Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight
Heya All,

Quick post to say we’ve been super busy, but have a few cool things planned for release in the near future, one of which is a series of process videos that we’ve been promising to release for a while now. They’re still needing narration to finish them off. It’s just been super difficult finding the time. They’ll come soon, I promise! As will some of the other animation we’d like to share.

On another note, earlier this year I was lucky enough to work with two of our super talented friends, William Pellen and Rohan Fraser, designing a video game. The games just now coming to a state where we’re keen to show it to people, so I thought I’d share it here as well. Its called Hollow Knight, an surreal adventure through a bug-infested world.

Here’s the first short teaser:

If you’re interested in following more of its development, I’ll occasionally post a little more about it here, or you can also head over to its website at www.teamcherry.com.au/hollowknight

Ari :)


Hi Everyone.

We hope you enjoy our latest short film. Huge thanks to the supremely talented Lachlan Coles and Christopher Larkin for bringing its world to life with sound and score.

Ari & Jason


I managed to finish one more of these.
I’d really like to see/play a Zelda game like this. Nintendo get on it!



Quick Post!

So our last short is pretty much done. We’re eagerly anticipating the final sound mix, which should be ready in the next few days. In the meantime: Gifs! We’ll actually little videos that I designed to be animated gifs. Their super nerdy! and I had a blast making them.
Kind of animated fan art. Each took about a day. If I can find the time I’d like to do more.

All the best,
Ari :)

Sketch Nights

Heya Everyone

Its been a while and we’re past due for an update. We’ve been stretched across a whole bunch of stuff in the recent months. Our new short is coming along well, and we hope to show you all as soon as we’re able.

We’ve recently been attending a sketch night with a whole bunch of local illustrators and animators. Its been a great excuse to get everyone away from their computers and an inspiration to see so many talented people in one place.

Expect more updates over the next few months with a bunch of exciting stuff, but before then, sketches! Click the thumbs to check out some of our random scribbles.

Jase & Ari :)

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A First Look at our New Film

Hi All.

We’d like to thank everyone for the enthusiastic response to our Winter Fox short and to the new mechanical apple site. It’s been great hearing from you.

Today we’re sharing an early test from our newest short. It’s a small tale about a young man on a motorbike. The rough example above should give an idea of the style and tone we’re going for. Though much of the film is already done, we’ve been fitting it in around our actual work, so it may still take a few months before its finished. We look forward to its completion and to sharing it with you.

Talk soon
Ari & Jase :D

the new Mechanical Apple

winter fox concept

We’d like to welcome you all to our new site!

Its been a long time coming and we’re really excited that its finally seeing the light of day. As part of our relaunch we’ve posted a small short entitled Winter Fox. It was actually completed late last year, but we’ve been so busy we haven’t had a chance to release it till now. Huge thanks to Sean Lahiff for providing sound design and Simon Westlake for his guitar work.

Mechanical Apple has several exciting things on the go at the moment, some small, some huge and we can’t wait to share them all with you. We’re currently finishing work on a new short and we’ll be posting a first look in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Warm Regards
Ari & Jase :)