We hope that you were able to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday with your loved ones.It has been an amazing 2019 with amazing projects and wonderful events we had opportunities to be part of.
Let’s give you a 2019 rundown of what happened at Basement Animation in 2019.
We kicked off the year with our web series Down Town Lagos. The first episode was released just in time for the Nigeria presidential and gubernatorial election. The series had lot of social impact.
Down Town Lagos was selected to be catalogued by ArtoP: The Visual Articulations of Politics in Nigeria, a research organization that identified the creators of artistic content that engage with political discourse across the regions in Nigeria for their political research content in Bournemouth University.
We also collaborated with Nebularts Production in producing a new teaser for 2D animated series L’ Arbre a Palimpsest. This was showcased at the Gulli session in Annecy 2019. It had a mass appeal of over 10,000 views on social media. In September, we officially signed a storyboard deal with EVCL to be part of Africa’s biggest children content: Bino and Fino. We have been commissioned to produce storyboard/animatic for the first season.
We are presently in production of an animated short film for Step Up Nigeria for a book called Emeka’s Money written by Onyinye Ough: Executive Director, Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria.
The whole year wasn’t all about work, we were present at Annecy Film Festival , Discop Johannesburg, Lagos Comicon, Real Time Festival and also at Mipcom / Mip Junior where our founder was invited to be a panelist on the ‘Focusing on African Producers’ session in Mip Junior, an opportunity to showcase the amount of talent and creativity from out of Africa to everyone in attendance.
We look forward to doing more with you in 2020. From all of us at Basement Animation, wishing you a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!