Good friends Grace, Sam, Zak, Leona, Daria and Dan are in Year 10 at Secondary School. As well as dealing with their busy social lives, punctuated with blogging, roller disco and playing guitar, there is something else on their to-do list… now what was it… Oh yes…! Their GCSE exams!
Jim Le Fevre was commissioned by BBC Bitesize to write and direct an imaginative, animated comedy in 9 three-minute stand-alone episodes. It follows the six friends in their day-to-day lives as they prepare for their GCSEs.
The films use a unique combination of live action puppetry and 2D animation, creating a distinctive, irreverent and sometimes-bizarre sitcom, aimed at an audience of worldly-wise 14-16 year olds. The series demonstrates to students the virtues of revision and exam skills, passing on tips and tricks to get them through the stresses and strains of GCSE exams fever.
All 9 films are available to watch by downloading the free BBC Bitesize app .
Film Series Credits
Director: Jim Le Fevre
Producer: Claire CookExecutive Producer: Luke Youngman
Writers: Jim Le Fevre, James Rawlings
Educational Consultant for Nexus: Julie Johnson Educational Consultant for BBC: Priscilla Mcguire
Production Coordinator: Eloise Padmore
Production Assistants: Lily Robert, Orchid Vishkaiy
Head of Finance: Simon Morris
Grace & Daria: Freya Parker
Mr. Moore: Michael Amariah
Leona: Dominique Moore
Zak: Michael Quartey
Dan: Ben Deery
Sam: Raj Ghatak
Set Design/Props Maker: Joe James
Puppet Costumer: Keith Frederick
Puppet Hair: Katrin Kratz
Lighting Cameraman: Simon Maunder
Puppeteers: Jim Le Fevre, Joe James
Production Assistant: Alma Morris, Ella Jackson-Jones
2d Animators: Clementine Gaultier, Dylan White
Tracking Artists: Laetitia Gremiaux, Alessandro Melillo
Editors: Jim Le Fevre, David Slade
Sound Design: Chris Branch, Brains and Hunch
Script Consultation & Commissioning: BBC Bitesize
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