Nexus Studios and the female artist community, She Drew That, have come together to produce a new short film, Boobs, to raise awareness about breast cancer and celebrate women around the world to support the launch of the Boobs: Art for Breast Cancer project. The artbook is to honour all women around the world, with 100 per cent of profits going to breast cancer charities.
The book is crowdfunded on Kickstarter, featuring original work by 80 international artists. It is commissioned by publisher Happyluja.
The campaign points out breast cancer to still be the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year.
Supervised by director Hannah Lau-Walker and Nexus EP Julia Parfitt, each artist created a unique artwork of their interpretation of what boobs symbolise. The illustrators were paired together with animators based on their style and approach and the final piece was constructed and pieced together by Lau-Walker.
“This collaboration is so exciting on so many fronts. Not only does it bring together some of the brightest and most talented female artists working in our community but it does so for a cause close to so many people’s hearts. This project relied on dozens of female creatives, taking this on around other work commitments and in their spare time. To have a film we can all be proud of at the end of it is incredibly rewarding,” said Parfitt.
The result is an epic collaboration of over 28 female illustrators and animators, with music by female music composers Neighbourhood Jukebox at Sister Music, and production by an all-female team at Nexus Studios.
Boobs: Art for Breast Cancer is set to launch in March 2021. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in the U.S., as well as Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer UK in the United Kingdom.