Separated from his family, a determined lion cub finds his way home with the help of an unexpected friend.

Kiburi from Justin Melillo on Vimeo.
Created using Maya, Mudbox, Vray, Nuke, Photoshop, and After Effects.

Film Stills

Shot 08 Breakdown

This is a final composite for Shot 08 of my 3D animated thesis film, KIBURI. Production is scheduled to complete by the end of March, 2013.

Director: Justin Melillo
Producer: Kendall Haney
Animation: Michael Altman
Look Development: Justin Melillo, Sari Rodrig
Character TD (cub): Thomas Szenher
Character TD (fly): Sari Rodrig
Modeling (cub): Tavvon Reynolds
Shading/Fur: Justin Melillo
Matte Painting: Justin Melillo
Lighting, Rendering, Compositing: Justin Melillo

Music: 'August's Rhapsody'-August Rush (soundtrack)

created using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop

produced at School of Visual Arts