Handle With Care

Client: Studio

As a rough guide to caring for a newborn baby, Handle With Care combines factual information with the imagination and personal experiences of director and first-time father, Jun Iwakawa. The resulting visual interpretation plays out on the form of a humorous, often warped, infographic.

Split across nine categories: Bonding, Sleeping, Feeding, Poo/Wee, Bathing, Clothing, Playing, Transporting, and First Aid, this is a whistle stop tour of practical data and tips which leaves the viewer to decide what is fact and what is most certainly not.

Handle With Care was incredibly well received, finalist for not one but two British Animation Awards for Best Motion Graphics [ against Aardman and Channel 4 ] and the Public Choice Award, featured in Stash Media's permanent collection, as well as garnering a coveted Vimeo Staff Pick to boot. 

Well done Jun and team!

Writer / Director / Animator:       Jun Iwakawa
Additional Direction: Simon Armstrong
Production: Samantha Armstrong & Jun Iwakawa
Additional 2D Animation: Thomas Malins & Brook Morgan
Additional 3D Animation: Leo Fernandes
Character Designs: Christian Zebitz & Thomas Malins
Narration: Sonya Iwakawa
Music: Clas Tuuth
Sound Design/Mix: James Locke-Hart