November 29th, 2012
Very pleased and surprised that Bradley Manning Had Secrets has won the award for Best Short Film at MIX Copenhagen 2012!
Annoyed I couldn’t be there to pick it up in person, but I’m told my statuette is in the post!
The judges’ statement was very kind, describing it as
an exciting example of contemporary filmmaking
palpable emotion and lingering questions.
You can read the whole thing here, if you really want.
Currently Watching: Hot Chip – Football?
September 17th, 2012
Written and directed by me.
Currently listening to: The Aquarium
July 29th, 2012
I wrote and directed this, and it’s currently going out across the school summer holidays. Great fun to make!
Currently Watching: Singles
April 22nd, 2012
Sons of Atom is complete!
There will be a cast & crew screening in May and then onto the festivals. Very excited for people to see it.
Currently Watching: The Shins – Simple Song
February 27th, 2012
Bradley Manning Had Secrets will be appearing in a few festivals in the next few months.
Check it out at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at their Radical Constitution programme of experimental shorts. March 26th!
Meanwhile – in Holland – the film’s already had a very successful screening at the Rotterdam International Film Festival last month. Plus, it’s in competition at the Holland Animation Film Festival, also playing at the end of March.
I’ll try and keep you updated with festival selections as they come in. Very nice seeing it on the big screen – big pixels!
Currently Watching: Ratatat – Drugs
December 16th, 2011
After a lovely screening at the BFI on Wednesday, my new pixelly-semi-documentary film is availble to watch and share online.
Hope you find it thought-provoking/moving/over-stylised or all of the above. All the info about the film can be found here.
NB. Releasing this on the same day that Bradley goes to trial is pure coincidence. I really wish him the best.
Currently Watching: ‘VERSE
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 Animate Projects who have commissioned the film. They’re also hosting a few Making Of Videos for it.
The film premières at the BFI on Wednesday 14th Dec. Book your tickets now!
November 3rd, 2011
So – Internet Story went pretty viral last month. Half a million views in a week! Thanks to all that shared and enjoyed.
So, some related updates:
I wrote a neat little Halloween article for The Mark. It’s about the uncanny spookiness of the internets.
I also did some e-interviews for The Atlantic and 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 here.
Currently Watching: Radiolab – Symmetry