Palau Pledge wins Grand Prix at Cannes

Host/Havas has secured Australia’s first grand prix award at Cannes overnight, taking out the top award for the direct lions with its work on Palau Pledge.

ROYGBIV directed a film that features a group of children who encounter a strange "tourist" on the island of Palau.  After getting caught disrupting their lands, they show him how to respect their fragile ecosystems, and and provide tips on how to help keep Palau beautiful for generations to come.

The work, which sees all visitors to the tiny island nation have their passport stamped with a pledge to be a good environmental citizen, which they must sign before entering the country.

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Palau Pledge wins big

Our friends over at Host/Havas have won several awards for their Palau Pledge campaign--including (but not limited to) the prestigious D&AD Black Pencil,  and The One Club: Silver.  ROYGBIV is proud to have directed the in-flight pledge video that will play on all airlines entering Palau in an effort to raise awareness for its fragile ecosystem.

The video encourages all visitors to stamp their passports, which outlines a promise to help protect its environment, which also acts as an agreement on entering the small country.

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Welcome Passion Animation!

The Los Angeles based animation studio, ROYGBIV has joined Passion Animation Studios. Founders Evan Viera and Tommy Wooh formed ROYGBIV, a collective creating narrative-driven projects, drawing on their individual expertise, knowledge and talent.

Passion MD, Debbie Crosscup, comments ROYGBIV’s “ability to push the boundaries of animated narrative makes them an exciting asset to our studio”. The signing of ROYGBIV bolsters Passion’s core goals of beautiful storytelling through the moving image.

We're very excited to be working with our new friends over at Passion!

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AIKO was the first production in the ROYGBIV slate.  The teaser was made by a total of nine people (half of them intermittent).  The core team was Evan Viera, Charles Badiller, Eva Lusbaronian, and Felice Wong.  They worked for 4 months at ROYGBIV’s studio.

Jay Jackson, a veteran traditional animator, oversaw the animation, and Charles and Eva were the principal character animators (with Felice as their assistant).  Cassandra Larson and Johan Ravit also contributed as animators on the project. Aside from directing, Evan contributed to the storyboards, design, backgrounds, compositing, and FX/environment animation.  While the teaser was in production, Charley wrote the pilot script and season 1 episode outlines.

Visit the AIKO page to see the trailer!

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Hello World!  Now that ROYGBIV has gone live around the world, it's only right that we can engage our audience.  Connect with us on all of our integrated social networks (FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYoutube, and Vimeo).

You can also click on any of the icons at the bottom of this page, and keep up to date with announcements, behind-the-scenes, interviews, and more.

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355-days, and many sleepless nights later, we have finally launched the ROYGBIV site.  Stay tuned for the #aikotrailer which is going to be launched in a few hours!

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