Here’s some images from the amazing trip to ANIMAC last week. It was a real honor to be the festival’s special guest. I showed all of my films and got an incredible reaction. The festival favorites from my back catalogue were The Ringer and Silence Is Golden. I can’t express enough gratitude to everyone I met and was blown away by their enthusiasm. My old friend Carolina Lopez was so kind to invite us along.
I met some amazing people. Like Peter and Jeremy whose work was just deliciously brilliant. Antonia Cohen whose work will be something to keep an eye out for. Mic Graves was also there and the whole Atmos was laid back and fun. I can’t recommend ANIMAC enough. Do check it out because its my favorite animation festival!
Bar Shorts is back with a super sonic inspired night of incredible short films and animations and you’re invited.
The Super Sonic line up will show at The Book Club London on 26th March and at the Eagle Inn in Salford on 2nd April.
Filmmakers include; Greg Jardin, Will Sweeney & Steve Scott, Phil Mulloy, Ethan Indorf, Michael Langan, Luke Snellin, Thomas Knowler, Asa Lucander/12Foot6, Chris Shepherd, Matt King & Imogen Woolley, Dog Judo, Literal MS Paint, Tarquin Netherway, Ainslie Henderson, Christine Hooper, Rupert Hill, Black Casino & The Ghost ‘Falling into Pieces’ by Chris Shepherd and excited to be showing comedic shorts by the animation legend Bob Godfrey (Roobarb & Custard).
Thanks to The Polish Film Club we will show the first public screening of
‘Myszochujek’ by Polish director, Kristof Babaski made in 1957.
In London DJ Flux will play a live modular synth set and Kung-Fu will keep you amused between the screening sessions.
Here’s the full program for this week’s Chris Shepherd retrospective at Animac 14. There will be a 90 minute talk at 16:00 then this cool program on Saturday 22nd Feb at 20:30 in Lleida’s La Llotja. Full details are here.
Dad’s Dead (2003)
43rd World Stareout Championship from Big Train (2013)
The Broken Jaw (1997)
Black Casino and the Ghost - Falling Into Pieces (2011)
Silence Is Golden (2006) (15 mins)
Bad Night for the Blues (2010)
Who I Am And What I Want (2005)
The Ringer (2013)
I met faces new and wonderful. At one stage the brilliant Bill Morrison walked across to the never closing L’Univers bar. I’d not seen Bill since 2004. If you’ve not seen his work click through to this link and be prepared to be dazzled. We had hung out together many moons ago at the Sarajevo Film Festival. This was when he released his classic Decasia. I was thrilled to see him. Amazingly he was with one of my all time musical heros - Kurt Wagner of Lambchop. Anyone who hasn’t listened to Lambchop quite simply haven’t lived. Check this. Kurt was a ubber dude and just wonderful.
The highlight from the festival besides the mega screening in the Cocteau cinema was picnic I had with my brilliant friends Cathy and Martin (pictured). We went up into the mountains and saw the volcano. As well as being an amazing translator for the festival Cathy translated all of the scripts for The Ringer. A big thanks for all of her help over the years.
I’m really excited because Im back in Clermont Ferrand FIlm Festival this week. I always count everyone there as extra special friend — so it will be fun. The Ringer premiers in National Competition 4.