Visual marketing animation studios, salamandra uk, partnered with content production company, Electric Skies, to create Kindred, an animated Virtual Reality (VR) story of family and belonging. The outstanding creative production, directed by Bambou Kenneth, produced by StoryTrails creative, Tessa Ratuszynska, and animated by salamandra uk’s Nicholas Francisco and Emma Rhodes, Marcus Bowler, and Luis Massarela, has been selected for Venice Immersive, the Virtual Reality line-up for Venezia 79 (2022).
Kindred is based on the remarkable true story of an aspirational parent called Syd, and their ground-breaking journey through the adoption process in the UK, experiencing first-hand highs and lows of a dream shared by so many others. After years of setbacks and rejections, Syd gets matched with a child, Ollie, and in the process helps redefine the meaning of family.
Venice Film Festival