Rick & Mario, are a directing duo specialising in beautifully crafted 2D/3D characters and environments. They’re exceptionally talented and versatile, having worked as art and creative directors at Passion, The Mill and MPC. They’ve won multiple awards for their art direction, notably for BBC Olympics and their Gorillaz music videos, by re-defining the 3D aesthetics, and incorporating a painterly and crafty quality to their work. "Dark Noir," a branded short film for Absolut, won Gold at the ADC and is celebrated as a unique piece within the animation industry. More recently their film for "Project Literacy" won a Gold Lion and the Grand Prix in Cannes.