Felix Massie’s “Rain Or Shine” Is The Latest From ‘Google Spotlight Stories’ – Animation Scoop

Felix Massie’s “Rain Or Shine” Is The Latest From ‘Google Spotlight Stories’

Attendees at Annecy this week got a sneak preview of Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Animation Studios’ collaboration, Rain or Shine, directed by London based animator and children’s book author Felix Massie.

Due to launch officially on YouTube and the GSS App later this summer, we have a new trailer that dropped online today to whet our appetite:

Directed by Felix Massie

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step.
Everyone in London is enjoying a perfect summer’s day… until Ella steps outside.
Everywhere she goes it rains – is she going to ruin everyone’s day forever?

Together with Nexus Animation Studio, Google Spotlight Stories proudly presented a sneak preview of RAIN OR SHINE, directed by Felix Massie, at the Annecy International Animation Festival. The studio’s most interactive short yet — as with other Spotlight Stories, the viewer can look around, and in doing so, can find subplots and surprises, in addition to hold for the viewer to return to main view before returning.


Google Spotlight Stories is a new form of storytelling made specifically for mobile and VR. In these 360-degree, interactive stories, your phone becomes a window to a world all around you. The sensors on your phone allow the story to be interactive; when you move your phone to various scenes, you are able to unlock mini-stories within the story.


Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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