- Posted by info 05 Jan
LoveLove Films’ passion for storytelling and animated content has seen the studio re-focus attention to the Children’s TV Landscape with the launch of a new IP developed completely in-house; Bottle Island.
The Bottle Island series follows a group of quirky friends as they work together to try and save the island from the rubbish that washes up on the shore. Through their eco-adventures, the characters discover the wonders and perils of the world around them. Being based on the South Coast on the UK next to the beach; the LoveLove Films team are directly affected by many of the environmental issues the show touches on. Therefore, LoveLove wanted to produce an IP that had an educational impact on children whilst being super fun.
The issues of conservation, preservation and plastic pollution have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. The aim with Bottle Island is to explore these issues through imagination and creativity, with a fun and fast paced 2D/3D mixed-media edutainment preschool adventure series that encourages children to care for their environment.
As well as using the combination of 2D and 3D animation, Bottle Island weaves live action rubbish and junk into the various locations featured in each episode. The aim is to highlight these objects to children as they watch the show, helping them understand that these items are not natural to the environment.
The sound design for the show saw sound designer Tom Angell turn his recycling bin upside down to create the unique sounds on Bottle Island. As children learn through play, children could replicate these sounds in the future.
In ensuring the show’s exploration of environmental issues remains based on facts, LoveLove Films have teamed with the National Oceanography Centre, one of the worlds leading marine science and research institution based in the UK. The NOC are the UK’s largest institution for integrated sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.
In addition, the series follows the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and and also aims to show positive female role models through the STEM-focused characters.
A full 11 minute pilot for Bottle Island is now complete, which has been produced entirely in-house by the LoveLove Films team along with music and voices by the extremely talented Dorset based Momo:Tempo and female voices by Michele O’ Brien.
LoveLove Films will be taking the pilot of Bottle Island to Kidscreen Summit in February as part of the UK Delegation. The Kidscreen Summit is renowned as one the children’s entertainment industry’s most important annual event and is held in Miami USA.
On the production of Bottle Island, LoveLove Films’ Managing Director and Producer Georgina Hurcombe stated; ‘Being based in the South Coast of England, directly next to a beach, the team are affected by many of the environmental issues the show explores. Every morning when walking my dog on the beach I am constantly picking up rubbish. It’s things like these walks that inspired us to produce Bottle Island; we wanted to produce an IP that had an educational impact on the next generation on the effects of things like plastic pollution, recycling and conservation and if Bottle Island can relay these important issues in a fun and entertaining way then that’s great!”
Lovelove Films were delighted to have received a grant from AUB Arts University Bournemouth as part of their EU Innovation Vouchers, which has been instrumental to the development of the Bottle Island pilot episode.