Collection of works by Daniel Bruson ANIMATION DIRECTOR & GRAPHIC ARTIST ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

NSPCC : Pete’s Story


 
 
 

Wood Pencil Winner at the D&AD Awards 2015

Featured on Stash 115 with an interview and behind the scenes material.

Case Study Of The Week on Howww

Pete’s Story is a true account of a boy that suffered from his mother’s violence over his childhood years in the UK. NSPCC and Lovers invited me to create this frame by frame watercolour ink animation to communicate the story’s haunting and delicate atmosphere.

NSPCC is the leading children’s charity in the UK and is widely known for its long fight for childhood protection. The film was used to reach out potential donors and to create awareness among young people about child abuse and what NSPCC can do to help.

 
 
 

Pete's Story

 
 
 

 
 
 

The idea was to convey a mixture of fear, solitude and the imminence of violence confined inside this labyrinthic house, in contrast with the green touch points that show potential (but unused, in this case) interfaces between Pete and NSPCC. I worked five months to create this watercolour animation frame by frame, on paper, and then compose it digitally in post production. Here’s the Animation Breakdown.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Pete's Story

 
 
 

 
 
 

Pete's Story

 
 
 

 
 
 

Special thanks to Alex Ostrowski and Ally Carter for their trust, motivation and support throughout the whole process.

 
 
 

Pete's Story

 
 
 

Pete's Story

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Credits :
Direction : Daniel Bruson
Creative Direction : Alex Ostrowski
Executive Production : Andrew Hunter
Animation, Painting, Compositing : Daniel Bruson
Assistance Animation : Erik Righetti
Screenplay : Alex Ostrowski
General Assistance : Talita Annunciato
Producer : Ally Carter
Writer : Alex Ostrowski
Creative Agency : Lovers
Sound Design : Cassini Sound
Client : NSPCC