20111209

MOXIE NEWS & WHATNOT

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Moxie will screen at Sundance in January (19 - 29) in the International Narrative Shorts programme.
Full list at the Hollywood Reporter (full screening dates will follow soon...)

It's also playing at IFF Rotterdam and the London Short Film Festival in January.

And it received an Honourable Mention at Etiuda&Anima in Krakow in November.

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Some nice words from Dan Sarto in his Ottawa roundup...

"Moxie, by Stephen Irwin – I actually picked this film to win the Grand Prix, which it did. Unlike so many films ruined by pointless absurdities inserted by filmmakers trying too hard to be cute, hip, odd or suicidal, Moxie displayed both the heft and the quirkiness a truly funky, offbeat film must have in order to ring genuine. I didn’t always know what was going on, but it made sense somehow in a completely enjoyable way."
http://www.awn.com/blogs/animated-travels/final-thoughts-ottawa-2011

and more nice words from The Animation Pimp...

"...I will take messy, flawed films (e.g. Phil Mulloy's work, the late Helen Hill's Mouseholes, J.J. Villard's Son of Satan, Stephen Irwin's Moxie and Black Dog) that bear souls, that show proof of a human touch trying to make some sense of the world, trying to articulate a deeply personal experience, not allowing technology, preacher teachers, Preston Blair or "proper" aesthetics to dictate and direct their voice. I will always take the sloppy joes over those achingly crafted and polished works that show no evidence of human touch."
http://www.awn.com/blogs/animation-pimp/sensual-healings

20111026

THE WORLD HISTORY OF ANIMATION

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The Black Dog has found his way into "The World History of Animation" by Stephen Cavalier

££ BUY A COPY HERE WHY NOT $$

20111023

HORSE GLUE strip / storyboard

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I put this comic strip / storyboard together when I was developing Horse Glue. I think I prefer it to the film...


20110928

MOXIE WINS GRAND PRIZE AT OTTAWA

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Moxie won the GRAND PRIZE for Best Independent Short Animation at The Ottawa International Animation Festival on Sunday.

This was the Bear's first outing and it's a great way to kick start the festival run. It's encouraging when a festival like Ottawa selects your work (which they've done for the past few years), and even more so when it wins an award like this.

I was also pleased to see Phil Mulloy win the Grand Prize for Best Feature. He's a fellow Animate filmmaker and his work has had a big influence on me.

Here's some coverage on the festival and awards....

Cartoon Brew
Ottawa Citizen
Animation Magazine
CTV Ottawa
Animation World Network
Suite101
Canadian Animation Resources

20110818

MOXIE - trailer & screenings

My new film 'Moxie' will premiere at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, 21 - 25 September 2011.

Full screening and programme details > here <



Click here to view BIGGER

Click here to view even BIGGERER (full screen hd)


it'll also be on at Animest Int'l Animation Festival, Bucharest, 7 - 16 October 2011.

More screening details and whatnot coming soon...

20110809

animateTV: 20 Years of Experimental Animation


AnimateTV – 20 Years of Experimental Animation from the UK – Teaser from Animate Projects on Vimeo.

Why not grab yourself a copy of the animateTV dvd!

Packed full of great work, it'll help you forget about how awful things are in the world!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ANIMATE PROJECTS SHOP

Until 30th September you can get 15% off by using the code FFF15 (enter it in the ‘special instructions’ box on the paypal payment )

'Peddling a brand of animation notable for its dark humour and restless, relentless inventiveness. These 23 selected films are unashamedly artful, adult fare that implicitly call for a reappraisal of what the form is capable of… Highly recommended.' 5 stars.
Phil Harrison, Time Out London, October 2010


...and/or help support Animate Projects HERE

20110429

lost and found

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I found this poor little fella lying in the street this morning. If it was you who smashed his face in and abandoned him in the north london area but would now like him back, please get in touch... otherwise I'll look after him.

(he/it smells of lynx deodorant)

20110422

film review: yogi bear the movie

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Yogi Bear (2010, eric brevig)

thoughts: to quote one of the youtube reviews of BDP...
"Needs moar raep and kill it with fire."

I give it 3 bear paws out of a possible 10
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20110418

'animate projects presents' at the saatchi gallery

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The Black Dog's Progress is included in a programme curated by Animate Projects at the Saatchi Gallery, part of COLLECT 2011 the annual fair for contemporary craft, on 7th May.

Full programme here

20110201

HORSE GLUE

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View it in glorious HD by clicking the image above...

or heeeeerrrrre if you don't want to move the curser all the way up there.

or see it on the big screen at one of the uncoming festival screenings (details over there on the right).

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