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Red Knuckles is an independent award winning Animation Studio specialized in character animation for commercials, music videos, TV series and feature films.

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Our Work


Our Work


Three Ireland - The Girl and The Cloud

Three Ireland - The Girl and The Cloud

Dom.ru

Dom.ru

Hammerson's - Victoria

Hammerson's - Victoria

Project Literacy

Project Literacy

Nero - Into The Night

Nero - Into The Night

LocoDice - Sending This One Out

LocoDice - Sending This One Out

HoyHoy - Dating

HoyHoy - Dating

HoyHoy - Health

HoyHoy - Health

Red Knuckles Reel 2015

Red Knuckles Reel 2015

Britain's Got Talent Intro

Britain's Got Talent Intro

Little Big Planet 3

Little Big Planet 3

Absolut - Dark Noir

Absolut - Dark Noir

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Pitches


Pitches


Pitches mostly require enormous amount of work to be squeezed out in no time by very talented artists.
This section is dedicated to the Pitches that never became, but are grand and worthy to be displayed nonetheless.

Click on each Pitch to know more about them.

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The Team


The Team


 

Our Team

 

Rick Thiele
Co-Founder/Creative Director

After spending five intense years working for post houses in Brazil, Rick moved to London at 22 joining The Mill as a CG Supervisor before teaming up with Mario Ucci at Passion Pictures as an Art Director/CG Supervisor and subsequently Creative Director. They both then collaborated on several award winning projects for Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Toyota and most notably the Gorillaz Music Videos and the BBC Olympics 2012 film. In 2014 they opened Red Knuckles as a gateway to more extensively collaborate with other artists around the globe and develop original content.

Mario Ucci
Co-Founder/Creative Director

Originally a fine art painter, Mario started with computers late in the game at the age of 26. Moved to London in 2003, working in companies such as The Mill, MPC and Passion -Pictures where he became creative director after participating in projects such as Gorillaz, the BBC Olympics film and hundreds of ads. Started Red Knuckles with Rick Thiele in 2014 with the purpose of choosing projects and artists to collaborate with and the goal of creating original content.

Thomas Cullen
New Business Producer

After 5 years as a drummer and manager in the music industry, an opportunity to move into commercial production presented itself in 2012. Making mainly fast food commercials for the best part of a year, Tom decided to follow a childhood passion and move into Animation. After stints in the CG and Production departments at Not To Scale, Passion and Nexus, he’s found his home here at Red Knuckles.

Becky Donnelly
Illustrator / Studio Manager

After graduating from Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Dublin, Becky moved out to London in 2016 with hopes of carving a path as an illustrator and concept artist. It wasn’t long until she met Rick and Mario, who welcomed her quirky style with open arms. As Becky says herself, ‘essentially I like to draw freakish gremlins and people who look like they need a good meal’; with Red Knuckles’ focus being on fresh and original content, it has been a great fit for this off-beat point of view.

 
Red Knuckles in the Winter of '17

Red Knuckles in the Winter of '17

Mario & Rick - Co-Founders/Creative Directors

Mario & Rick - Co-Founders/Creative Directors

 
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Studio


Studio


The Studio

Our Studio is located on the second floor of Kingsland Road, just a hop away from Hoxton Station.
We use state of the art software and hardware coupled with outstanding artistic talent to bring the highest quality animation to life.
We work from pitch development to final playout.
 

Research & Development

Project Research
Pitch Development
Script Development

 

Pre-Production

Storyboarding
Character Development
Visual Development
Art Direction and Creative Direction
Cinematography

Production

2D Animation
3D Animation
3D Realistic Visual Effects
Post Production
Editing

 
 

Clients & Collaborators

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Awards & Nominations

2016

Project Literacy

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Cannes Lions 2016
Health & Wellness Gold Lion
Health & Wellness Grand Prix

D&AD Awards 2016
Wood Pencil / Crafts for Advertising / Animation & Illustration for Digital Marketing

2015

Absolut - Dark Noir

ADC Awards 2015
Gold for Digital Craft /
Art Direction

Annecy International Animation Festival
2015 Official Selection

Vimeo Staff Picks

 
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Contact


Contact


Contact Us

 

General Business Inquiries:
Rick Thiele
Co-Founder / Creative Director
rick@redknuckles.co.uk

Mario Ucci
Co-Founder / Creative Director
mario@redknuckles.co.uk

Our STUDIO

19-23 Kingsland Road, 2nd Floor - London, E2 8AA  - United Kingdom
+442038896160