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‘Through The Dark’ was written by Hilltop Hoods' Pressure (aka Dan Smith) for his young son Liam who was diagnosed with leukaemia. A collaboration with Google Play Music, the interactive film, inspired by Dan’s story, shares a father and son’s journey through two 3D animated worlds—the dark representing fear and the light representing hope. Hornet's Eran Hilleli, developing the animation design, created the haunting character design that lends itself so perfectly to the song and was selected by Hamish Stewart (ECD at R/GA Sydney) and his team for the project due to Eran's "evocative style."

Animation Design - Eran Hilleli
Director (interactive) - Mike Daly
Production - XYZ Studios

Through RGA and XYZ “Through the Dark” has won these awards:

2017 Creative Review Winner: Interactive Film & Virtual
2017 Webby Awards: Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics
2017 Webby Awards: Best Use of Animation- People's Voice
2017 One Show Mobile Bronze: Visual Effects, Animation
2017 ADC Google Digital Gold: Interactive: Interactive Film
2017 ADC Google Digital Silver: Craft in Digital: Art Direction
2017 D&AD Crafts for Design Yellow Pencil (Gold): Animation & Illustration for Websites & Digital Design
2017 D&AD Graphic Design Wood Pencil(Bronze): Digital & Mobile