Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Alok Gandhi "Fiko's Coffee" (2008)

The Vancouver Film School provides a sound base for its animation students. 35 year old Alok Gandhi is one of their recent intake having had the benefit of two previous degrees in Mathematics and Engineering plus setting up his own restaurant and being the father to two boys. Alok arrived in Canada in 2007 and his college piece, Fiko's Coffee, reveals a talent with CGI and a sense of humour. A cheerful digital character is motivated to move from the screen into the real world by the temptation of a cup of coffee from a dispensing machine. Conventional enough storyline but well produced within a clear framework, from opening titles and a broad grin, right to the closing credits, all snappily presented with an upbeat, feel good factor.

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