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Passion Pictures Lands Giant Ant For U.S. Representation
Slack's "Amazing Spaceship" spot produced by Giant Ant
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International animation production company Passion Pictures has signed Canada-based creative studio Giant Ant to its roster of talent for representation in the U.S. Giant Ant is a collaborative creative studio working within the fields of animation and documentary.

Giant Ant is a collective of writers, animators and directors with a body of material across various strands and styles of animation. Aside from applying their creative skills to the collective’s own independent animated projects and features, they are growing their portfolio of storytelling commercial work across a range of industries. Some of these stories have come from clients like Costa Del Mar, Toms, 84000, and Slack. For the latter, a messaging app facilitating teamwork, Giant Ant created “Amazing Spaceship,” a whimsical retro-animation spot showing how different factions can come together, in this case for outer space exploration.

Passion’s EP Ryan Goodwin-Smith observed, “Giant Ant filled a gap on Passion’s roster, while being in keeping with the kind of style the company champions. It soon became clear we shared many common ambitions with our work, not least to connect with people through commercials, film and TV for a global audience.”

Jay Grandin, Giant Ant partner and creative director, commented that ‘we’re very excited to join such an amazing group of artists at Passion, and to take our commercial work in the U.S. to the next level.”

The Giant Ant studio is based in Vancouver, B.C. Passion maintains studios in London, Paris, New York and Melbourne.