"The Visitors" to screen at Toronto International Kids Film Festival (TIFF Kids) and Little Big Shots Melbourne
Very happy that my little film about spiders has been selected for a couple of film festivals - one in Toronto, one here in Melbourne!
I was struggling with my animation one day. My hand couldn’t make the pen go where my brain wanted it to go. In the other room my wife was watching The Bold and the Beautiful, and in it two characters were discussing a third character’s artistic struggle. Interesting, I thought. This is paralleling my own problems.
But as this scene demonstrated, some of us struggle for the oddest (and most dramatic) of reasons.
So using the original audio from The Bold and the Beautiful I decided to animate the scene.
Bless You has just aired on television in Seattle, on the arts program ArtZone. Check about 12:30 in. But there's a nice story on illustrator Bill Brown before that. I love how he admits that he doesn't get things right first time and saves the well-drawn bits of bodies for later use!
Just a short exercise. I'm not really sure what it's about.
Bless You has been accepted into a few festivals around the world, but it's this one at home that I'm the most excited about. I love MIAF and go every year. Bless You will screen in the Australian Showcase. It's great to be accepted in your home town!
While working on Bear Interrupted I heard comments made on the news from our idiot Prime Minister Tony Abbott about our forests. He thinks we have too many of them, and he thinks loggers are the ultimate conservationists. I got so worked up I downed tools with the bear project and made this little film.
So I've finished on series 2 of Wentworth and now it's time to get stuck into my next animation project, Bear Interrupted. It's about a grieving bear who is trying to clean up after a murder, but keeps getting interrupted...