The feature pitch went very well, and I am extremely pleased! Getting a feature film off the ground is a long arduous journey but we can now say we have the ball rolling! The Portuguese press even made an article about it. Just before the actual presentation we had mentoring from the wonderful Gaetano Stucchi. His advice was worth gold and the presentation ran all the more smoothly because of it. Now I am developing the project further still with the help of Henrik Sønniksen and Dave Price, and am continuing to write the script. Wish us luck!
Monday, May 30, 2011
I am very pleased to say that my feature film project - Oddsockshire - was one of the six projects selected to be pitched in Annecy this year. If you are going to the festival do come down to the Creative Focus on the 7th of June at 5:30pm and come and hear the story! See the amazing designs by the extremely talented Henrik Sønniksen, the background studies by Dave Price and Louise Bergholt Sørensen and the maquettes sculpted by Morten Lassen. I am the writer-director and will be doing the pitch. À biêntot!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I do apologise for my absence. It has all been very hectic - good hectic. Many projects on the go including a short film project I have been developing at the artistic residencies in The Animation Workshop in Denmark. What a wonderful place! I have put up a production blog so you can follow the development process for now and part of the pre-production too. And hopefully later on production and post ;-) Do take a peek. Followers and comments are very welcome.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My MA Graduation Film - "Wherever You Go There you are" has been awarded the audience prize in BabelGum's Animatron Fantasy category. I am so pleased! Thank you to all that voted. And for those of you who haven't seen the film here it is in my youtube channel:
Sunday, October 10, 2010
A week from today I will be flying to Stuttgart for the first module of Animation Sans Frontières,the European Animation Production Workshop. Animation Sans Frontières is supported by the MEDIA Programme, and consists of an 8-week programme run by and at, four of the most prestigious Animation Film schools in Europe (that I so admire):
I feel very privileged to have been one of the sixteen European Animators and recent-graduates to be selected, and was very humbled when I saw the blogs and websites of my very talented fellow-participants.
The Filmakademie of Baden-Wurtemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark
and Gobelins, L´école de l’image, Paris, France
The workshops and lectures will address the international markets and production tools from pitching to line production. We will be shown different case studies as well as visiting different studios. Alongside the finance and production thread, we will also have the chance to develop our own creative projects, have brainstorms, create a project bible and pitch our own ideas. They also put a lot of emphasis in new platforms, formats and technologies.
I am very excited, very flattered and cannot wait to start this new adventure. I will make sure I'll write at least one post for each module/school. So watch this space!