High Above the Sky

A short animated film by Kim Noce and Shaun Clark


A Short Film by MewLab, and S.P.I.D. THEATRE, founded by First Light, BFI, Kensington & Chelsea Borough.

Outline (Word Count: 8)
A little boy journeys high above the sky

Synopsis (Word Count: 26)

One day Leo screams and screams and screams, his Dad takes him shopping and so the journey begins through the isles and high above the sky.

Even a journey in a supermarket can be magical.

Technical Information
Original Title: “High Above the Sky”
Format: 16:9 FHA 25fps Colour Digibeta/Beta
16:9 HDTV 1080 25fps Colour
16:9 25fps FHA Colour miniDV
Sound: Stereo TV Mix
Duration: 2.45sec minutes
Language: English (no subtitles)
Genres: Animation/ Drama/ Fiction
Production Year: 15 March 2012
Country of Production: UK

Main Credits (full credit in the press kit)
Director/Animator: Kim Noce and Shaun Clark
Producer: Hannah Flint
Editor: Fiona DeSouza
Sound Designer: David Pringle
Composers: Chris White & Hutch Demouilpied
Sound Mixer: David Pringle
Script: Helena Thompson

Leading Voice Actors
Leo: Cian Waites
Father,Security Guard: Paul Mundell

Additional Voices
Lakeisha Lynch-Stevens
Ellie Mitra

All the set and the characters where created using cardboard and hand painted. Camera movements and part of the animation and the have been filmed with a camera with traditional stop motion tecniques , while the rest have been animated in After effects. Final touches and minor composite have been done in After Effects.
• Handpainted
• 2D Cut_Out
• Stopmotion
• Green Screen

After Effects, Photoshop

Translation of Title
German Hoch über dem Himmel
French Sa haute-nel dans le ciel
Italian Su in alto nel cielo
Spanish Muy por encima del cielo

Director Biography
We are MEW LAB: the collective talent of Shaun Clark and Kim Noce award winning London based animation director specializing in short film production.
We create hand crafted bespoke films using a unique blend of traditional and innovative techniques.
We both come from filmmaking and art background , we have a BAFTA nominations as Animators and several awards as Directors.

Directors Filmography as Mewlab
2012 The Foggiest Ideal
2010 The Magic Fish
2009 Anansi
2008 Frau Holle