Joy Story: Animated Short Film by Passion Pictures

Joy and Heron is the tale of the lovable small dog (Joy) and a pesky Heron. Out on a fishing trip, Joy tries not to rock his master’s boat while defending it from the worm-stealing bird. However, after spotting the heron is only trying to feed its hungry and fussy chicks, Joy comes around gives away the whole pot of worms. And in the spirit of Chinese New Year, the heron then reciprocates the gesture of kindness.

The film was directed by Passion’s directors Kyra & Constantin, internationally loved for their madcap ‘Rollin’ Wild’ films, and commissioned by 180 China to coincide with 2018’s Year of the Dog.




Advertising Agency: 180China, Beijing, China

Chief Creative Officer / Creative: Kenneth Kuan

Creatives: Ben TooXu KunLim YanshanXu Chao

Agency Producers: Nancy WangViolette Xue

Account Service: Peter LoBonnie TianWang Mengdi

Production Company: Passion Pictures / Melbourne

Directors: Kyra & Constantin

Executive Producer: Katie Mackin

Producer: Fiona Fry

Animation Producer: Sibylle Preuss

Animation Supervisor: Ferran Casas

CG Supervisor: Alex Holman

Head of CG: Jason Nicholas

VFX Supervisor: Dave Walker

Sound Design: Nami Strack

Music / Sound Mix: Nylon Studios

Original Score Composer: Jesse Watt



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