Froot Fly – ‘Merry Christmas’

After three weeks of intense late nights, we managed to roll out the first episode of Froot Fly – ‘Merry Christmas’, just in time for Christmas. Here she is:


I animated the last three shots, from around the 0:40 second mark to the end, and also arranged the Layout for the whole short. It was Directed by Matt Bugeja, and information on the rest of the crew can be found over at Froot Fly’s Crew Page. Fantastic team, one I can’t wait to work with again.

Huge thanks goes to Oasim Karmieh, as the poor guy was left texturing, lighting and rendering right up to Christmas Eve on the short, but he did a fantastic job as I love how everything came togethe. Such a great project to work on, and stay tuned for more episodes in the very near future – I’m going to be Directing the second short, which sould be out in the coming weeks.

Froot Fly Shorts

After years of talking about it, I’m finally teaming up with a few of my friends (who are also my epic co-workers here in Dublin) to work on our own animated project after-hours in work. They are: Matt Bugeja, Glen Southern, Oasim KarmiehPaddy FinnIbrah ChaffardetLiam Neville  and Cormac Phelan.

It’s going to be a series of short-shorts about a fly and his pal. We’re currently working on the Christmas episode which is due to be released in a few weeks, but in the meantime we’re trying to get a following by setting up the website and a facebook page etc.

We’ll be releasing a ton of ‘behind-the-scenes’ type material over the coming weeks, and some insight into our studio over here, how we work – from starting with a cube to the final model, to the texturing, rigging, animation and composting stages, together with a few competitions to win some of the artwork etc.

I created the ‘teaser poster’ for the shorts that we’re currently using to promote it. Introducing: ‘Froot Fly’:

Froot Fly Shorts
Froot Fly Shorts

Our website is over at where we have a wallpaper of the above image, and also a Facebook page: Froot Fly shorts – Facebook page where we’ll be announcing the competitions and posting daily about our progress on the shorts.

We’d love to hear your thoughts, and we look forward to be sharing the adventures with you.