March 21st, 2013
As the 2013 Budget was coming round the corner, the BBC wanted to promote their friendly coverage of The Economy. I teamed up with
Loose Moose to create this animation.
And it’s all made out of real money! Expensive.
Creative – Adam Butcher
Creative Head – Dan Moore
Animation Director – Ange Palethorpe
Currently Watching: Kung Fu POV Music Vid
February 27th, 2012
will be appearing in a few festivals in the next few months. Bradley Manning Had Secrets
Check it out at the
BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at their programme of experimental shorts. March 26th! Radical Constitution
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
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
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!
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