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Nexus Studios Signs Haein Kim and Paul Rhodes

Duo brings their unique storytelling approach to the studio’s talent roster; their short film ‘Peepin’ was featured a several festivals including Pictoplasma, KLIK, and AACTA.

Nexus Studios has signed Haein Kim and Paul Rhodes to its eclectic roster of talent. Their playfully idiosyncratic films offer a fresh perspective with a distinct, contemporary aesthetic.

The duo’s short film Peepin, a humorous take on playground politics, was featured at several festivals including Pictoplasma, KLIK and the AACTAs (The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards) and placed Haein on It’s Nice That’s list of ‘Ones to Watch’. Beyond its comedy, the animated short also reflects the race-related issues that overshadowed both artists’ experiences growing up in Australia, a common thread running through most of their work.

The filmmakers bring their own perspectives, melding them together to depict real, human stories. They tackle big topics with heart and humor. Taking inspiration from the likes of Japanese artist Misaki Kawai and the risograph style of Indie comic books, their work mixes hand drawn, abstract character design with dynamic 2D animation, which has attracted the attention of brands such as Nike, MTV, and Uniqlo.

“Haein & Paul have a unique take on animated storytelling with their kinetic, bold approach making their work unmistakably recognizable,” commented Nexus Studios co-founder and executive creative director Christopher O'Reilly. “They are exciting new voices in animation, telling stories with humor, warmth and graphic verve. We’re delighted to be working with them.”

Source: Nexus Studios