Thursday, February 25, 2010

Imbongi Award nomination for Triggerfish

Triggerfish has just been nominated for an award for Excellence in Animation! Please support us and vote for us here:

The Imbongi Awards are the prestigious Film Production Awards for the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape. This year sees the second annual Imbongi Awards and with 10 award categories and the Chairman’s Award, the 2010 Awards promises to showcase the very best production talent and facilities in Cape Town and the Western Cape.

The Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony to be held on Saturday 6 March 2010 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Pin It

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Is it a bird...? Is it a plane...?

.........actually, it's Brent Palmer pretending to be a bird.

Keep your eye on the blog for more photos from the recording studio! Pin It

Monday, February 15, 2010

SA's got talent

Actor David Dennis in the recording studio with director, Wayne Thornley.

This month we have been recording voices for our upcoming feature, Zambezia. The cast is made up of some of South Africa's finest actors, musicians and entertainers, and it has been inspiring to finally hear the characters come to life!

Starring alongside Richard E. Grant is Freshly Ground’s Zolani Mahola, award-winning comedian Nik Rabinowitz, Lali Dangazele (Rhythm City, When We Were Black), David Dennis (Disgrace, 10,000 B.C., Red Dust, Soul City, Charlie Jade), Lee Duru (Zola 7, In My Country, Home Affairs, Mama Jack), Keeno Lee-Hector (Fame, Montana, Khulululeka Siyavota), Khanya Mkangisa (Yo-TV presenter,,Leeanda Reddy (Isidingo, Mr Bones 2), Brent Palmer (Charlie Jade, The Silent Fall, The Flood, Mercenary for Justice) Tema Sebopedi (Angel’s Song, Parliament) and Royston Stoffels (Stokvel, Interrogation Room, Erfsonder). Pin It

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CLIMATE SURVEY by Cathy Bradley

How’s the weather at Triggerfish? And we don’t mean literally...With the production of Zambezia well under way and because we consider our team to be the greatest asset we have, our HR Manager, Cathy Bradley decided it was time to check ’the state of the animation’ by conducting an in-house survey.

26 members of the Triggerfish team participated anonymously in the survey and were given the opportunity to make suggestions or give feedback on a range of issues including: training, working conditions, job expectations, job security, performance, recognition, communication, team-work and leadership confidence. The overall impression was highly favourable with the team feeling secure and happy at the studio. Confidence in leadership and team spirit, in particular, scored highly with the most of the participants saying that their input was being valued and that communication within the studio had improved.

This is what one of the crew had to say: “Apart from being involved in all the processes/stages of making this animation feature, I find myself very intrigued and inspired by the skills of everyone on the team. The constant enthusiasm about Zambezia motivates me all the time to become better at what I do. One can never gather enough knowledge and every day is a wonderful challenge. I can see that Triggerfish has great vision and I am completely inspired by everything that happens here. The project, the management, the team, the enthusiasm, the social efforts, the being-part-of-something-really-amazing causes me to wake up with a smile in the morning and get ready to tackle the day with eagerness and joy! Zambezia is easily the greatest project I’ve ever worked on and I’m hoping there will be more opportunities in the future.” Pin It

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meet....the PA (to Director, Wayne Thornley)

One thing that’s always stood out for me in all of my adventures is that if you want to learn new things, it’s very much your own responsibility.

Before she became involved in the film industry Edelgard travelled the world trying her hand at everything from au-pairing to office management and graphic design. Although she has always been an avid fan of animation films, Zambezia is the first animation feature she has worked on and says: “Zambezia is without a doubt the best project I’ve been involved with since becoming a fulltime freelancer in the industry.” Edelgard is particularly inspired by the writings of Paulo Coelho as well as her eclectic musical taste which includes Bj√∂rk, Tom Waits, James Morrison and Mika. The animation character she most identifies with is Mumble from Happy Feet because she has often considered herself a bit of a loner and outsider. “Like Mumble, I also lacked knowing my ‘heartsong’ from an early age, but later I came to understand that uniqueness isn’t an affliction but rather a forte`”. Pin It

Monday, February 1, 2010

Zambezia rehearsals

Rehearsals for Zambezia took place last week, with dialogue coach Fiona Ramsay helping to bring a cohesive sound to the cast and to ensure that the African accents are clear enough to the international market.

Among the South African cast signing up are a host of well-known local celebs – actors, comedians and singers including Lali Dangazele, David Dennis, Lee Duru, Keeno Lee-Hector, Zolani Mahola, Nik Rabinowitz, Brent Palmer, Leeanda Reddy and Royston Stoffels. Recording takes place over the next two weeks.

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