Celebrate the Visionary Women Behind 'Luck,' the Animated Feature Film from Apple Original Films by Skydance Animation
“I would tell young female creators to never be afraid or lesser than someone else just because you’re female or have a specific female perspective, because in this line of work, all perspectives are appreciated and needed to create a genuine story,” says Clarisse Chua, Story Artist for Luck.
Creating space for women in the film industry is critical to ensuring that the stories on screen reflect the world we live in — of which, women make up half of the population. Adobe is committed to leading the way in empowering creators of all backgrounds with access to the tools, skills, and platforms they need to express themselves, reach their full potential, and to share their unique and diverse perspectives with the world.
We’re proud to be teaming up with the creative minds behind Luck, the first full-length animated feature film from Apple Original Films by Skydance Animation, to celebrate and be inspired by the female creators behind the film.
Our collaboration is aimed at highlighting and amplifying the voices of the women behind the scenes, while inspiring and engaging with the next generation of female artists.
“There are countless incredibly talented, yet undiscovered women in film with stories that must be seen and heard,” said Ann Lewnes, Adobe CMO and EVP, Corporate Strategy & Development. “The message from the creators behind Luck is beautifully focused on the importance of not being afraid to use your voice and knowing you can do anything you set your mind to. Through our ongoing support, mentorship and collaborations, this message is something we hope to instill in emerging female creators for generations to come.”
Hear from the creators of Luck
We’re excited to share a three-part video series that shines a light on four talented women who brought Luck to life, including director, Peggy Holmes, visual development artist, Christine Kim, story artist, Clarisse Chua, and director of Animation, Yuriko Senoo.
From their individual journeys as creators, to the importance of female representation in the film industry, each of the women also emphasizes how they’ve overcome barriers and created their own luck.
Clockwise: Peggy Holmes, Director, Clarisse Chua, Story Artist, Christine Kim, Visual Development Artist, and Yuriko Senoo, Director of Animation
#ExpressYourLuck with Adobe Express Templates
Express your luck with six new Adobe Express templates, all inspired by Luck and the women creators behind the film. Choose to include quotes inspired by the female creators or add in imagery from your new favorite lucky cat, Bob or Babe the Dragon. Use #ExpressYourLuck and #Luck when sharing your good fortune creations on social media.
Getting started is easy—click on one of the six template links below to start sharing your luck today!
'Find Your Voice' Mentorship Program
We’re also excited to be partnering with Skydance to offer a new mentorship program, ‘Find Your Voice’. Launching in the Fall, the program will give five emerging female creators the opportunity to learn first-hand from a female mentor and Luck creator to help develop and further their careers in animation and character design. Mentors will include Peggy Holmes, Yuriko Senoo and CFX Supervisor for Luck, Sarah Macdonald and topics will cover career advice and guidance, portfolio reviews and insights into their own journeys.
Be on the lookout for more information soon on how to apply to the program.
“To wake up every day, and work with writers, and visual artists and story artists and work on a story that’s all about love that has such a big, massive heart and that is so positive...that’s super lucky.”
Peggy Holmes, Director ofLuck
Read more about how Adobe supports diverse emerging filmmakers here.