Last week one of my heroes Stephani Gordon of Open Boat Films (and she happens to be my sister-in-law - lucky me!) won for the Children's Series at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival with "My Haggan Dream" alongside Sisbro Studios. She's someone I very much look up to as a professional, go-getting, earth loving, positive force in this world. We love to tell our kids "Auntie Steph stories" as entertainment because there are plenty of them! Good fodder for future children's book illustration in my mind.
A few years ago I designed the Open Boat Films logo. Over the summer as our families got together & the kids were splashing in the pool, I made a few illustrations of coconut crabs for something she was currently working on. Working with someone you enjoy being around is the best.
Cheers to Stephani and her film partners! It takes so much work to do what they're doing - many places they visit for filming require government permission and quarantine clothes...and are thousands of miles from mainland.