Nexus Productions Embraces The Changing World Of Animation
Nexus is currently working on a full slate of commercials, music videos and short-form animated films. The company was involved with the British television series MONKEY DUST, and is developing an adult animated series called ROCKET SCIENCE. But Bavasso and O'Reilly are also working with directors like Smith & Foulkes to make a move into feature films, where they find that audiences, financiers and studios are becoming increasingly receptive to work that melds different techniques and bends traditional genres.
"We're looking for directors and artists who can write as much with their eye as they can with the word," O'Reilly said. "There's a lot of energy in filmmaking now coming from people who are working across a range of techniques. And the audience's aesthetic tastes has developed as well -- they're interested in stories told in different visual ways. The mixed-media filmmaking techniques that people know from music videos and short films are starting to trickle into features, and people want more of that."