The New and the Other by Joseph Caruana (2011)
A story about illumination, old cultures and new ways of seeing.
Joseph an animator and graphic designer. He graduated with a First Class Degree BA(Hons) in Animation from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK and a BTEC-MCAST Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design. His veins stream with passion towards visual representation in printing, identity and digital media. His work is creatively developed using the skills, taste and style acquired from both sectors – joined together to carry out tasks with the right balance of graphical forms in static and dynamic visualizations.
CTRL by Amy Coop (2012)
When a schoolboy finds a console controller discarded in a bin, he soon discovers that it controls more than just computer games...
Amy Coop started in the film business as a runner in 1999, and worked her way up to 1st AD on a variety of UK Features & TV Drama before switching to Directing. She has produced and/or directed 20 shorts including the award winning ‘The Fairweather Girl’ (2010) which screened at prominent children’s film festivals including TIFF Kids and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Her latest short films ‘A Little Bit Country’ and ‘Epitaph’ are on the 2013 festival circuit. CTRL was one of a series of collaborations with PQA Aylesbury where she teaches Film & TV.
Twitcher by Jane Gull (2013)
A bird-watcher makes an unusual discovery.
Having started her career as an actress, Jane's springboard into filmmaking came in 2005 when she made her first film TOGETHER ALONE. Jane has since gone on to write and direct numerous short films including SUNNY BOY & HITLER & HENRY VIII. Last year she set up Shoreline Pictures and is currently shooting a feature length documentary about possession.
Glade by Matt Mead (2012)
Glade is a physical performance about nature and self, light and dark: themes lushly recorded with vintage anamorphic lenses as the sun sets through the trees. Time is elastic as the light decays.
Matt is a Cambridge philosophy graduate and former lumberjack turned filmmaker. Originally from the countryside, he spontaneously moved to London to find new possibilities. Glade is the outcome of some of these and was improvised and shot in one day in a wooded clearing.
Things Change by Jo Peel (2012)
An optimistic look at the idea of human impermanence.
Jo Peel has her very own imitable style, using acrylics and spray paint she confidently creates a dialogue by accurately recording the urban landscape in front of her. Peel is a member of the internationally renowned Scrawl Collective, regularly being commissioned to paint huge exterior street works. She has an ever-increasing set of collectors from around the globe having successfully shown in London, Japan, New York and Hong Kong. Using buildings as a canvas, Peel works tirelessly to produce large scale animations using stop frame photography to capture each frame of the production of the mural.
The Butterfly by David Baksh (2012)
Part poem, part portrait. A shared false-memory. A half-remembered dream. Inspired by Vicky Butterfly - aesthete, artiste and muse.
David's directing career spans broadcast TV, commercials, event visuals and award-winning online ad campaigns - making him a true multi-platform specialist. Just as at home shooting commercials and documentaries as he is creating immersive experiences for the web, David's a natural-born film-maker with a real flair for telling compelling stories.
I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha Cha by Jonathan Schey (2013)
A bored teenage girl working nightshifts at a highway diner falls for one of the regulars.
Jonathan Schey is a filmmaker based in London. He graduated from The Met Film School in 2012. His short film "An Outstanding Performer" won Best Foreign Film and the Audience Choice Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival. He was a member of both the Young Writers Programme and The Studio Group at The Royal Court Theatre. "I Want To Be Happy Cha Cha Cha" is his second film.
Valtari by Rebecca Culverhouse (2012)
When the human race suddenly vanishes, the world they leave behind is silent, lonely and littered with piles of clothes. But what happened?
Originally from Burnley, Lancashire, Rebecca started making stop motion animations from the age of 8. After gaining practical filmmaking skills from York University Filmmaking club, and a less practical philosophy degree, she moved to Japan to teach English. Despite the issues of language barriers and lack of funding, she gathered a group of like-minded filmmakers, with whom she made several shorts, such as her Japanese language film “Shizuka”, and Daisuke Inoue’s “Crossing”. Now based in London, she works as a freelance filmmaker with experience in music videos, virals and corporates. This video for the track Valtari was made as part of a Sigur Ros film competition. Shot in London and Devon during the Olympic summer.
Master of Bingo by Joon Goh (2013)
An auditioning dancer takes us on a surreal trip into the unknown.
Joon Goh is a Malaysian/Australian filmmaker based in London, interested in explorations of identity and multiculturalism, and inspired by the stories of those living in the margins.
Marionette by Frayah Humphries and Thomas Tanner (2012)
A short story about the consuming effects of passion and obsession that follows a puppet maker's struggle to create the perfect vessel for a pair of unique glass eyes.
Marionette was created by four animation students in their third year of their studies. Having not animated in stop motion before, the project was a constant and steep learning curve as the team had to teach themselves to be producers, directors, DOP's, model makers, accountants and animators. Since its completion in 2012 Marionette has been played at festivals all over the world including Canada, America, Hungary, Italy and London. In May this year it won the award for best Creative Video at Hong Kong's Tech Ex Cup festival and we are thrilled that now it's getting a fresh release with Making Tracks!
Co directors: Matthew Wierenga and Carmen Bromfield Mason