Showcase: Passage

The prolific Ash Thorp is back! This time, with a new collaboration with Friendly Robot.

As is to be expected, the visuals are absolutely stunning as we’re taken on a cryptic journey of our perceived reality and the human experience.

This film is a great example of Ash’s desire to keep learning and the application of the skills he’s constantly refining. It’s honestly very inspiring that today we can see work of this caliber with such a short list of credits.

Be sure to head over to Alt C below for more behind-the-scenes content as well as a bit of insight behind the meaning of each scene.

View more of Passage here


A Film By – Ash Thorp + Friendly Robot
Score – Aeph
Sound Mix – Rich Aitken
Score (recreation) – Beethoven – Symphony No.7 in A major op. 92
Rendered Service – Rendersolve

About the author

Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.