26 x 11'
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The Olive Bunch
The Olive Bunch
The Olive Bunch is an adventure comedy show, featuring three best friends embarking on a coming-of-age journey, in a world wedged between strong traditions and the mystical world lurking beneath the surface.
The Olive Bunch is a coming of age, best buddy show, featuring friends Amira, Stephano and Yani, enjoying life in occasionally mischievous journeys. The kids grow up on the beautiful, mythical island of Cyprus, surrounded by the Mediterranean blue, in a community lingering between tradition and progress. The sense of self and need for independence, start to emerge in our pre-teen heroes’ lives, with hopes and ambitions that are often in conflict with family expectations and a duty towards heritage. In the interplay between future aspirations and roots of the past, the kids will discover themselves as individuals and as part of something bigger. An ode to childhood, summertime and friendship, all wrapped up in a comedy adventure mingled with Grandma's folk tales and her secret world of magic.
The Olive Bunch is an adventurous show packed with comedy and fantasy that takes you on a journey of self-discovery in a world wedged between the traditions of yesterday and promises of tomorrow. Through the eyes of our wacky trio we will transport our audiences to stories wrapped in humour and action with a strong, emotional core. In support of our stories the visual style will be a balance of contrasts; the animation will play up the punchy, snappy energy of the kids up against the slow but steady movements of their adult counterparts, while the colour palette will contrast the vibrant and saturated with calm and subdued earth colours. In the same manner, the editing and composition will balance the chaotic and rough with the slow and timeless beats, where the story gets room to breathe. The world of THE OLIVE BUNCH is based on our real experiences, tinted with the fantastical, and we are very excited to introduce it to the world for the entertainment of young and old alike!
Magnus Kråvik is a storyboard artist and director based in Cyprus. Over the years he has worked on multiple award-winning projects and has also received an EMMY nomination for his contribution to Disney Channel’s Vampirina. Together with Katerina Pantela he has just opened a new company in the growing industry of Cyprus that focuses on story driven animation content.
- Wander Over Yonder
- Transformers – Rescuebots Academy
- My Little Pony
Maria is the founder of Pixel giants, an animation studio based in Cyprus. During her studies in the US, she was trained at the Walt Disney Animation Boot Camp in California. Maria is a published author, having won many prizes in writing contests. She is the creator and producer of an animated TV show supported by Creative Europe/MEDIA, currently in development by an international studio. Maria has also written and directed animated shorts for kids, screened at various animation festivals.
- Magic Molly (TV series)
- Dragon Recipes (short film)
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Production companyPixel giants
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