Dir. Michael O’Connor et Benjamin Cleary / Prod. Mr. Kite, Albyon, Electric Skies

Glimpse (2021)

Concept Art \\3D Modelling \\ Lighting \\ Unreal Engine Programming & Integration\\Visual Effects \\ UX Design

Directed by Michael O’Connor & Benjamin Cleary

Produced by Mr Kite & Albyon

An animated short, directed by the Irish filmmaking duo of Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer, the upcoming Swan Song) and VR creator Michael O’Connor, starring Taron Egerton (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Bohemian Rhapsody) with an original score by Julianna Barwick (Healing is a Miracle, Will).

GLIMPSE is a highly emotive, visual feast set in the imaginative mind of a heartbroken panda named Herbie (Taron Egerton), who has recently broken up with his deer girlfriend Rice (Lucy Boynton). Herbie is an illustrator and through his art we delve back through the memories of his relationship, from the heart-breaking end to the beautiful beginning.

This short is a sometimes sad, sometimes funny journey that brings us on an incredible, emotive trip, right into the heart of a relationship. 

Glimpse was nominated in several Film Festival (Mostra, Raindance, GIFF) and won Best Immersive Art award at Sandbox.

Supported by : Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland, British Film Institute (BFI) (awarding National Lottery funding), Le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée, Viveport, Epic MegaGrants and Unreal Dev Grant, BCP, la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe, StoryFutures Academy, The National Film and Television School, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DN Pictures.

Glimpse is a transporting, heartbreaking VR experience and I had a wonderful time bringing these characters to life.

Taron Egerton

I was so excited to get involved with GLIMPSE. It’s storyline and themes are some I find the most exciting and intriguing to explore.

Lucy Boynton

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