Poles Apart – Trailer

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2017 12 mins Colour Dolby 5.1 Stop-Motion

Poles Apart tells the story of an unlikely meeting between Nanuk, a tough female polar bear, and Aklak, an enthusiastic male grizzly bear, brought together by their changing habitats. The lack of food in a melting Arctic has left the solitary Nanuk desperately hungry. When the hopeful and eager Aklak crashes into Nanuk's world, she has to decide if the naive grizzly bear is her food or her friend.


  • Helena Bonham Carter Nanuk (Polar Bear)
  • Joseph May Aklak (Grizzly bear)
Filmmakers Role Department
Paloma Baeza Director/Writer/Animator Directing Animation
Ser En Low Producer Producing
Shaun Raad Script Advisor Screenwriting
Jon Muschamp Cinematographer Cinematography
Paula Giménez Production Designer Production Design
Florencia Casas Production Manager Production Management for Film & Television
Sophie Halton Production Co-Ordinator Production Management for Film & Television
Zsofia Tálas Editor Editing
Morgan Muse Sound Designer & Re-recording Mixer Sound Design for Film and Television
Hollie Buhagiar Composer Composing for Film and Television
Gillian Simpson VFX Supervisor Digital Effects
Ollie Brummell, Shivani Shah CG Supervisors Digital Effects
David Sheldon, Suoran Li Compositors Digital Effects
Alex Davis Colourist & Online Editor Digital Effects
Alex Crowley, Nuria Bataller Animators Non-graduating Crew

Puppets fabricated by MacKinnon and Saunders

20 Feb 17

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