Archive for the ‘Stop Motion’ Category

Two Films About Loneliness

A bilingual film in German and English, featuring the voices of the actor and comedian Tim Key and voiceover artist Detlef Bierstedt.

Written & animated by William Bishop-Stephens & Christopher Fales.

PADRE

Day by day, the daughter of an elder military commander takes care of her bedridden father. The dictatorship has come to an end in Argentina, but not in this woman’s life.

Idea & Direction: Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso.

Cycle by Raquel Sancinetti

A man and a woman surrounded by the overwhelming noise of electronics and consumerism.

A portrait of loneliness in modern times • A film by Raquel Sancinetti.

My Stuffed Granny

Little Sofía loves her grumpy granny: even though she is always hungry and eats what little food they can buy. Her pension is the only thing keeping her and her father alive.

To what extremes will they go to once granny is no more?

Based on a story by Nina Kouletakis • Directed by Effie Pappa • Produced by Miranda Ballesteros.

WOODY

Ever since he was a child, Woody has dreamt of playing piano. The problem is that he only has wooden paddles for hands. Stuck in a job he doesn’t want, Woody spends his days dreaming of being a concert pianist. His dreams are big… but they’re about to get out of hand.

Woody is a stop-motion animation written & directed by Stuart Bowen.

Savage by Andrew Curran

A boy and a dog go for a walk • A film by Andrew Curran.

Jack by Quentin Haberham

While looking for a missing limb on a junkyard, Jack discovers what he really misses is a friend.

Directed & animated by Quentin Haberham.

Music Composer: Dennis Braunsdorf • Sound Designer: Sam Huisman.

Animated Short Film: Queenie

Intricately handmade from paper and cardboard, this stop-motion animated tragicomedy follows Danny, a university Geography tutor, as he and his students stray from the syllabus in order to break new academic ground. After managing only to break some homewares, Danny is forced to confront the true nature of his project.

Directed by Paul Neason • Written by Sam Burt & Jeremy Liss • Produced by Melissa Donald.

Warm Snow by Ira Elshansky

Warm Snow is an animation short about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary situation with the father and daughter sitting at the kitchen table. The daughter is waiting for her food to get warm and is annoyed by her father’s questions and suggestions.

The situation then develops and transforms into a surrealistic world full of love and pain.

Direction & animation: Ira Elshansky • Sound design: Tal Bar-Levav • Music: Fika Magarik.

But Milk Is Important

A man with social phobia gets followed by a naive and clumsy creature. Terrified the man tries to escape, unaware that the creature is a helper with quite unconventional methods…

In the fjords of Norway Anna Mantzaris & Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen spent one year making their graduation film, a tragicomical surrealistic stop motion animated short.

Music by Phil Brookes • Sound by André Parklind.

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