Our task was to create the opening video for 2017’s Startup Village, the most large-scale startup conference in Russia, organised by Skolkovo Foundation and its partners. The field of innovation is governed by young, creative and enthusiastic minds, just like Agniya Bartho’s little Tanya. Although Tanya loses her ball over and over again, her persistence to retrieving it has proven that any goal is reachable if one truly desires. Captivated and inspired by the scenario, we have dedicated many days and nights towards completing this animation. Our work process involved traditional hand drawing as well as digital painting in Photoshop and frame by frame animation in Flash before everything was transferred and put together in After Effects.