NSW Aboriginal Languages Trust

In 2023, the NSW Aboriginal Languages Trust asked us to script, design and animate a not-so-typical explainer video. The brief was to weave historical truth-telling, staunch advocacy, policy changing moments and document the Trust’s Strategic Plan that looks to the future.

We used a combination of 2D and 3D animation, with plenty of texture, grain and grit to accompany the storytelling. Take a peek below at a process video, voiced by Genevieve Stewart (Kuku Yalanji & Wemba Wemba woman), 2D designer at Studio Gilay.



Voiced By: Uncle Ray Kelly

From Studio Gilay

Director: Jake Duczynski (Gomeroi & Mandandanji)

Assistant Director: Jonathon Saunders

Producer: Chloe Marshall

Script: Zac Hutchinson (Murrawarri) , Jake Duczynski (Gomeroi & Mandandanji)

2D Design: Emily Hestelow, Genevieve Stewart (Kuku Yalanji & Wemba Wemba), Zoe Velonas

Storyboard: Emily Hestelow

Animatic: Andy Summerfield

3D Modelling, Rig, Texture: Jalamara Towney (Wiradjuri)

3D Texturing: Emily Hestelow

2D Animation: Emily Hestelow, Zoe Velonas, Genevieve Stewart (Kuku Yalanji & Wemba Wemba), Andy Summerfield

Compositor: Andy Summerfield, Zoe Velonas, Emily Hestelow

Sound Design / Composition: Robbie Hartigan (Gamilaroi & Guyinbaraay)

Sound Mix: Electric Sheep Music

VO Recording: Mighty Sound

Created on Gadigal Country