The Seed

A two-minute animated voyage through nature's life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

The film was funded by Adobe, and made using their software. It was produced at Nexus Studios and features a soundtrack by Jape. The film uses a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation.

Behind the Scenes

Commissioned by: Adobe
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Creative director: Keith Anderson
Associate Creative Director: Tony Stern
Associate Creative Director: Frank Aldorf
Art director: Johan Arlig
Copywriter: Steve Payonzeck
Art director: Karishma Mehta
Copywriter: Gregory Lane
Interactive Producer: Stella Wong
Art Buyer: Jenny Taich

Production company: Nexus
Story and direction: Johnny Kelly
Executive producers: Charlotte Bavasso, Chris O’Reilly
Producer: Christine Ponzevera
Production manager: Jo Bierton
2D animation: Michael Zauner
3D animation: Eoin Coughlan
Paper modeler: Elin Svensson
Assisted by: Anna Benner
Stop frame DOP: Micolaj Jarosewicz
Stop frame animation: Matthew Cooper
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston

Music: Jape
Sound supervisor: Mike Wyeld
Foley Recording: Fonic
Foley artist: Sue Harding