Blacklist & Studio AKA Create Charming Film “Neighbors” For Morton Salt

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Morton Salt commissioned BLACKLIST & STUDIO AKA to create this charming film about two dogs, Lucy & George, best of friends – but separated by circumstance.


The spot was directed by AKA’s Marc Craste with art direction from Olga Stern and characters designed by Steve Small. The film was produced as a blend of CGI and painted backgrounds, with hand drawn refinements to the animation created by AKA’s team of animators and assistants.

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The spot begins digital release in January 2016 and select Cinemas in the American Midwest.

Creative Credits

Project: "Neighbors" Spot
Client: Morton Salt
Animation: Studio AKA
DIrector: Marc Craste
Art Directors: Olga Stern/Steve Small
Storyboard/Development: Camille Monnier
Production Company: Blacklist/Studio AKA
Blacklist Executive Producer: Adina Sales
Blacklist Producers: Solana Payne, Justin Harris
Production: Nikki Kefford
Original Music: Antfood

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