Saturday, 27 February 2010

A pretty picture

Susie from BFI sent us some photos taken at the BFI Future Film Festival award ceremony, so I thought I would share. Then I looked through the pictures and decided I looked stupid in most of them. This one picture has passed my intense scrutiny, so enjoy.

Evidently I need to purchase a comb.

Also, hello to our one and only follower, HELLO!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

I wanna fly and run til it hurts, sleep for a while and speak no words

A Film about Poo will be showing at Melbourne International Animation Festival 2010! Hurrah!

MIAF is a bigun, so this is supercool news! The festival is in June, they haven't got their full programme announced yet, but I bet it will be very awesome. Here is a picture of Australia. Marvel at its bigness!

Would Emily and I like to go?
Yes, yes we would.

Do we have enough money to get there?
No, no we don't.

Would anyone like to chuck us a couple of Australian air fares? We could fly Oceanic. It could be like this:

(Welcome to one of our crazed obsessions.)

I can't write anymore about animation because I have this in my mind now. I can't concentrate.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Haiti Kids Kino

Got an email from Encounters Short Film Festival the other day. They're curating a screening for the Haiti Kids Kino, and are including A Film about Poo. I'd not heard of the Haiti Kids Kino before, but basically it is amazing in every single way. The charity is setting up cinema screens in Haiti and showing films, partly to provide childcare facilities, but also to give the children something to do. They are also going to be showing the children how to make their own films, so they are looking for donations of equipment and such. Me and Emily just think it's a really, really kind idea. I guess if you are a very irritating person, you are probably thinking the children need something more substantial than movies right now, but as the charity says, it's about an escape from their troubles, and something fun to do, and that's just as important.

If you'd like to donate to the charity, have a click here.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Canary Wharf Film Festival

Emily drew my attention to these pictures yesterday. As she said, it is always strange to see photos of yourself you never knew were even taken. So it is the case here. Last September (so, er, almost six months ago), A Film about Poo was shown at the awesome Canary Wharf Film Festival. Obviously this isn't really news, but the existence of the photos is! And here's one now!

Aw, lookit, it's Emily. Look how happy she is! That's because she is up collecting our award - the "Sing like a Canary Award", otherwise known as the audience's favourite film award, as voted for by said audience. Emily said she didn't even hear our name being called out, because she was "busy making sure I got the food in my mouth without spilling it". Brilliant. 

I was not at the awards night because I was moving house, and was thus 200 miles away.

I could put in some more photos of the drinks reception and whatnot (which were taken by Stefan Ferreira), but that was the best one, so we'll leave it at that. Oh but I will put this one in; this is what the awards look like:

Little canaries! 


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Mogul and the Prawn are nice, nice people

I got an email ages ago from a music production company called Mogul & the Prawn. Somehow this email became lost in the innards of my inbox, and it wasn't until the other day that I found it. I forwarded it to Billy Payne, maestro extraordinaire, and he emailed them. Well, apparently Tris, who I think is the titular prawn, is a lovely, lovely guy. He wrote back and said he'd help Billy with any advice he needed about music making. They spoke on the phone today.

So this post is mainly just to tell you that there are good people out there in the big, bad world of "media". The kindness of strangers... (I love Vivien Leigh.)

Also, I should add, if you wish to employ Billy Payne, maestro extraordinaire, then get in touch. He has composed basically all the music and sound on our animations (in collaboration with Tom and Dayo).

I have other news, but I'm holding onto it. I feel like I should space things out in case nothing happens ever again. I say "news", it isn't really, it's just stuff that happens.


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Hi & Hello

So, Emily and I decided to start a blog cos it is just much easier and quicker to blabber on. Probably most of the time it will be me writing this, cos I love writing and blabbering on, and Emily is less nerdy.

Well, this has been a good week or so. Last Friday we went to the BFI on Southbank in London to collect a prize. A Film about Poo won Best Animation in the over 18s category at the BFI Future Film Festival, and they gave us a big glass statue to prove it. Also, there was a goodie bag with DVDs and chocolate and pens and stuff. We divided this up equally between us, except for the t-shirt, which we gave to lyrical genius Tom Snow. I asked Billy if he wanted anything out of the bag but he said he would just share my stuff.

We had a really good time at the awards ceremony, so thank you to all the lovely BFI people who liked our film, and hello to Susie, and thanks for organising it and being friendly.

Even though I brought my camera with me, I neglected to take any photos of the event. Tom has promised me a photo of the night, so we can look forward to that. In the meantime, thanks for reading, this was the first blogpost of Emily & Anne.