YouNeek Studios releases part 2 of three of the E.X.O. test animated clips in honor of the AFRIFF nomination for best-animated short.
YouNeek Studios, E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams, has been nominated for best-animated short at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). This year, the event will be held in Lagos Nigeria from November 8th till November 15th. A full list of nominees can be seen here: http://afriff.com/afriff-2015-final-selection/
To celebrate the milestone, part 2 of the test animated footage has been released online and you can take a look by watching the video below. The action heats up in part 2 as EXO tries to save a young lady in a taxi from an attack by the menacing DRED robots. It’s definitely and action packed clip compared to the more lighthearted, hilarious tone of part 1.
Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams Part One is a superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic, 2025 Africa! The 136 page graphic novel follows the journey of Wale Williams; an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing. Tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five-year absence, Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father’s mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit’s powers, Wale realizes he must restore hope to his city by preventing catastrophic attacks from the sociopathic, Oniku, leader of an extremist group called The CREED.
E.X.O. was created and conceived by Roye Okupe, a writer with a background in film and animation. In 2010 Roye served as an assistant director and editor of the feature film DComeback. He has also directed several animated shorts.
About the creator:
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a veteran creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science from The George Washington University. His passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes. Under that umbrella, Roye wrote and produced several animated productions including, but not limited to 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more. Roye released chapter 1 of his debut, superhero graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria. E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim and has since been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more!