'THE LEGEND OF THE SKY KINGDOM'
Three children make a daring escape from the underground city in which they are slaves of the Evil Emperor, and go in search of the fabled Sky Kingdom and the great Prince Ariel.
CHOSEN BY JANNES HENDRIKZ
...because it was so ambitious at the time and done all on their own... Hats off!
ABOUT JANNES HENDRIKZ
Jannes is one-third of The Blackheart Gang, creators of Naomi van Niekerk's favourite animated short film, The Tale of How. At Shy the Sun, he co-directed award-winning animated ads for the likes of United Airlines, Bakers Biscuits and Clover. Last seen in Thailand, he's currently a drifter around the world on a quest to find new meaning. Contact Masters & Savant if you want to try lure him back.’
'THE LEGEND OF THE SKY KINGDOM' ACCOLADES
:: Don Quijote Award - Special Mention, Lucas - International Festival of Films for Children and Young People 2004
:: Africa's first full-length animation
:: Director/DoP/Editor: Roger Hawkins
:: Writer: Phil Cunningham
:: Animation director: Brent Dawes
:: Music: Andrew Baird
:: Sound: Rodney Newman
:: Production design: Roger Hawkins, Minali Perera, Joe Pistorius
:: Costume design: Minali Perera
:: Voices: Jason Linforth, Miriam Hamblin, Gabriel Phillips, Lucian Msamati, Rodney Newman