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  • Rainmaker Studios brings wishes to life in animated video for Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon


Vancouver BC, Feb. 16, 2017 — CGI and animation producers Rainmaker Studios, a division of Wow Unlimited Media Inc., has created a blockbuster new production… but you won’t see it in on any theatre screen. This movie is just for the wish kids of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.

The new animation production from Vancouver-based Rainmaker is a unique video guide to wishing, which will help educate wish kids on how to decide what their wish will be.

“This is an important in-kind donation to our organization,” said Ross Hetherington, CEO of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. “At the very outset, our wish recipients need to visualize—for themselves—what their one true wish will be. The video produced by Rainmaker is a fun, concrete way for wish kids to unlock the magic of choosing a wish. We’re extremely grateful to Rainmaker for providing us with this wonderful new tool.”

Recorded in Vancouver at KoKo Sound Studios, the three-minute animated video features the voice talent of North Vancouver-born actor Matt Hill. Hill is recognizable as the voice and action behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character, Raphael, in the franchise’s early 1990’s films. Hill has since voiced hundreds of characters over the years.  The animation project took approximately 400 person-hours of donated time by the team at Rainmaker Studios.

“It was clear at the very first meeting with the Make-A-Wish Foundation we wanted to make the animated short for the foundation and for the wish kids,” said Steven Elford, Rainmaker Studios VP Creative Technology. “It was an honour to work with them and be part of something so important”.

Wish recipients are now seeing this video appear in their welcoming package, and it is expected to be made available to other Make-A-Wish chapters in Canada in the near future.

The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Log on to the website for more information, at www.makeawishbc.ca