Pear Cider and Cigarettes Pear Cider and Cigarettes

“Drink and smoke…that’s what Techno Stypes really liked to do, and fight. He was in no condition to fight. He was sick, really sick. His disease had whittled him down to a shadow of his former self. His father had given me two clear instructions: 1. Get Techno to stop drinking long enough to receive the liver transplant, and 2. Get him back home to Vancouver. This was not going to be easy.”

Film by Robert Valley, Canada/U.K., 2016. Produced by Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation.

Tools: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere

Nominated for best animated short Academy Award (2017). Winner of best animated special production at ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards (2017).

Read our interview with Robert Valley about Pear Cider and Cigarettes and watch his director’s commentary on the film below:

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