Luca & Sinem
Directing duo Luca&Sinem’s work features quirky, loveable and eccentric character designs, combined with a raw directing style.
Luca Schenato and Sinem Vardarli met at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 2005 they started to collaborate. Since then they’ve directed, designed and produced various tv commercials for international clients such as Oreo, OfficeWorks, ING Bank and Band-Aid. Luca&Sinem’s films are grounded in character driven storytelling and employ a mix of illustration, 3D and 2D highly stylised animation techniques. They take each project as a new challenge to create powerful storytelling combined with a unique visual world and characters. Their films have been screened around the world and selected at such noteworthy festivals such as SiggraphAsia, Atlanta Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Anima Mundi, recognised by VimeoStaffPick, Pictoplasma and shortlisted at British Animation Awards.
As well as commercials and short films, they both contributed to animated tv series projects; Luca working as Background Supervisor for Cartoon Network’s ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ and Sinem as Animation Director for NBC/Universal’s ‘Floogals’.