April 22nd, 2012

We finished!

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 at a Festival near you

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

Bradley Manning Film Online

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

Bradley Manning Had Secrets

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

Haunting The Internet

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

“Internet Story” now on The Internet

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

August 31st, 2011

QI Promo

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

BBC Two Promos

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

The Story Of A Tin Can

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 Jonathan Harris on 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

Internet Story this Easter

Internet Story is playing in the East End Film Festival on April 30th as part of the East End Tales 2 Programme. Nice!

Plus, on May 2nd it will feature in Rich Pickings as part of a programme about “game structures in art and everyday life”. Double nice!

Then, between April 29th and May 5th, the film will be playing three times in the Brussels Short Film Festival as part of their International Competition. OK enough already!

Currently Watching: Angelo Badalamenti on Twin Peaks Theme