Back in 2012 we were fortunate to win a commission from Random Acts, the Channel 4 arts strand. We made this short animation about the first man on Mars. Later it featured on Vimeo as a Staff Pick. It has had over 200K views to date.

The Mars Look

Greg decided on a mix of pencil and computer colouring. Film effects were added after to bring it together. We were keen to have finer black lines than in previous films, so the characters were designed and animated on larger A3 sheets.

Martian Voices

At the time we were working with actors Greg McHugh and Lucy Montgomery on a big commission for the BBC, so we asked them if they’d like to be the voices for our new short. Being such lovely folks, they said yes.


Greg McHugh …… Astronaut
Lucy Montgomery …… Astronaut’s wife
Animation: Kirsten Thacker
Voices recorded by Dave Peacock at The Sound Company
Sound mix by Paul Johnston at Rhythm Studios
Post Production Services: Munky
Script Editor: Andrew Ellard
Design: Greg McLeod
Written by Myles McLeod
Produced and Directed by
The Brothers McLeod

A Brothers McLeod production in association with Lupus Films for Channel 4
© The Brothers McLeod 2012