Triggerfish, a Cape Town based animation studio continues to make waves across the world with breath-taking animations and unique storytelling.
With the build up to the Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) in full swing we thought it fitting to showcase the animation studio that was part of the production of Stick Man. The film, based on the much-loved children’s picture book, was released in the UK on Christmas Day and will have its African premiere at CTIAF.
Triggerfish was founded on a small farm in Cape Town in 1996 by a couple of creatives who wanted to bring their stories to the world. From humble beginnings Triggerfish has grown and attracted many more storytellers and artists, and is now one of the leading animation studios on the continent. Triggerfish creates both illustrations and animation for TV, Games and Film, and although they originally specialised in only stop-frame animation Triggerfish now mainly focus on creating their incredible digital animations.
Having worked on a number of international and local projects from adverts and children’s TV shows to international films, their creative passion and incredible story telling ability have led to the studio being dubbed ‘the Pixar of South Africa’. Triggerfish says that their vision is to continue to inspire and encapsulate audiences with a fresh stories and aesthetics that are uniquely African, and they are doing just that with films such as Adventures in Zambezia, for which the team from Triggerfish had roles in both the writing and production.
Check out more of Triggerfish’s work here and get tickets to the CTIAF to see the premiere of Stick Man and listen to Mark Buckland and Daniel Snaddon of Triggerfish take you from script to screen through the making of Stick Man.