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Published on 20 Mar 2015 | about 1 year ago

Check out this heart-warming CGI animated short film charting 20 years in the life of a Russian orphan, by the talented team at Brown Bag Films!

Irish charity ‘To Russia With Love’ teamed up with Oscar nominated studio Brown Bag Films (www.brownbagfilms.com/) to create a short animated film to help raise awareness of the charity’s work with abandoned and orphaned children in Russia. ‘ANYA’ is a four minute film that illustrates 20 years in the life of an abandoned child as she grows up in a Russian orphanage.

“To Russia With Love initially approached me to do a short online advert, but after reading about the children in their care, we decided a short film would work much better. Travelling to Russia to meet the children was a profound experience and hearing their stories was heart breaking. ‘To Russia With Love’ break the cycle of abandonment and give hope to the children in their care. The message of hope is something we tried strongly to convey through the film.” said Damien O’Connor, Writer and Director of ‘ANYA’.

The film took 15 months to make with 81 volunteers spread across 6 countries helping out. The bulk of animation was done at Infinite Studios in Singapore.

The film was animated in Maya, rendered with Mental Ray and composited in Nuke.

The music and sound mix was created by Darren Hendley with Lisa Hannigan (Gravity, Fury) on vocals.

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