Saturday, 28 January 2012

You know how to get along humming

We have finished our third film! It's called Hum, and it's an abstract animation about sleep paralysis.

We developed the idea for the story after meeting with Nikky Norton, a playwright and poet based in Manchester. She's working on a big project with Contact Theatre, mixing sound, animation, illustration, theatre, poetry, and performance art, which Hum will have a part in.

That's not until next year though. In the meantime we have plans... We're pleased to announce that Hum will premiere at Exposures Film Festival at Cornerhouse in Manchester next month. The film will show on Tuesday 21st at 5pm, along with a live action drama also commissioned by Cornerhouse at the same time as ours. Afterwards there will be a Q&A session with me and Billy (Hum's composer), as well as Mark Haig, who directed the other film. Emily can't make it unfortunately, but hopefully Billy and I will be enough. Tickets for the premiere and Q&A event can be purchased here:

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 27 January 2012

Now you've got a story that's worth talking about

My zine, Expectations, is featured today on Dab & a Dash blog! You can check it out here. The blog entry as about books. Books are good. You can buy Expectations and many other zine-y treats at our shop.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Working in the corner, peeking over shoulders

Big news and happy news: we are really pleased to say that we are now represented by Factory for commercial work. We've been friends with them for a little while, and now we are officially part of the Factory stable! And here's the webpage to prove it:


Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The lions and the lambs ain't sleeping yet

Look at this sheep, it is literally jumping for joy, just like us, because...

...Spin Spun Span has been shortlisted for Best Commissioned Film at this year's British Animation Awards. Supercool! Fingers crossed we make it to the final three finalists...

Also, don't forget we are additionally nominated in the Public Choice category, and screenings are all over everywhere at the moment. I am going to the one at BFI Southbank with Emily and the aged P's.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Now who here among us still believes in choice?

I'm really chuffed to say that Spin Spun Span has been nominated for a British Animation Award in the  People's Choice category. Leading up to the BAAs in March, our film will be showing across the country and loads of venues in pretty much every city. We are in Programme 3, along with a bunch of other very good looking animations, and screening throughout January and February. Yey! Check here for the venues, I think I will try and go along to the Cornerhouse one in Manchester.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

I read the news today, oh boy part 3

Some more literature for you: here's an interview with 1883 online magazine which we did a little before Christmas, following the OneDotZero screening at the BFI. Great stuff!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

I read the news today, oh boy part 2

I'm know I'm slow with these things, but here's a nice link to an article about the OneDotZero screening we were in at the end of November. Read it here at Red Mist Reviews. The author describes Spin Spun Span as "some colossal mash-up of a Magritte exhibition, Fantasia and a trippier moment from Sesame Street", which I'm definitely fine with.