After a career in of commercial work, this was Luis Cook’s first creative animation. It is a dark comic piece about the loneliness and isolation of two sisters. It won a BAFTA for best animation in 2008.

Atmospherically, Cook wanted create something that looked like “natural, hand-drawn, scruffy, naive, outsider art…as if the film itself had been washed up by the sea”. For this he used an experimental technique of mixing 3G CGI with details filled in using 2D techniques. It then has the advantage of 3G shadows and textures with the looseness of 2D.

The result is a beautifully ugly piece of animation with great character and humour.