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  • Mar.16, 2023

Polygon Pictures Editor Wins 2023 BFE Cut Above Award for Love, Death & Robots Volume 3

Polygon Pictures (“PPI,” President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that our editor Hiroaki Sasa has won a 2023 BFE Cut Above award for his work on Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 episode “The Very Pulse of the Machine”.

2023 BFE Cut Above Award Nominations
Best Edited Series: Animation

Winning Editors
Love, Death & Robots Volume 3
Kirk Baxter, ACE, Julian Clarke, Dave Conte, Matt Mariska, Jim May, Alberto Mielgo, Stephen Mulholland BFE, ISE, Tyler Nelson, Sabrina Pitre, CCE, Todd Raleigh and Hiroaki Sasa (Polygon Pictures)

Hiroaki Sasa gave us the following comment on news of winning this award:
“Along with my fellow editors on volume 3 of Love, Death & Robots, I am honored to receive this wonderful award. I feel this is an award to everyone at Netflix, Blur, and our own studio who made this project possible. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be involved in a project like this.”

Volume 3 of Netflix’s adult-oriented animation anthology Love, Death & Robots began streaming May 2022, and of its nine episodes, Polygon Pictures was responsible for animation of “The Very Pulse of the Machine”.
This episode also won the award for best storyboarding at this year’s 50th Annie Awards.

In keeping with our stated mission to “do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy,” PPI will continue striving to launch Japan's renowned animation business on a global scale.

About Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 - The Very Pulse of the Machine

Love, Death & Robots is an animated anthology series for adults distributed by Netflix, executive produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher and produced by Blur Studios. Volume 3 episode "The Very Pulse of the Machine" is based on the Hugo Award-winning 1998 short story of the same title by science fiction author Michael Swanwick. In addition to creating the animation, Polygon Pictures also participated in the art direction and character design.
Love, Death & Robots Vol. 3 Trailer: https://youtu.be/_WwmtNw6E5g

About the BFE Cut Above Awards

Presented by British Film Editors (BFE), a non-profit honorary association of professional British film and television editors formed in 1966. This is an international award recognizing excellence in editing, dedicated solely to film and TV editing and post-production.
Winning Titles: https://www.britishfilmeditors.co.uk/awards