Sherbet/James Wignall for Nova


Agency Young & Rubicam (France) tapped UK-based production house Sherbet to create this narrative short for French radio station Nova.

The spot marks the directorial debut of Motionographer’s own James Wignall. He’s brought his full talents to bear on this project, creating a lush atmosphere and injecting some whimsy into the character animation. I also dig the heavily textured environments and props.

Client: Radio Nova
Project: Cuba
Agency: Y&R France – Paris
CW: Jean-françois Bouchet
AD : Jessica Gerard
Agency Executive Producer: Valerie Montiel
Production Company: Sherbet – London
Director: James Wignall
Producer: Rebecca Rice
Animation / Sound: Sherbet

About the author

Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.


Simon Robson

Wow, that’s terrific James, well done…I particularly love the lighting, its very reminiscent of the short film ‘Puleng’ (I forget who did it). Great warm feel and superb typography at the end. Very promising indeed…


Fantastic (cat) !!! So rad!

Charles Lee

Nice James!! Beers soon!


ive got the next round..good show


Good one James! I am really happy for you. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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