THE OFFICIAL SELECTED AND ANIMATION SHOWCASE FILMS : TO BE SHOWN AT THE ARTIZAN GALLERY ON THE 1ST TO 2ND NOVEMBER 2021
Directed by Maitry Rao
Anywhere But Here (2021) is a metacommentary film about wanting to go places and see new faces, but being prevented from doing so by the pandemic. The narrator unravels a bittersweet resolution in the self-reflexive filmmaking process as we dive deeper into her dreamscape.
Directed by Agnes Gundel
The last battle is an infinite myth that began a long-forgotten Galadhor Citadel. King Dickory and his ancient enemy Nan. The fractal in the realistic world of mathematic is infinite and continuously changes. This story is flowing similarly as well as in folktales. Endless. Constantly modified. Gets alive in us as we formulate it, passing over what we saw meanwhile our personality unintentionally becoming the element of the myth. Let make this story everyone’s own tale. Tell others what you have watched. When you do, it will be saturated by your own personality, unknowingly you will form it. The story becomes independent life.
Directed by Rebecca Melvin Phillips
The Fallen Angels descend on the Earth from the Cosmos to remind us that we are all a small part of something much bigger acting as tiny beacons of hope in our chaotic world.
In many cultures, it is believed angels will fall from the heavens during the End Times.
Their descent has begun…
Directed by Nigel Kenneth Gladstone Smith
Poem by Beth Calverley from her anthology Brave Faces and Other Smiles.
Directed by Nigel Kenneth Gladstone Smith
An asteroid strike on Earth accompanies a Doom metal track, disturbing a sleepy Mediterranean island.
Directed by Jack Getschman
Two little mice build a cardboard rocketship to go to the moon. Why you ask? Well for the cheese of course! However, they are captured by Moon Men and must work together to escape. It’s a light hearted and fun filled animated adventure!
Directed by Aiden Whittam
A film for Touch Community Services in partnership with BBH Singapore
Music by Fuse Adventures in Audio
Three films from Director Roos Mattaar
In an attic workshop a young engineer is crafting a metal bird. When she leaves and the moonlight shines through the attic’s window, the metal creature wakes up. Outside birds are calling. The metal bird is mesmerized by the big and bright moon. The curious and somewhat clumsy bird takes its first hops and flight attempts in the attic. Then it risks the big jump…
Moonbird tells the story of the relationship between the bird and its creator and the bird’s desire to explore the world outside.
Music video ‘Welder’ for experimental rock band ‘My Octopus Mind’
A manic metal inventor who lives on a small desolate planet is welding together his new creation. Whilst taking off into space to conquer new heights, mother Earth isn’t happy with the path of destruction he leaves behind…
‘Welder’ is a stop motion animated music video with live action practical effects for the Bristol-based experimental rock band ‘My Octopus Mind’. Roos was responsible for the production from start to finish, from story and puppet making to animation and final special effects.
Nieuwstad (New City) (1.48min)
A Dutch peasant family in the 12th century is given a piece of land on the marshy clay grounds to build their farm on. Will they manage to keep their feet dry?
The animation was commissioned as part of an interactive historic walk for primary school children in my hometown in the Netherlands, to depict the history and foundation of part of this town.
Directed by Simon Tytherleigh
Jan Tregeagle was a wicked and greedy magistrate who terrorised the folk of 17th-century Bodmin, and thought he could redeem his sins by paying the clergy to keep him out of Hell. But when he is summoned from his grave to settle a legal dispute, the court faces a dilemma: unable to send him back to his grave, how can they deal with Tregeagle? Their conclusion: set him to tasks that will last until Judgment Day.
This powerful legend is a morality tale about the consequences of our actions, told with beautifully sculpted, handcrafted puppets, and set against a backdrop of recognisable Cornish landmarks.
Stop motion music video created by Harriett Bradbury.
A charming band of sea creatures perform their new maritime single in the colourful surroundings of the ocean.
Directed by Emma Windsor
There’s a belief which exists in many Nordic countries that witches in remote villages steal cream from their neighbours with a Mjölkhare or Milkhare, a creature bought to life by the witch with her own blood.
Based on old Scandinavian folklore, MiLK HaRE uses a number of animation techniques including pixilation and timelapse to tell its macabre tale.
MiLK HaRE is a story about environmental over-exploitation and its consequences, especially for younger generations. It is inspired by the work of Friends of the Earth and others campaigning for a respectful relationship with the environment.