The Drum Roses Awards Finalist

We’re proud to announce Second Home Studios is a finalist in the Illustration/Animation category of the The Drum Roses Awards. We were shortlisted for our recent stop-motion work, The Girls Who Turned To Water, made in collaboration with WaterAid UK. 

The Drum Roses Awards ident showing a sill image from 'The Girls Who Turned To Water' stop motion animation.
The Drum Roses Awards 2022 Finalist

The Awards

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Every year The Drum hosts a series of award events to celebrate achievements across the marketing and communications industry. One of their events, The Roses Awards, celebrates the fact that the best work needn’t come from the biggest cities. It emphasises many of the UK’s most talented creative’s work in its regions, rather than just in its capital city.

Finalists in our category include inspiring work from A+C Studios, BBC Creative, Motive Agency, Skylark Media, Aardman and The Leith Agency. 

The Girls Who Turned To Water

The Girls Who Turned To Water highlights the impact that dirty water has on thousands of girls’ education. It is often a girl’s responsibility in a family to walk to collect water (which is often dirty). This can result in days away from the classroom. Without clean water they miss out on the knowledge to create change.

The Girls Who Turned To Water

We wanted to keep craft at the forefront of the look and feel. So, we designed and built the puppets, sets and props imbued with a chiselled, textured finish. The water (both dirty and clean) was modelled and animated as in-camera replacements. Take a look at our dedicated portfolio page and read our insights on how this film was brought to life.

This project will not have been possible without the hard work from our crew:

Chris Randall, Director / Producer
Holly Androlia, Production Coordinator
Ian Whittle, Sculptor / Lead Animator
Adam Watts, Animator
Zoe Hutber, Animator
Carl Hadley, Designs / Art Assistant
Amanda Haas, Modelmaker
Ceridewn Brown, Costume / Art Assistant
James Wallace, Post-Production Assistant
Asiri Kuttige, Post-Production Assistant
Abbie Partridge, Post-Production Assistant
Matt Cusworth, Colourist
James Keeble, Sound Designer
Music by Antik Sherstha 


The Drum Roses Awards live event will be held in London on Wednesday 25th May at 6:30PM BST. An online stream will also be available for those who wish to view from home. Click to register for the event. 

Click here for a full list of categories and their nominees.