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‘To Build a Fire’ Adapts Jack London to Short Animation

Fx Goby’s award-winning adaptation debus online as a Vimeo staff pick.

Fx Goby’s award-winning short adaptation of Jack London’s novel ‘To Build a Fire’ has premiered online as a Vimeo staff pick.

Fx Goby’s award-winning short film To Build a Fire, co-produced by Nexus Studios and Composite Films, has premiered online as a Vimeo staff pick.

To Build a Fire is widely recognized as Jack London’s masterpiece and a classic of American literature, with Goby’s animated film adaptation touring festivals to great acclaim since 2016, the centenary of London’s death.

The short film tells the story of a trapper and his dog attempting to cross the Yukon in the harshness of midwinter. With striking visuals and a score composed by Mathieu Alvado and recorded by members the London Symphony Orchestra, To Build a Fire has won over animation, film and Jack London enthusiasts alike. Accolades include winning Animation Grand Prize -- Best Animation at the Rhode Island Film Festival, Best International Animation at Shorts Mexico and Best Animation at this year’s London Short Film Festival.

"I am extremely excited to have the film released to the world,” says Goby. “After touring festivals for 18 months, it is great to know that audiences worldwide can now enjoy the film. It's time to set it free."

Source: Nexus Studios

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.