Stevie Watkins - Creative Director

Google & Hilltop Hoods

Through The Dark - Interactive Animation

A partnership between XYZ Studios, Google Play Music and R/GA Sydney to create an interactive film for ‘Through the Dark’,
a song written by the group’s Dan Smith as his son underwent treatment for leukemia.

The interactive film is driven entirely by code. The 3D environments are rendered in real-time with WebGL, enabling users to choose
their own experience of the story based on the orientation of their device.

Stevie acted as CG Supervisor on the project as well as being hands-on with the lighting and shading in each scene.

Google Australia
Artist: Hilltop Hoods
Agency: R/GA Sydney

Production Co: Exit Films
Director: Mike Daly
Executive Producer: Kim Wildenburg

Animation Studio: XYZ Studios
CG Supervisor: Stevie Watkins
Design: Eran Hilleli
Senior TD: Richard Osellame
Executive Producer: Garett Mayow