Deep in an underground cave,
All is not well, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel…


All is Not Lost


When a cataclysmic volcanic eruption flings a jumble of debris deep into a dark underground cave, these shattered components of life, an assortment of shells, sticks, eyes, rocks and limbs driven by the eternal instinct for survival, quickly reassemble into new living creatures.

Almost immediately it is clear that some creatures are brutal and aggressive while others are compassionate and helpful.

Pandemonium breaks out when molten lava pours into the cave. In the rush to escape some creatures cruelly push others out of the way and into the burning lava, while some, at risk to themselves, cooperate in order to help each other reach safety.

Managing to escape in the nick of time they all tumble into a mysterious cavern where a perilous confrontation  unfolds which leads to a surprising ending.

All is Not Lost blends suspense with humour and has a highly distinctive visual style fusing natural objects with specially crafted materials. The technique is an inventive and original combination of stop-motion and drawn animation.

An Animage/WIN production

Executive producers: David Dangoor CBE, Lady Gilda Levy

Created by: Ruth Beni and Daniel Greaves

Director of Animation: Daniel Greaves.

Stop Motion Animator/ Director of Photography: Shaun Sewter

Drawn Animation: Daniel Greaves.

Music and Sound: Mcasso.

Written and Produced by Ruth Beni

Directed by: Daniel Greaves and Ruth Beni


All is Not Lost will be launched in summer 2023