The film was made mixing live action with 2D and 3D animation. Jim Le Fevre designed the characters, which were then made into hollow finger puppets by Scary Cat Studio in Bristol. To give an additional Christmas feel to the snowman, icing sugar was incorporated to his silicone mix, giving him the perfect finish. The puppets were then filmed in a live action studio set and animated on camera by animators hiding below the cake. Eyes, mouth, eyebrows and arms were then added in the post-production, a process similar to Jim’s experimental “Finger Theatre” project.
Willie Nelson, Coldplay, Chipotle and director Johnny Kelly have made a creative alliance with
the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to create BACK TO THE START, a short animated film
highlighting the issue of sustainable farming.
Chipotle founder Steve Ells met with Johnny Kelly in London to talk about his passionate efforts to source food on a more sustainable and ethical basis.