From the creator:
It's a perfect summer day in London; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step, and Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong?
2017 CINEQUEST WINNER - “Best Motion Picture”
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Production Manager: Clare Brooks; Lead Technical Story Director: Michal Firkowski; Technical Story Directors: Matteo Sanna, Jerome Ferra; Art Director: Robin Davey; Lead Storyboards: Adam Beer; Storyboards: Yohann Auroux; Environment Modelling & Shading: Dorianne Fibleuil; Character and Props Modelling & Shading: Jerome Ferra; Character Modelling: Andrew Hickinbottom; Additional Modelling: Josh Aldis; Pipeline Technical Director: Daniele Federico; Pipeline Technical Director & Shader Writing: Alan Stanzione; Technical Director (Pre-Production): Pete Addington; Rigging: Victor Vinyals, Lisa Bouet, Paul Templeman, Matteo Dogliotti; Animators: Lucas Vigroux, William Lorton, Weles Busset, Edward Sherwood, Steve White, Antoine Bourruel, Dominic Griffiths, Eoin Coughlan, Conor Ryan; Studio Manager: Natalie Busuttil; Assistant Studio Manager: Alexia Provoost
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Software Lead: James Ritts; Engine Lead: James Beattie; Tools Lead: Brendan Duncan; Senior Tools Engineer: Josiah Larson; Engineering Manager: Brian Clark; Program Manager: Ellen Yang; Technical Artists: Ryan Enslow, Matthew Oursbourn, Kye Wan Sung; Software Engineers: Darren Austin, Andrea Hemphill, Tim Leahy, Guruji Panda, Jamieson Pryor; Animation: Matthew Oursbourn, Support Engineers, DigitalFish: Ken Brain, Mark Decker; Technical Consultant, DigitalFish: Adam Wagner; Graphics Engineers: Jeremy Chernobieff, Daniel Jeppsson, Shaveen Kumar, Houman Meshkin, Timothy Richards, Owens Rodriguez; Tools Engineers: Morgwn McCarty, Eric Mueller, Ciaran Wills; Compositor: Bryan Woods; QA Test Engineers: Ravikumar Aluru, Jose Camba, Zhichao Ren; Production Coordinator: Sara Diamond
Music and sound recorded at Brains & Hunch Studios; Music and Sound Design: Chris Branch and Tom Haines, Brains & Hunch; Sound and Music Supervision: Scot Stafford & Pollen Music Group; Music: Tom Haines; Sound Design: Chris Branch; Sound and Music Design Project Manager: Laura Selby; Audio Software Engineer: Wayne Jackson; Sound Implementation: Mark Davies; Voice of Ella: Gemma Saunders; Musical Casting Assistant: Patrick Roberts; Musicians: Violin: Nina Foster, Andrew Harvey, Dominic Moore; Viola: Sarah Chapman, Rebecca Jones; Cello: Jonathan Byers, Nerys Richards; Double Bass: Robin Mullarkey; Harp: Serafina Steer; Flute, Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone: Toby Kelly; Trombone: Pascal Wyse; Trumpet: Joseph Sharp
Deputy Director: Dan Kaufman; Director, Strategy and Partnerships: Cameron Walker; Financial Analyst: Jonathan Bradley; Chief of Staff: Rachel Lillestolen; Program Administration: Matthew Yonaki; Corporate Council: Tom Lue, Zachary Patton; Marketing: Jessica Beavers; Communication Manager: Victoria Cassady; Social Media Manager: Jaime Schember; Public Relations, the pr kitchen: Fumi Kitahara Otto; Production Babies: Aaron, Hal, Kitty, Francesco
Directed by Felix Massie (Nexus Productions), “Rain or Shine” is the latest in an impressive line of shorts created for the Google Spotlight Stories platform.
Other directors have included Disney animation legend Glen Keane and Academy Award-winners Patrick Osborne and Jan Pinkava. Not bad company.
“Rain or Shine” follows Ella, a little girl in possession of some magical shades, as she wreaks havoc throughout her neighborhood before eventually learning to harness her newfound powers for good.
How to Watch
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