Engine wins at D&AD Awards.

Engine wins at D&AD Awards.

Engine’s Born Free Creature Discomforts & Jägermeister Be The Meister work both win at the D&AD Awards.

Creature Discomforts: Life in Lockdown  picked up a Wood Pencil in the category: Direct / Film / 2021.

What the judges had to say:

For many, lockdown was their first experience of being locked up. Engine used that to make people feel empathy towards wild animals in captivity. Together with Aardman, it created Creature Discomforts, which plays on their much-loved Creature Comforts construct using real interviews of people’s experiences of temporary lockdown to tell the stories of animals forced to live under lock and key forever. Made completely in lockdown, the film was seen by millions and shared by BBC News, Ricky Gervais and Greta Thunberg. More importantly, many people’s perspective on animal captivity changed forever.

Be The Meister has picked up a Yellow Pencil in the category: Visual Effects / Compositing / 2021

Here's what the judges had to say:

Engine set out to create a film as unique as the Jägermeister taste and unlike any other on the market. From a VFX perspective, the challenge was carrying the audience through various locations, and moving through the scenes at a pace with many seamless hidden transitions. In order to do this, dozens of plates of hand-held footage were stitched together. Getting a skilled team to divide and conquer each task shot by shot resulted in the seamless finished spot.