Basement Animation has signed a co-production deal with Nebularts of Paris to work together on L’Arbre à Palimpseste. L’Arbre à Palimpseste was selected for the finale of the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde TOP 6 of DISCOP!

According to Ingrid Agbo, the creator of L’Arbre à Palimpseste,

“L’Arbre à Palimpseste (“The Tree of Palimpsest”) is a 13×6 min animated tv show, that introduces the greatest African figures of the past”.

Switching between the present and the past, each episode presents a historical character, narrating the main events of their life and their most famous fights. These heroic characters aren’t limited to one region of Africa : they come from the whole continent. We want to talk about a shared history, about those who made and transformed Africa. Frontiers move, people migrate, kingdoms rise and fall : we wish to tell the story of Africa, without any kind of limits.”

The first pilot was entirely funded and produced by Nebularts in 2016 and this new partnership will see Basement Animation produce the most accomplished and ambitious pilot possible, in order to present to broadcasters the full potential of L’Arbre à Palimpseste, and show them the interest it raises in festivals and with the public.

The new pilot will be directed by: Ingrid AGBO and Sacha PERRIN-BAYARD. Raphaël LOURENÇO will join Ingrid AGBO and Sacha PERRIN-BAYARD in developing the script.

Joseph RAHAMEFY, Angelo ANOSIKE, Mbuotidem JOHNSON, Fajimi OLUWASEYI, and Emordi BARNABAS make up the graphic design team. Fabien MERTEN will be the song-writer-composer.