In an ordinary barn, in a quiet small town, a little girl will be faced with an extraordinary event. The animated film ‘Meet Meline’ tells the story of a young girl who spends much of her time playing in a dusty old wooden shed at her grandparents home.
One day, whilst engrossed in of her favourite pastime of drawing, Meline suddenly finds herself face to face with an unknown furry creature. This short animated film follows a petite heroine called Meline as she makes a discovery of a lifetime. ‘Meet Meline’ is the enchanting and beautifully animated creation of 3D artists and creative directors Virginie Goyons and Sebastien Laban. Initially the idea behind the project was to produce a 20 second clip that would provide a platform on which the two artists could develop and perfect their skills – two years later the piece has developed into a short animated film.
The making of ‘Meet Meline’ has also lead to the production of a hard backed book and some beautiful, emotive poster artwork. Virginie Goyons is 26 years old and a lead 3D Artist at the video games company Eden Games (ATARI). Virginie honed and developed her 3D skills during 3 years at the ESMA, and past profile projects include ‘Alone in the Dark’ and ‘Test Drive Unlimited 2’. Sebastien Laban is 25 years old and studied 3D Animation and Compositing at ‘Arts Appliques Bellecour’ for 3 years. After a working with Eden Games as Visual Effects Supervisor on ‘Alone in the Dark’, he spent 6 months at Framestore as a Technical Director for Brian Singer ‘Superman Returns’. Laban is currently working on 3D cinematic, live film and photography projects as Director and Artistic Director at Diplomatic cover.