Brides of the Well

by Nucco Brain Studio Ltd

Nucco Brain created an animated short story for WaterAid, highlighting the vital importance of water in the lives of rural Indian women. WaterAid is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to find sustainable solutions to water-related issues in the poorest communities around the world, providing people with clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education. They approached our creative team with a fascinating brief. We were to work with the renowned Indian filmmaker and author, Shekhar Kapur, to turn his short story ‘Brides of the Well’ into a shortchanged animated film, bringing to the fore the precious nature of water in rural India.


Gold in Illustration 2019

Silver in Character Design 2019

Silver in Mix Media/Moving Image 2019

Created by:

Design Director

Ryan Lovelock

Design Company

Nucco Brain Studio Ltd


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Water Aid

Design Team

Nucco Brain Studio Ltd (see credits)

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Entrant Companies

Nucco Brain, GB


Water Aid, GB

Individual Credits

Art Director: Ryan Lovelock, Nucco Brain Studio Ltd
Screenwriter: Shekhar Kapur
Designer: Mathilda Holmkvist, Nucco Brain Studio Ltd