Sunday, 10 August 2008

Stand Up

Ok, one last post before I start showing my own work. I just want to take this opportunity to let you know about a film I worked on last year that is currently being screened in festivals around the world.

Stand Up, directed by Joseph Pierce and produced by Jessica Levick at the NFTS is a 2D computer animation about a comedian who suffers a nervous breakdown on stage. I worked on it as assistant animator for several months, animating and drawing lots of the props and background elements.

So far it's been screened at Annecy, Zagreb and Edinburgh Film Festival (where it won second prize in the Mclaren Award for Animation) and most recently it has just won Best Animation Award at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival beating off Run Wrake's The Control Master and Frank Budgen & Darren Walsh's Sony Bravia Rabbits into second and third place respectively.

If you're planning on going to any of these festivals in the next few months then I can definitely recommend you see it on the big screen for the full effect:

Fresh Student Festival & Karlovy Vary in August, London Animation Festival in September, Dinard (Brittany) & Anim'Est (Romania), Chicago Film Festival in October & Bristol's Encounters in November.

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