I am honored to share that the short I directed called “The Story of Walls” has been nominated for an Annie Award! For the past year and half I had been working with a team to build Badmash Animation Studios from the ground up. The studio was based out of LA, San Francisco and India. I had the amazing opportunity to travel to India for two months and direct this film.
“The Story of Walls” is an absurdist history of trade protectionism. Throughout history, our world has allowed simple misunderstandings, greed, and an all-consuming love of nachos to divide us. To succeed as a people, we must understand that our individual success is based on our collective success. More importantly, we must also understand that there are enough nachos for everyone!
Directed By: Pete Oswald
Written By: Sandeep Sood
Storyboard Artist: Andy Suriano
Art Director: Pete Oswald
Background Layout: Chris Reccardi
Character Layout: Vikram Athavale
Animation Director: Noor Mohammed
Music Composed By: Chad Seiter
Sound Design and Mix By: Alex Levy
We can’t post the film to the web because we are in the process of submitting it to film festivals. So here are some stills. Congrats to everyone who made this possible!