This visually rich and imaginative animated short film in the popular brief history style so beloved of attention deficit and time-starved digital consumers places skateboarding’s relatively short history in cultural context through a mesmerising assortment of layered animation
techniques. While the storytelling is concise and compact, the canvas is saturated & heavily suffused with bold graphic imagery, archive footage, wit, irony and occasional sideways glances at American political moments ...
This entertaining & thought provoking animated short by Anna Ginsberg explores the subject of female sexual pleasure or lack thereof. Interviews with friends, colleagues and random strangers provide a lively soundtrack edited into themed chapters. Brave, witty and at the same time, quite serious in its intent, the film is a winner combining humour, talking genitals and anonymous sexual insights.
Yet another film I saw at Anim’est festival in Bucharest. With a distinctive illustration style and sensitive execution, this thoughtful film follows the exploits of a lumberjack who accidentally fells a tree, trapping himself and subsequently experiencing what it’s like to be a series of trapped animals. Ambiguous and with a subtle conservation message, the film left me with a slightly sad sense at the end, making me think about ...
These Systems Are Failing by Moby /Are You Lost In The World Like Me by Steve Cutts
A fantastically laboured and bleakly beautiful homage to early Black & White cartoon animation
sets the style for this pop promo by Steve Cutts. Inhabiting a sometimes apocalyptic world of phone addicted sleepwalkers, our protagonist.. who looks a bit like Moby wanders the streets in desperation at the inability to connect with humans.
Another interesting film I saw at Anim’est in Bucharest was the charming stop-motion film, Made in Spain by Coke Rioboo. Using tiny railway model people, Coke constructs a playful version of a day in the life of Spain, exploring elements of bureaucracy, religion, bullfighting and of course the complex culture of the beach. It’s an abstract film with no dialogue which makes it even more captivating.
This intriguing mini film by Loïc bramoullé, that I saw at Anim’est festival in Bucharest, caught my eye for it’s sumptuous and beautifully lit, 3D animation
, it’s strange character and overall message. An advanced being explores the archaeology of a future Earth wondering why the civilisation failed.
Strange alloy is my second self produced short film.
Another short film from Anim’est Festival which caught my attention was the arresting and captivating short film Kaputt by Volker Schlecht – Drushba Pankow. The film is designed over audio interviews with former inmates at the main East German women’s prison; Hoheneck and documents their tortured experience making goods for the west under harsh and strict penal conditions.
I recently visited the ANIM’EST Festival in Bucharest as a guest where our short film ‘Sophie’s Story’ was screening. There was an incredible selection of International animation and I managed to squeeze in about 50 short films in addition to Trippy animation night curated by the charismatic wizard Michael Helmerhorst. I will try and post as many as the films, I can find online..
Shroomstudio’s independent animated short film, a true life story of one woman’s incredible journey through crack cocaine addiction has been selected for RAINDANCE 2016. the UK’s biggest film festival. Sophie’s Story has also been selected for a number of other upcoming festivals including LINOLEUM, ANim’est, FULLBloom Festival..
The film directed by Alex & Christos Hatjoullis
in-house, was animated by a dedicated team of award winning animators uses edited interviews with ...
Another film by fost.org (future of storytelling), this rather lovely and simple animation
by Lazy Chief uses painted textures to describe the greenhouse effect.
On November 14, 2015, Planet.org launched a campaign for “Earth” on Facebook, in an effort to raise awareness on the issue of Climate Change. The Future of StoryTelling was asked to join a board of influencers to curate and create content for the page.