While the fact that Akira may be Ruairi Robinson’s first job as the director of a feature presentation has many fans thoroughly worried, I feel extremeIy confident in his abilities. Why? I recently stumbled upon his first animated short film and came away thoroughly impressed. The title is called Fifty Percent Grey and won Best Short Animated Film at the London Effects and Animation Festival after it was released. It was also one of just a handful of films under consideration for an Oscar under the short animated films category. Here’s the embed:
After watching his first bit of work I feel a little bit for confident in him, even though he is an unknown in the industry. He will also be directing the second film which has not yet received an estimated release date. The first film is set for Summer 2009.
I’ll continue to post more of his work and my opinions until I review the film in Summer of ’09.