Miss Todd wins Academy Award for Best Student Short!

Picture 9

So so happy that Miss Todd won the top Gold honours in the Best Foreign Film category at the 40th Student Academy Awards. It’s the first time an animation has won the award ever.

– Like ever ever?

– ever ever.

Let alone a musical animation :)

Such a lovely end to a fantastic week out in LA.

“Miss Todd” goes to Brazil for Anima Mundi Festival

Picture 3

“Miss Todd” will make it’s South American Premiere in the non-competitive Panorama section of the prestigious Anima Mundi 2013. Also at the festival in the non-competitive “Animation of Course” sections are some chums’ animations “First Light” by Wing Yan Lillian Fu and “Robomax” by Moayad Fahmi. If anyone would like to pay for me to go then that would be really good, thanks.

http://www.animamundi.com.br/en/festival/information/selected-films-2013:565.html

“Sodiq” World Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest

Sodiq

“Sodiq” directed by Adeyemi Michael (Yemi) will be having it’s World Premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest 2013. “Sodiq” is a documentary following the life of Yemi’s teenage friend, Sodiq Adeojo (pictured above), with whom he set up Peckham Youngsters FC, a local football team for kids on their housing estate ‘to give teenagers another kind of gang to belong to.’ At that time (2008), Sodiq dreamed of becoming a doctor.  Five years later (2012), he has been convicted of murdering Sylvester Akpalara and is now serving a 30-year jail sentence in Feltham Young Offenders Institution.

Check out www.adeyemimichael.com for more details.

Mass of Men wins Royal Television Society Best Postgraduate Fiction Film

 

massofmenawards

“Mass of Men” directed by Gabriel Gauchet, cold and minimalist score by one Matthew Kelly, continues it’s great success by winning the Royal Television Society 2013 Best Postgraduate Fiction Film. “Mass of Men” is about how a cold impersonal beaurocratic system can yield even more chilling reactions from the people within it. The film has so far won entry to over 30 film festivals plus numerous other awards including:

The Golden Leopard, San Sebastien 2012

Double win of Critic’s prize and BDMA for Best Short, Janela IFF 2012

Double Win, Golden Mikeldi for Best International Fiction & Audience Award, Zinebi Bilbao 2012

Grand Prix, Tampere International Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize, Lille Festival du Film Européen

For more info please visit www.gabrielgauchet.com

 

“Miss Todd” – Finalist at Student Academy Awards 2013

“Miss Todd” the short animated musical I recently scored, directed by Kristina Yee, has won AN Oscar for Best Foreign Film at the Student Academy Awards 2013. Heading out to L.A. with the team to see if it’s a Gold, Silver or Bronze. VERY excited.

Miss Todd

The Angel

The Angel

Tom Lock Griffiths doing the final mix today for “The Angel” a short film about grief directed by Elizabeth Caproni that I scored. Screening info to follow.

 

Seoul Cartoon and Animation Festival 2013

LOGO_RED_H-310x310

“Miss Todd” directed by Kristina Yee and “Sleeping with the Fishies” directed by Yousif Al-Khalifa, both scored by me, are to have their Asian Premieres at Seoul Cartoon and Animation Festival 2013.

“Miss Todd” is a stop-motion animated musical using cut out paper puppets about the first woman to design and build an aeroplane, Lilian Todd in 1910. The trailer can be seen on my video reel page.

“Sleeping With The Fishies” is a hand drawn animation about a lonely female fishmonger, fearful of human contact, who develops feelings for a guy who looks like a fish. Trailer coming soon!

“The Ogre Hunters” British Library Spring Festival

Picture 16

I’ve been enjoying scoring a charming little film called “The Ogre Hunters” directed by Luke Rodgers, starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales for the British Library Spring Festival. I like any director that lets me whistle on their film soundtrack.

aaaah!

“Fucking, Drifting, Grasping, City Lights” premieres at Angers 2013

logo

“Fucking, Drifting, Grasping, City Lights” directed by Ola Jankowska, with prepared piano score by meself, is having it’s world premiere at Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers. FDGCL is a meditative and episodic portrait of a couple who a re lost in a city that doesn’t love them back. More info at www.olajankowska.com