We’re doffing our farmer caps to the almighty Chipotle team on their Ciclope win. Announced last night at Kino International in Berlin, A Future Begins was awarded Bronze in the Post Production: Animation category. Congrats to Johnny, Chipotle, Observatory and all the team behind this magical film.
This project was particularly special as it followed a decade after the original, returning with the same lovable family but this time turning the focus on human welfare and the plight of family-run farms across the US. Johnny’s commitment to craft and authenticity ensured only real world farming techniques used by Chipotle suppliers were depicted albeit updated from his first film, this time including solar panels to provide shade for animals, plots of land dedicated to rewilding and polytunnels to cover Chipotle’s traffic light crop of peppers.
The soundtrack is courtesy of Grammy-award winning singer, Kacey Musgraves, who reimagined a Coldplay classic ten years after Willie Nelson’s groundbreaking cover.