Future Lions


No Ghost partnered with AKQA to design the aesthetic for an awards ceremony for the next generation of big thinkers.

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An awards ceremony with a difference.

With 1,900 entries from 69 countries around the world. Now in its 12th year, Future Lions is AKQA's annual student competition in collaboration with Google and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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Infinite recursion into the unknown.

Representing infinity is no easy task. Using a combination of fractal mandelbulbs, custom scripted recursion loops, intricate hand animation and procedural geometry deformers, we tried as many different techniques as we could think of to nail down the look.

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Using SLS 3D printing technology to take the digital physical.

Custom designed every year, No Ghost was set the challenge of creating a trophy for the winners. Taking inspiration from the film we created a unique award, all copies of which were presented to the prize winners. The trophies were printed with a premium finish using SLS 3D printing technology.

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Direction, Editing and Animation
No Ghost
Production Assistant
Maryam Anibaba
Exec Producer
Alex Webster
Orlaith Turner