November 14th, 2011
I’m going to finish a new short film this week!
Bradley Manning Had Secrets is an animated personal portrait of Bradley Manning, not as the Wikileaks “hacktivist” but as a young soldier going through a crisis-of-conscious and a crisis-of-gender-identity.
This is my first non-fiction piece – all the dialogue is taken from Bradley’s
online conversations with Adrian Lamo. I’ve also taken on a new graphic style: rotoscoping live-action footage into minimalist pixel-art.
This is all made possible by
who have commissioned the film. They’re also hosting a few Animate Projects for it. Making Of Videos
The film premières at the BFI on Wednesday 14th Dec.
Book your tickets now!
November 3rd, 2011
went pretty viral last month. Half a million views in a week! Thanks to all that shared and enjoyed. Internet Story
So, some related updates:
I wrote a neat little
for The Mark. It’s about the uncanny spookiness of the internets. Halloween article
I also did some e-interviews for
and The Atlantic . CBS News
Updates on other projects so very soon!
Currently Reading: Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid On Earth
September 30th, 2011
I’ve finally decided to release
Internet Story. That’s right, my latest short film is now on a website, and can go into your brains!
Given that it’s about the Internet, it’s really about time it was online. Read about the festivals and all else
Currently Watching: Radiolab – Symmetry
August 31st, 2011
And now a QI promo I made, going out at the moment:
Really fun making this one. Thanks to the BBC for letting me do it!
August 2nd, 2011
You may not know it, but I’ve been directing promos for BBC Two since March this year.
Here’s some recent ones that I’m particularly happy with:
The Rob Brydon Show
A “something-for-nothing” trailer using a Rostrum camera.
The Code – Stings
3 enigmatic stings to drive people to an online maths-related treasure hunt.
Currently Watching: A song from The Wicker Man
May 16th, 2011
Towards the end of last year, I was approached by the French environmental charity
Reseasu Environment Santé to write and direct an animation for their campaign on BPA plastics. Narrowing down from several proposed scripts, we eventually developed The Story Of A Tin Can into the above promo.
Having worked with
on Jonathan Harris Internet Story, I was very happy to for him to animate the entire film this time!
Likewise, the music is from another long-term collaborator:
. Blair Mowat
Currently Watching: Wener Herzog as Plastic Bag
April 19th, 2011
is playing in the Internet Story on April 30th as part of the East End Film Festival . Nice! East End Tales 2 Programme
Plus, on May 2nd it will feature in
as part of a programme about “game structures in art and everyday life”. Double nice! Rich Pickings
Then, between April 29th and May 5th, the film will be playing three times in the
as part of their International Competition. OK enough already! Brussels Short Film Festival
Currently Watching: Angelo Badalamenti on Twin Peaks Theme
March 26th, 2011
Ka-boom! We’ve just finished prinicipal photography on my next short film . Sons of Atom
It’s been a long process from first draft to filming, and I’m really pleased with how it’s all going.
With child actors, period setting, shooting on RED, this really feels like a step-up for me as a filmmaker. And we’re sure to have a great film at the end of it!
Read more about the film
, and here for further updates. become a fan
Currently Watching: Foals – Blue Blood
December 21st, 2010
will be playing at the Internet Story on January 13th, over at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. London Short Film Festival
Really happy to be in this festival as well – it’s part of the interesting-sounding
programme. Should be good! God’s Lonely Men
, if you’d like to. here
Also forgot to mention: the film’s gone international! Got some nice responses from the
. interFilm Berlin Film Festival
Expect more news on my next project in the New Year. Merry Christmash!
Currently Reading: Rice Boy
September 25th, 2010
Have you heard the Good News?
will be playing at the Internet Story this November, down on London’s Southbank. BFI onedotzero Festival
It’s an uber-cool digital/innovation event that I’m really proud to be a part of. The film is part of the
programme which will be playing at the following times: New British Talent 10
Wed 10 Nov | 16:00 | NFT3
Sat 13 Nov | 13:30 | NFT1
Sun 14 Nov | 20:30 | Studio
I’ll most likely be attending the Sunday showing but might go to the Saturday one as well. There’s loads of other cool things going on (see the
programme) so it’d be great to see you there!
Tickets go on sale from the
for the general public on Oct 12th (or Oct 5th for sneaky BFI members). BFI
Currently Watching: Strangley Moving BBC Promo