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true colours

Aug, 2020

True Colours is an animated short film I directed as part of my undergraduate degree. The idea for this film I developed in year 2 of my academic studies. Out of 80 pitches it was one of 12 film pitches selected for production. With my selected team of six, we then produced this film within the next 1.5 years. 

Since mid 2020 True Colours is doing its festival runs and won't be accessible to the general public until at least the beginning of 2022. 

But here I am sharing for the first time, a lot of the pre-production, production and post-production material. From concept art to render processes.

Dive into the world of True Colours and experience just how much work it contains to bring a film to life consisting "only" of 2min and 50seconds of animation. 

About the storyline:

True colours is about hiding our true selves in front of other people. The main goal was for people to resonate with the feelings and internal stuggles our protagonist suffers.

The Team(Wok):

Hanna Lea Wyttenbach

Director/ Co-Producer/ Character Designer / Animator / Editor / Sound Design

Phoebe White 

Producer / Animator / Storyboard Artist

Ellen Huang

Storyboarder / Animator

Wenhao Song

Layout Artist

Anna von Koelichen


Jade Dou Hua Gordon

Character Design / Animator

Official Festival Selections:


  • RTS Southern Television Awards, UK - nominated in Undergraduate Animation Category

  • Animafest World Festival of animated Film, Croatia - International Student Competition

  • Anibar Animation Festival, Kosovo - Student Competition

  • Anim!Arte, Brazil - Maxi International Student Competition

  • Supertoon Animation Festival, Croatia - Animated Student film Competition

  • Brazil International Film Festival - Student Short film Competition

  • BEAF Film Festival, UK

  • Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF)

  • Lift-Off Global Network

  • AnimArt Festival, Athens

  • Overmountain Animation Festival, Tennessee US

  • Monthly Indie Shorts - Official Selection September Student Competition

  • This is England, France

  • KDIAF, Taipei - KDIAF Choice

  • Cinemagic International Film Festival - Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition 

  • Purbeck Film Festival, UK - Purbeck Shorts Competition


  • British Animation Awards - Nominated for Best Undergraduate Film award

  • Cardiff Animation Festival - Selected for Competition Programme


  • David Holman Award for Best Student Film -Purbeck Film Festival, UK

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