French animation company Eddy joins Spindle
Promonews - 23rd Aug 2023
Animation heavyweights Eddy are the latest signing to the roster of creatives at Spindle.
Eddy is an award-winning French production company that represents a host of top animation talent from a multitude of backgrounds. Eddy's roster will now be represented by Spindle in London.
Eddy was established in 2015 by Jean-François Bourrel and Nicolas de Rosanbo to develop audacious 2D, CGI and stop motion animation films. Since then it's diverse roster of artists have individually been making waves across a wide range of global campaigns.
After designing and animating exquisite 2D animation sequences for Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and The French Dispatch, Parisian creative studio Werlen Meyer have recently created a series of stylish, dreamy commercials for Chanel and an award-winning short film 'Do Son’ for luxury brand Diptyque.
Clément Soulmagnon’s mastery of fluid animation and stylish transitions make him one of today's most exciting French filmmaking talents. He is equally happy working in watercolour as in full CGI and is able to infuse colour and personality into any universe he creates. He has directed films for Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Apple and Visa and has won awards at the Annecy film festival and the Art Director's Club.
Mylène Cagnoli seamlessly combines movement, music and dreaminess in her sensual illustrations. Her films and the powerful characters she conjures often revolve around feminism and queer visibility. She is passionate about Japanese anime and fashion photography - both of these influences are strongly felt in her work. She has already lent her fresh visuals to clients such as Facebook and Gymshark.
Alongside commercial campaigns, Eddy’s roster is no stranger to creating entertainment that leaves a lasting impression. Whether films, music videos, VR, character design or gaming, their collective output cuts through the noise and is packed full of creativity and relevance.
Turbo Collective employ eye-catching, unexpected humour and razor-sharp attention to detail in their CGI short films ‘Turbopera’ and ‘028’, while both Mathilde Bédouet and Marie Larrivé’s hand-crafted music videos stand out from the crowd. Mathilde’s ‘All I Knew’ for Fastlanes defies the norms of standard rap music videos, and is made up of more than 2000 colour crayon drawings to become a musical outcry against social injustice and violence.
While Marie’s psychedelic promo for Sabrina and Samantha ‘Saba’ explodes with joyful energy through hand-drawn felt-tip coloured animation. Working with Lucas Malbrun, the directors imagined a series of metamorphoses from man to beast brought on by a mysterious apocalyptic rainfall. And Olivier Lescot’s obsession with characters has helped receive recognition at the Art Director’s Club and Berlin Music Video awards.
On signing to Spindle, Eddy has declared: "The UK advertising market is innovative, risk-taking and exploding with fun and imagination. We’re thrilled to get a foot in the door by joining cutting edge creative production company
"Eddy has always had strong links to the UK, with recent co-productions including Quentin
Baillieux’s mixed-media films for Stella Artois and Bentley, Nicos Livesey and Jamie Hewlett’s
quirky and aloof Tranz music video for the legendary group Gorillaz or the instant classic Nummer 2 directed by Faux Soleil for Anne Müller. We are delighted to build on these foundations and feel confident that Spindle are the mentors to guide our next steps.
"Our shared taste has its roots in a shared ethos, the starting point of any fruitful creative collaboration. We feel that our directors have
a lot to offer the UK market and look forward to bringing our mutual experience of development and production to bear on future projects."
Emily Jordan-Wilson, Spindle's Head of Sales adds: "It isn’t a coincidence that Eddy are based in Paris, as France is home to the best animation education and artists in the world. Eddy are trailblazers in this area and work hard to grow and nurture talent from all corners of the globe.
"They have successfully built a production company that creates outstanding output, who share our values, and I can’t wait for you to meet them. The UK ain't gonna know what’s hit it."
Promonews - 23rd Aug 2023