Worship is a Toronto-based independent design studio founded by Nicolas Girard and Rafael Ruiz.

We work with directors, brands, and agencies on visual communication projects, film and TV titles, identity and motion design.

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Client: AutoStore

Year: 2018


Tendril invited Worship to co-direct a brand film for AutoStore, a Norwegian robotics company leading the field of storage automation.

Encompassing production design, creative direction, and live-action direction, Worship devised a visual language and graphic world aligned to the elegant futurism of the AutoStore brand.

AutoStore transforms traditional warehouses into automated cube storage systems. To bring the grid to life, we sought inspiration in sorting and pathfinding algorithms, procedural grids, and spatial subdivision techniques.


The command center acts as the nucleus of the AutoStore grid, connecting the system to the client and enabling the retrieval of goods. A custom interface and set was designed to capture all interactions on camera, eliminating the need for post-production.


The AutoStore R5 is the force behind the grid: an epitome of robotics engineering. Each element of the robot was carefully extracted from the original blueprint and replicated by Tendril’s VFX team.

An army of R5s operate on top of the grid, directed by orders derived from the command center. Moving with utmost precision and deftness, each robot delivers the goods to the operator for pickup and processing.

Director: Chris Bahry, Nicolas Girard, Rafael Ruiz
DOP: Jeremy Benning
Prod Co.: Tendril


Directors: Nicolas Girard, Rafael Ruiz
Producer: Greg Benedetto
Writer: Caroline Leung
Mood Edit: Nicolas Girard
Concept Art and Look Development: Nicolas Girard, Rafael Ruiz
Design: Nicolas Girard, Rafael Ruiz, Alex Gee
3D Animation: Alex Gee, Nicolas Girard
2D Animation: Alex Gee, Rafael Ruiz, Nicolas Girard

Production Co: Tendril
Executive Producer: Kate Bate
Producer: Leah Wesolowski
Co-Directors: Chris Bahry, Nicolas Girard, Rafael Ruiz
Project Manager: Craig Watson
AD: Olga Abramowicz
Coordinator: Brittany Sheahan
DOP: Jeremy Benning
Set Design: Nicolas Girard
Set Art Direction and Build: Jamie Hill
Costume Design and Build: Jessica Clayton
Prop design: Rafael Ruiz
UI Design: Rafael Ruiz, Nicolas Girard, Alex Gee
Hair and Makeup: Shannon Leigh Tallion
Hero Talent: Jenica Ratzlaff
BG Talent: Iván González


Director: Chris Bahry
Executive Producer: Kate Bate
Producer: Leah Wesolowski
Coordinator: Brittany Sheahan
Editor: Alison Gordon
Assistant Editor: Scott Edwards, Oliver Whitfield-Smith
Storyboards: Gabe Sapienza
Concept Art and Lookdev: Chris Bjerre, Vladislav Solovjov, Evaldas Cesnavicius, Toros Kose, Chris Bahry
Head of 3D: Ben Pilgrim
TD Support: Martin Gunnarsson
3D Modeling: Ben Pilgrim, Christian Hecht, Tyrel Scott, Runbo Chen, Marek Denko
3D Animation: Nejc Polovsak, Matt Frodsham, Matias Hansen, Will Sharkey, Martin Gunnarsson, Vlad Solovjov
Look Development, Lighting and Render: Nejc Polovsak, Matt Frodsham, Alexandre Veaux, Brad Husband, Vlad Solovjov, Marcelo Souza
Compositing and Colour: Alexandre Veaux, Brad Husband, Chris Bahry

Sound Design + Music: CypherAudio
VO: Matt Ellis
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