Black Earth Rising (United Kingdom)
DIRECTOR: Steve Small
PRODUCER: Nicola Kefford-white
About the Film:
Animation depicting events around the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath, imaginatively interpreting violent and tragic events – events where, as one character puts it, ‘words would fail’.
Steve Small is a senior director at STUDIO AKA, a multi-BAFTA winning & Oscar & Emmy nominated independent animation studio & production company known internationally for its idiosyncratic & innovative work, expressed across an eclectic range of projects in short films, commercials and TV series animation.
Steve is a master craftsman & artist. In a career that has seen him craft stunning animation for the Disney features “HERCULES” and “FANTASIA 2000” – not to mention creating the hugely successful “MR BEAN” animated series for Tiger Aspect & Richard Purdum Productions. Steve has directed and animated a huge range of commercials at AKA including TELE2, NICKTOONS, UKTV & ORANGE, GREEN FLAG, LLOYDS TSB, GREENIES & the utterly charming SING UP.
More recently, Steve has been crafting the new TSB characters and exploring the outer limits for Hyundai …
Steve is also currently developing a selection of longer format and illustrative projects.