Breaking News?

Mighty Nice created two films for an exhibition at The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar called “Breaking News? how the smartphone changed journalism”.

The first of the films is an introduction to the exhibition. Set on a huge vertical screen, the bold, fluid imagery directed by Michael Chen and designed by the incredible Haewon Shin, encourages the viewer to interrogate, engage and provide their thoughts on journalism and its role as an evolving expression of the human desire for knowledge and truth.

The second film is more of an experience set over twelve screens, mid way through the exhibition. Graphic, simple animation tells a complex story that unfolds from the centre screen and expands and spreads in a similar way to news and information.

How the smartphone changed journalism.


Mighty Nice guided the films from script through to screen. The short films highlight the transformative nature of the smartphone and its ongoing impact on journalism, taking the viewer on a visual and dynamic journey through the exhibition. The first film used strong evocative language to engage the viewer, whilst the second was non-verbal and relied entirely on visual storytelling.

From script to screen.

  • Director
    Michael Shiao Chen
  • Production
    Tina Braham
    Diana Angelius
  • Head of Studio
    Jeremy Howdin
  • Script
    Tim Rayner
  • Storyboards
    Michael Shiao Chen
  • Design
    Haewon Shin, Michael Shiao Chen
  • Animation
    "What is Journalism"
    Phil Tibballs
    Michael Shiao Chen

    "Always Another Side"
    Brian Neong San
    Michael Shiao Chen
  • Audio
    Electric Sheep Music
  • Nexus Production
    Josephine Gallagher
    Luke Youngman