Directing collective Shynola has signed with Nexus Studios for worldwide representation spanning commercials and branded content. Shynola’s Jason Groves, Chris Harding, and Richard “Kenny” Kenworthy have been creating distinctive and award-winning work since joining forces at art school in the late 1990’s.
Shynola’s creativity takes many forms--from Emmy nominated title sequences for GLOW and Watership Down as well as those of cult classics Scott Pilgrim vs The World and The IT Crowd, to a long list of standout live performance and animation for bands and brands including Coldplay, Radiohead, Beck, Nike, Laura Marling and Honda.
Their latest work “Alive,” for Maserati and Pennzoil (produced by RSA), is a technically detailed and atmospheric journey underground to witness the awakening of a supercar.
With two further projects in the pipeline for Nexus Studios launching imminently, Shynola celebrates 20 years of fruitful collaboration over the next couple of weeks, with a look back at their greatest hits across their social channels.
Nexus Studios co-founder and ECD Christopher O’Reilly said, “I’ve known Shynola since they were at the Royal College of Art and watched as they have blazed a trail through animation and innovative filmmaking. They are a huge talent with a happy knack for crafting groundbreaking films with wit and warmth. We have plans to develop exciting projects together in the new broad world of creative opportunity.”
Shynola’s Kenworthy noted, “Shynola and Nexus both started around the same time and have led parallel lives with nothing but mutual respect along the way. Neither of us like to sit still, whether that’s in the aesthetics of what we do, the technology we employ or the form our work takes. So it seems a wholly natural move to finally join forces.”