Ménard about his award-winning short
“Originally released through Channel 4’s Random Acts, and now the winner of Best Animated Short at the SXSW awards, Nicolas…
Google Spotlight Stories debuts Rain or Shine
Nexus Studios’s Chris O’Reilly and Felix Massie discuss their slick and adorable new 360 interactive story about a little girl…
VR Focus on Eran Amir’s 360 music video
Today Nexus VR Studio has announced the release of music video for the track Chapita, by electro-pop artist, Mind Enterprises. Directed by…
Skwigly speaks to Jack Cunningham about Rashida Jones
“Jack was approached to direct a short animation for Google Play’s California Inspires Me, a series of recollections from local artists…