In December 2008, while a deserted warehouse in Manchester was beginning to inspire the city’s creative instinct, just across the Irwell a breakthrough film was being completed about ahd168, a depressed and broken droid living on Salford’s streets. This micro-documentary ignited the viral furnace that is YouTube, and he was met with as much sympathy as his makers Mi were showered with plaudits. He’s now back on his feet, and has a job.
In this new viral video you can see him taking a circuitous route to his desk at The Sharp Project, a shiny new digital development that was once a derelict warehouse in Manchester. The Sharp Project is an independent hub for the creative and digital industries with an emphasis on animation, CGI and visual effects.