Nexus Studios: Cheerios, Right on Tracks

Honourable Mention: Advertising, Branded Content

Director Johnny Kelly created this set of four beautifully crafted films for Cheerios cereal. The heartwarming series of animations are all aimed at encouraging people to be kind. Themes featured include being comfortable with yourself, how to help counteract bullying, making new friends, and a look at different kinds of families.

The films featured new songs written, composed and performed by Walter Martin, of indie band The Walkmen. A total of 98 puppets were designed by Nous Vous for the shorts, and were brought to life by master puppeteer and model-maker Andy Gent, who is particularly known for his work on Wes Anderson’s films, Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Cheerios: Right on Tracks
Agency: 72andSunny

ECD: Justine Armour
Creative Director: Devon Hong
Senior Writers: Eric Dennis, Hunter Fine
Senior Designers: Gustavo Dao, Jon Randazzo
Group Brand Director: Sveta Doucet
Brand Directors: Caitlin Patrick, Alexia Schwartz
Brand Managers: Dylan Levy, Blake Eisenberg
Brand Coordinator: Anne MacKay
Director of Production: Lora Schulson
EP, Interactive: Vishal Dheiman
EP, Film: Julia Lafferty
Producer: Samira Mostofi
Interactive Producer: Erica Kirsch
Sr Partnerships & Legal: Marissa Burnett
Production Company: Nexus Studios
ECD/Co-founder: Chris O’Reilly
Director: Johnny Kelly
Senior Producer: Isobel Conroy
Production Manager: Rebecca Archer
Lead/Supervisor: Mark Davies
Character Design: Nous Vous
Environment Design: Callum Strachan
1st Assistant Director: George Cassavetti
Director of Photography: Matthew Day
Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear
DIT: Matthew Hutchings
Gaffer: Max Halstead
Puppet and Set Fabrication: Andy Gent
Art Department: Marina Ralph, Mich Chippington, Robin Jackson, Nadine Patterson, Colin Armitage, Peter le Pard, Tom Sinden, Maggie Hayden, Nathalie Ellner, Jade Gerrard, Ola Kucharska, Sofia Serrano
Lead Puppeteer: Matthew Cooper
Assistant Puppeteer: Molly Freeman
CRS Studio Managers: Elizabeth Day, Jen Newman
BTS Cameraman: James Alexander
Catering: Konrad & Cissi Hammarborg
2D Animation: Alasdair Brotherston
Compositing/Tracking: Chris Glew, Ewelina Freuer, Gareth Tredrea, German Diez, Gökçecan Gürsoy, Ken Hau, Peter Bailey, Robin Yoojin Rhee
Editor: David Slade
Music: Walter Martin
Music Supervisor: Jessica Dierauer
Sound Design And Mix: Mark Hills @ Factory
Special Thanks: Elizabeth Day