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HIDE

Daniel Gray
2020 | 11 min
2D Animation

Selections and Awards

  • Official Competition Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Canada (2020)

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Team


Daniel Gray
Director
Biography
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Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray studied Fine Art at the University of Wales Cardiff. After a stint as a represented painter, Daniel started experimenting with animation. While studying animation at the University of Wales, Newport, he met Tom Brown. The duo started a creative partnership that began with their graduation short film, t.o.m. (2006). This short tale about a young boy’s rather peculiar and revealing journey to school was an instant success at international film festivals, collecting awards from Ottawa, Annecy, and Sundance, as well as at the British Animation Awards. Their next film, teeth (2015), which tells the life story of a man (voiced by Richard E. Grant) through the history of teeth, screened at more than 40 festivals and won numerous awards.

In addition to the imaginative music video Constant Growth Fails (2017), Gray has directed many commissioned works. He has also served on a film festival jury and as a visiting lecturer at universities, and has led a number of creative animation workshops.

Daniel currently lives in Hungary with his wife and daughters. His most recent film, HIDE, is a co-production between La Cellule Productions, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and CUB Animation Studio. This is Daniel’s first collaboration with the NFB.


Marion Barré
Producer (La Cellule Productions)
Biography
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Marion Barré

After graduating from Grenoble Ecole de Management, Marion received another specialized master’s in cultural administration, during which she organized an experimental film festival. Then she worked at the BNP Paribas Foundation, managing partnerships with contemporary dance and circus companies and festivals. In 2017, she joined La Cellule Productions as an associate producer, alongside Soyo Giaoui, and together they’ve cultivated a diverse network of auteurs from different countries and backgrounds, producing 10 shorts. Hide is the most recent short developed by La Cellule Productions and their most ambitious animated film, with an international team located in Hungary, France, Wales and Canada.

 


Soyo Giaoui
Producer (La Cellule Productions)
Biography
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Soyo Giaoui

Soyo graduated from Sciences Po Paris and obtained her law degree in 2014. After taking part in the shooting of a French TV show she decided to change course, and in 2015 she co-founded La Cellule Productions, which produces fiction and animated shorts. Since then, she and Marion Barré have cultivated a diverse network of auteurs from different countries and backgrounds, producing 10 shorts. HIDE is the most recent short developed by La Cellule Productions and their most ambitious animated film, with an international team located in Hungary, France, Wales and Canada.

 


Maral Mohammadian
Producer
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Maral Mohammadian

Maral Mohammadian is a producer at the renowned National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Studio in Montreal. Her award-winning auteur films include I Am Here, directed by internet sensation Eoin Duffy, and the innovative mixed-media film The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer, directed by Randall Okita. Maral has helped to develop some of Canada’s top rising talents through the NFB’s internationally recognized Hothouse apprenticeship program, which has spawned a series of one-minute hits. In addition to films, she produces interactive projects with a distinct artistic edge, such as Paloma Dawkins’ stunningly beautiful multi-award-winning VR joyride, Museum of Symmetry.


Bella Szederkényi
Producer (CUB Animation Studio)
Biography
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Bella Szederkényi

Bella Szederkényi graduated as an animation filmmaker from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest in 2009, after directing her multi-award-winning diploma film Orsolya. She then completed three years of her DLA studies, and in 2015 she and Bálint Farkas Gelley founded CUB Animation Studio, where she’s slowly shifted her role from directing to producing, helping young talents find opportunities to create their own films. She is also a lecturer at the ASF animation workshops and the MOME Animation department.


Bálint Farkas Gelley
Producer (CUB Animation Studio)
Biography
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Bálint Farkas Gelley

Bálint Farkas Gelley graduated from the animation department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in 2012. He founded CUB Animation Studio with Bella Szederkényi in 2015 and is a founding and board member of the Hungarian Animation Producers Association. Bálint is working on his first animated series as a director and on various animated projects as a producer. He is also a lecturer at the ASF animation workshop and the MOME Animation department.


Michael Fukushima
Executive Producer (NFB)
Biography
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Michael Fukushima

Michael Fukushima is executive producer of the NFB’s world-renowned English Animation Studio. After briefly freelancing following college, Fukushima joined the NFB Animation Studio in 1990 as a filmmaker, then became a producer, and is now studio head, with over 200 films (and some nice awards) under his belt. Fukushima produces one or two films per year, recently by Oscar® winners Alison Snowden, David Fine, and Torill Kove, and in 2014 he became a member of the AMPAS® Academy. When not overseeing the studio, he skis all winter and cycles all year; rain, sun, sub-zero, and snow.

Credits

Director
Daniel Gray

Producers
Marion Barré (La Cellule Productions, France)
Soyo Giaoui (La Cellule Productions, France)
Maral Mohammadian (NFB)
Bella Szederkényi (CUB Animation Studio, Hungary)
Bálint Farkas Gelley (CUB Animation Studio, Hungary)

Executive Producers
Marion Barré (La Cellule Productions, France)
Soyo Giaoui (La Cellule Productions, France)
Michael Fukushima (NFB)
Bella Szederkényi (CUB Animation Studio, Hungary)
Bálint Farkas Gelley (CUB Animation Studio, Hungary)

Screenwriter
Daniel Gray

Editor
Daniel Gray

Sound Designer
Olivier Calvert

Animators
Daniel Gray
Margot Barbé
Benoit Michelet
Islena Neira
Théo Sigot



Press Relations

  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
    C.: 514-458-9745
    n.viau@nfb.ca

  • About La Cellule Productions

    La Cellule Productions is a Paris-based production company that develops fiction and animation projects. Soyo Giaoui and Marion Barré, the company’s associate producers, maintain an eclectic and daring editorial line. Both are self-taught producers who like the idea of ​​working and “growing up” together by supporting diverse artists who share similar creative ambitions. They’ve recently embarked on international co-productions and are also experimenting with other formats such as web series.

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produces groundbreaking animation at its studios in Montreal and at NFB centres across Canada, as well as via international co-productions with many of the world’s leading auteur animators. The NFB is a leader in developing new approaches to stereoscopic 3D animation and animated content for new platforms. The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won over 7,000 awards, with NFB animation accounting for 7 of the NFB’s 12 Oscars, as well as 6 grand prizes at France’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 4 Palmes d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 2 Golden Bears at Berlinale. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB animators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.

  • About Cub Animation Studio

    CUB Animation Studio was founded by Bálint Farkas Gelley and Bella Szederkényi in 2015, guided by a shared obsession with telling stories using the unique tools of animation and the power of young talent. CUB Animation Studio’s favourite things are creating kids’ content with distinctive Central European flair and producing outstanding animated shorts. CUB often takes part in various projects at international pitch events like CEE, Cartoon Springboard and Annecy MIFA. CUB also collaborates on diploma films from MOME university in Budapest; their latest pride and joy is Flóra Anna Buda’s Entropia, which won the Teddy Award at the Berlinale in 2019.