Grendene Kids vs. The Terrible Samurai Monkey (VR)

  • DirectorThiago Flores
  • StoryboardBianca Nazari
  • Concept ArtBianca Nazari, Bruno Jacob, Fernanda Montoni
  • ModelingAnnelise Campana, Eric Henrique, Gabriel Belluco,
  • Léo Rezende, Rafael Tomazzi
  • RiggingDanilo Pinheiro
  • AnimationThiago Flores, Abner Cirelli, Fernando Donizetti,
  • Flávia Trevisan, Henrique “Edmx”, Pedro Medeiros
  • DynamicsMaurício Carolino
  • Shader & TextureJúlio Bonfante, Fernando Azulini,
  • Annelise Campana, Rafael Tomazzi
  • Light & RenderJúlio Bonfante, Fernando Azulini, Renato Braz
  • CompostionJoão Sheeperson
  • Matte PaintingFernanda Montoni
  • EditingDaniel Barros
  • MotionDaniel Barros
  • SoundTentáculo
  • StudioBig Studios
  • AgencyVML
  • ClientGrendene
Grendene Kids, a child shoes brand from Brazil, was releasing a new model of sneakers that comes with a pair of VR Glasses and they ask us to create a VR film exclusively to their channel. They came up with a story about a terrible villain, the Samurai Monkey, that along with his henchmen, the Ninja Sloth and the Ninja Capybara, took control of the Fantastic Factory and is your job to help rescue it.

This was my first film working as a Director and it was a challenge from the beggining. It was over 4 minutes of animation, three characters, lip-sync and 4K render. The whole team had to be all well coordinated and we have no margin for errors. Gladly everything went better than expected and the Agency was very satisfied with the final result of the project.

Along with directing I was the animator on the trailer. It was very funny doing this piece of animation that represents the whole funny aspect of the film we produced. You can check it below.