Cambodia’s ithinkasia Drawn to New Projects
C ambodia-based animation studio ithinkasia has had a busy year. After wrapping work on two acclaimed animated features — Funan (which won a Cristal at Annecy) and the upcoming Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles — studio founder and president Justin Stewart will be seeking new partners and clients at the MIPCOM market this month. “As a studio, we believe that creative industries can be used as a tool for creating sustainable social impact in developing countries, and we plan to replicate our proven model: one studio, multiple locations,” says Stewart.
The studio, which is also providing animation services for the Irish preschool series Joe & Jack, along with the online deliverables of all 39 episodes, is aiming to be a premium hub for outsourced animation services, co- productions and original content development. Stewart promises: “At ithinkasia, we will never compromise on the quality of our work and we will never lose our social enterprise mandate. Our artists are our studio.” www.ithinkasia.com