Monday, 24 January 2011

This fire is out of control

Very pleasingly, Spin Spun Span has been shortlisted for the Best Fine Art/Experiemental Animation at this year's Stoke Your Fires festival in Stoke on Trent. Hooray! Emily and I, or perhaps Billy and I, will be attending. Either way I will definitely be there in March. But will I take the train or drive..? What a cliffhanger.

Here's a Spin Spun Span-ish picture to celebrate.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

London Short Film Festival 2011

Well, Emily, Mat and I went to the London Short Film Festival the other week. It was good. We did not win. You could have guessed that really, because I would have mentioned it a little earlier if we had. Well anyway. We liked a lot of the stuff in the Music & Video screening, but there were definite favourites... this one:

It's very cute, and a little crazy. I love the bird people in it who give directions. I really like all the mixtures of animation together, and the cats' natural acting ability. The film is called In Spain and it is by Kent Hugo.

Then there was also another one which was my joint favourite. It was called No More Milk by Dan Squared, which is a duo made of Dan Heaver and Dan Saunders. That was a brilliant film. It was live action, and it had Bon Iver on the soundtrack, and it was about an old lady in a bath of milk. That doesn't sound all that exciting, but it was just brilliantly made, and a very touching story.

Friday, 21 January 2011

BFI Future Film Festival 2011

We won the BFI Future Film Festival last year for Best Animation with A Film about Poo. This was a good thing. As a result of this good thing, Emily and I were asked to make the trailer for this year's edition of the festival. We started work before Christmas on the storyboard, and did some shooting before New Year, and now we've finished it.

You can see it.

Here you go.

Hope you like it. Now make sure you go to the festival!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Spin Spun Span festivities

Hello hello, happy New Year! Some nice news to start a nice new year...

Spin Spun Span will get its film festival premiere at London Short Film Festival! As you may have guessed, LSFF is in London, and to be exact the screening will be held at the Roxy on January 15th at 4pm in the New Shorts: Music & Video category. Do you want more details? Well you can have them by

Hopefully 50% or maybe even 100% of Emily & Anne will be there.