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in 2022, we launched our first Graduate Student Animation Commission, which was open to all animation 2022 graduates based in Devon or Cornwall..

The selected idea was Beanka, from Mal Biele, an animation graduate from Arts University Plymouth

Beanka, is a 2D animation that tells the story of a cat faced with prejudice based solely on how she looks, and the importance of the support that a community and friends can give.

Yellow Mouse Studios supported the production and has helped Mal place the finished film in festivals.  In 2023 Beanka was nominated for an award at the Stratford Upon Avon Film Festival and Lift-Off Global Network for First-Time Filmmaker Sessions. The short animation was also selected for the 2024 Exeter Respect Festival 




Beanka Trailer

Beanka Production Stills

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