Jack and Joe are independent stop-motion animators who decided to team up together to create the ‘Walton & Helliwell Animations’ studio. Companion is their debut short film. It was completed in their final year as animation students at University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, and finalised in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jack Walton and Joe Helliwell
University of the West of England (UWE)
A moving outlook on the process of life through the perspective of a dog. Crafted through claymation, it shows the life stages of a dog – from a young pup to an ageing canine – highlighting the incredible bond between human and animal.
Directors: Jack Walton, Joe Helliwell
Animators: Jack Walton, Joe Helliwell
Composer: George Summers
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