Monday, 31 January 2011

More Sweetpeas

I have uploaded Success with Sweetpeas onto vimeo, so you can see it here or below in a mini version.

"whether you're a dustbin man or a doctor, you're all on an equal level when you're growing sweetpeas"

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Success with Sweetpeas!

My 2003 film Success with Sweetpeas is due to be screened at the 2011 Oxford Castle Flower and Gardening Festival on the 11th and 12th of June.  

Success with Sweetpeas is an animated documentary about competitive sweetpea growing in Wem, Shropshire. It's so nice to have requests for old films, I really must upload it online...

Still from Success with Sweetpeas (2003)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Michel Gagné's synaesthetic film Sensology short listed for Osacr

Michel Gagné's lovely synaesthetic film Sensology has been short listed for the best animated short Oscar. 

It's a beautiful film, reminiscent of Oscar Fischinger's work, and is at times almost over whelmingly sensual in the best possible way. Interestingly this film (begun in 2006) prompted Brad Bird to ask Gagné to work on the 'synesthetic tasting' sequence in Ratatouille (see below).


Thanks to Stuart Messinger for the links!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy new year!

...and to kick off the new year An Eyeful of Sound has got into the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder, Nevada, USA. Hooray! Hope you have a good one.