Award of Merit – “Treasure Nest” (USA)

Title: Treasure Nest
Runtime: 5 min
Country: USA
Director: Joy Tien
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: Treasure Nest is a 3D animated short following the adventures of Blue a cat-like creature in search of hidden riches. Along his way Blue discovers a bird-like creature named Peanut who he reluctantly brings along in hopes that she will be the key to unlocking the treasure. Through the use of such programs as Maya ZBrush Photoshop Houdini Nuke and After Effects the Treasure Nest thesis group presents a beautifully hand-painted world in which Blue’s resolve is tested throughout his journey… eventually leading him to a prize of which he never expected.