The Materials Innovation Factory is a new materials science research facility created by the University of Liverpool in partnership with Unilever and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

It provides world-leading, multi-disciplinary research expertise, unparalleled facilities and dynamic support infrastructure that can revolutionise research and development. It's a highly ambitious project. By 2020, MIF aims to be the world leader in Computer Aided Material Science.

To help them explain what they are and what they offer, Mocha approached us to make a film to visualise these concepts. Created in partnership with Sydney studio Supernaut.

My role was director and animator, as well as handling production in Australia. Full credits below:

Agency - Mocha

Executive Producer: Phil Halpin

Copywriter: Steve Lalley

Voice: Sara Mendes da Costa


Directed by: Matthew Roberts and Supernaut

Creative Director: Paul Ducco

Design: Paul Ducco

Animation: Matthew Roberts

Sound Design: Steve Hessell / 20Below