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Kiki & Remus

An award-winning directing duo who came through our first ever NewD incubator. Their passion for way-out humour sits perfectly with their detailed, graphic, comic book design style. Kiki & Remus scored a break-out hit with their hilarious Dateless, and their films screen all over the world.

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Asking bearded passers-by the question ‘Can you describe yours in just one word?’ Kiki & Remus received a myriad of responses, which cut nicely to a 40-second vox-pop with beautifully observed comic caricatures.Inspired by the prostate cancer charity Movember, we launched the clip at a beard-inspired party hosted by Publicis!

Commissioned by Médecins Sans Frontières, directed by Kiki & Remus and produced by Steve Smith for Beakus, with sound by Marian Mentrup, and voiced by Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent.

How does conflict damage national health?

To lead happy healthy lives people need food, clean water, shelter and sanitation, and a functioning healthcare system. But what happens when these are broken by conflict and war?

In 1918, as the First World War ended, a deadly new virus, which became known as the Spanish Flu, began to spread across Europe. If quickly infected a third of the world’s population, killing up to 100 million people in a single year, more than both World Wars combined.

In 2018, a brutal civil war together with a land and sea blockage, has driven up food prices and forced 18 million Yemenis towards malnutrition. Rates of malnutrition in Yemen are now 50 percent higher than before the war, and almost half of deaths in children under five are caused by a lack of food.

Featured on the Telegraph website on launch - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/07/wars-have-always-hurt-vulnerable-use-hunger-weapon-unacceptable/

“One of the best animations I’ve seen from MSF in the past 4 years I’ve been here.” - MSF Ireland

We were approached by Natural History museum to create a film for their new exhibition; ‘Venom: Killer and Cure’ The video sits behind 3 of the venomous specimens on display in the exhibition space – the Cone Snail, Rattle Snake and Stone Fish. The aim was to explain the biological characteristics of venom and how it works, illustrating the scientific content behind the creatures on display. Directing duo Kiki & Remus came up with this abstract, textured design to fit within the overall dark and moody atmosphere of the exhibition space itself.

A series of romantically unfortunate twentysomethings are interviewed, describing in vivid detail their expectations as they search for the ideal partner. Directed by Kiki & Remus the film received it's online premiere exclusively through Cartoon Brew's 5th annual Student Animation Festival.

Winner of Best Animated Student Short at RTS South, 2015.
2nd Place in the Student Short Category at Boomtown Film Festival, 2015.

Kiki & Remus joined Beakus after winning our unique NewD competition to find the hottest new animation director around. We set the challenge of animating a 10-second clip set by our NewD theme and colour palette.

A break dancing themed sting created and shortlisted for TV channel E4's regular stings competition.