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Nexus Studios – Boobs

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Commissioned by publisher Happyluja, this colourful, bold and uplifting film is part of a Kickstarter campaign to support the launch of Boobs, an art book to honour all women and all boobs, with 100% of the profits going to breast cancer charities.

Featuring original ‘boob artwork’ donated from illustrators around the world, the book and film aim to offer a modern take on breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and, to catch the attention of women of all ages and backgrounds, the team has used playfulness and humour to encourage women to recognise the importance of boob health. 

Directed by Hannah Lau-Walker through Nexus Studios, each artist crafted their own unique interpretation of what boobs symbolise, creating a collection of vibrant vignettes all animated by members of the female artist community, She Drew That. The illustrators were carefully paired together with animators based on their style and approach and the final piece was constructed and pieced together by Lau-Walker.  

The resulting film is an collaboration of over 28 female illustrators and animators, with music delivered by female music composers Neighbourhood Jukebox at Sister Music, and
production by an all female team at Nexus Studios. “This collaboration is so exciting on so many fronts," says Nexus Studios EP, Julia Parfitt. "Not only does it bring together some of the brightest and most talented female artists working in our community, but it does so for a cause close to so many people’s hearts. This project relied on dozens of female creatives, taking this on around other work commitments and in their spare time. To have a film we can all be proud of at the end of it is incredibly rewarding.”

“Being able to bring the She Drew That community together to work on an uplifting, joyful project, during this period when we were so far apart has been incredible," added Lau-Walker, who is also the Founder of She Drew That. "Having not been able to meet up since March, it’s been a great way to continue collaborating with amazing female animators for such an important cause.”

You can pledge support for the Boobs kickstarter submission here. The book is due to launch in March 2021.

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