Director
Kim Noce

Producer
Jayne Bevitt

An Short Film, founded by CHANNEL 4 and Produced by Sherbet

Outline (Word Count: 19)

A little fairytale of a child and her imaginary friends, recalled by an old woman drifting into bygone memories

Synopsis (1) (Word Count: 44)

An elderly woman recalls bygone memories: as a child she had three imaginary pets that she held with strings. She carried with her them all day and night, until one day she lost them. She looked for them everywhere to then find them unexpectedly.

Synopsis (2) (Word Count: 122)

This story is told by Betty, an elderly woman, embroidering on a quiet afternoon.
When she was a child, during the Second World War, she had three invisible pets that she held with three strings. She knew they were invisible and the only way she could keep her imaginary friends close was to let never go of the strings.
She carried them all day and night, until one night during an air raid she was forced to leave them behind, losing them. She looked for them everywhere. Time passed and Betty grew old with the sensation that something was always missing, until one day she realised that she has never lost them, because her imaginary friends had always been living inside her.

Technical Information

Original Title: “Forget Me Not”
Format 16:9 FHA Colour Digibeta/Beta
Sound Stereo TV Mix
Duration 3 minutes and 10 second
Language English (no subtitles)
Genres/Category Animation/ Drama/ Fiction
Production Year (14 July) 2006
Country of Production UK

Main Credits

Director/Animator Kim Noce
Producer Jayne Bevitt
Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Sound Designer Rainer Heesch
Music Peter Gosling
Sound Mixer Sion Tammes
Script Andras Gerevich, Liana Dognini
Director of Photography Mike Beresford Jones

Leading Actors

Child
Macy Nyman/Ella MacRae
Old woman
Anna Wing/ Barbara Kingsland

Technique

• 2D Cut_Out, Collage of Archive photographs
• Embroidery in Stop Motion
• Live Action

Programmes used
After Effects, Flash, Photoshop

Translation of Title

German Vergißmeinnich
French Ne M'Oubliez Pas
Italian Nontiscordardimé
Swedish Förgätmigej
Danish Forglemmigej
Dutch Vergeet-Mij-Nietje
Romanian Nu-mă-uita
Hungarian Nefelejcs
Czech Pomněnka
Bulgarian Hезабравка; (Nezabravka)
Russian Hезабудка (Nezabudka)
Slovak Nezábudka
Polish Niezapominajka
Spanish Nomeolvides
Japanese ワスレナグサ (Wasurenagusa)
Korean 물망초
Chinese 勿忘草


Director Statement (Word Count: 48)

“Forget Me Not” was inspired by my childhood imaginary friends and by long conversations with my greataunt about her past. The film aim to represent the journey of rediscovery of one’s own beliefs through memories and what was thought to be lost might indeed is always inside you.

Director Biography (1) (Word Count: 55)
DOB 20/06/1973 Mendriso (CH)
Nationality: Italian

Kim graduated in Fine art and then with an MA in the “Animation Director Course” at the National Film and Television School. Currently Kim Noce and her partner Shaun Clark are working together creating the collective of MEWLAB at mewlab.wordpress.com/

Director Biography (2) (Word Count: 155)

Kim graduated from the Academy of Art in Italy with a traditional background in drawing & painting; and she exhibited her work in several galleries across Europe,
Moving to London, she worked as an animator on a number of various productions, and then she graduated with an MA in the “Animation Director Course” at the National Film and Television School. .
Her graduation film “After” has been received very well by more than 30 festivals worldwide… receiving awards along the way, and just recently it has been selected for the Royal Television Society 2006 Award and by London Film Festival 2005
She also have been awarded the “Channel 4’s Animator in Residence Scheme” to create her latest short film “Forget me Not”
Currently Kim Noce and her partner Shaun Clark are working together creating the collective of MEWLAB at mewlab.wordpress.com/

Director Awards (For the film “After”)
(Word Count: 32)

Official Selection London Film Festival UK 2006
Official Selection Royal Television Society UK 2006
Best Animation Sopot Film Poland Festival 2005
Wow Best Animation USA 2005
Anima Best Student Animation Argentina 2005

Director Filmography (Word Count: 64)

“Forget Me Not” Cut_Out Collage of archive Picture and Embroidery 2006
“After” Sculpture, Painted clay, Paint on glass 2005
“MTV Idents” Sand on glass, Stop Motion puppet Flash, and 2D 2004
“Magpie” Traditional 3D model, 2D 2003
“In the Middle” Computer Cut-out animation 2003
“The room” Pixilation 2003
“The line” Sand on glass 2003
“The whole of Amaranth” Pixilation, 2D, computer Cut-out animation 2002

Dialogue list “Forget Me Not”

(Old lady) I had three friends, only for myself

(Old lady) I keep them on a thread....

(Old lady) ...I have to hold it very tight,...

(Old lady) ...If I let go...

(Old lady) ...I will never find them again.

(Child) Good morning my pets!

(Mother) What are you up to now?

(Child) It wasn't me.

(Child) It was the cat

(Mother) Stop making things up!

(Old lady) They said my pets only existed in my imagination.

(Child) My Cat loves me.

(Child) My dog will always defend me

(Child) My bird will grow big and fly away with me

(Old lady) Nobody can see them.

(Child) They are mine

(Mother) Let go!

(Child) Noooo!!!

(Mother) Come back!

(Child) Where are you?

(Old lady) Where are you?

(Old lady) They never left me.

(Old lady) They are here.

Full Credit List

Director Kim Noce

Producer Jayne Bevitt

Editor Napoleon Stratogiannakis

Sound Designer Rainer Heesch

Music Peter Gosling

Sound Mixer Sion Tammes

Script Andras Gerevich
Liana Dognini

Director of Photography Mike Beresford Jones

Gaffer Fred Todd

Location Marjut Rimmenen

Art Director Kim Noce

Actors Andrea Friedrich
Barbara Kingsland
Ella MacRae
Max Russell
Steve Sole

Voice Artists Macy Nyman
Ros Simmons
Anna Wing

Animation Kim Noce
Shaun Clark
Sharon Colman
Jeroen Jaspaert
Lisa Flather
Robert Milne
Ron MacRae

Assistant Animation Adam Aiken
Gemma Burditt
Kaori Hamilton
Ross McDowell

Production Company Sherbet
Funded by Channel 4

Archive Photography supplied by The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television

Contact Details

Film Distribution Contact details
Jane Colling
Sherbet
112-114 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 6PH
UK
 +44 (0) 20 7636 6435
 +44 (0) 20 7436 3321
 jane@sherbet.co.uk

sherbet.co.uk

Producer Contact Details
Jayne Bevitt
Sherbet
112-114 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 6PH
UK
 +44 (0) 20 7636 6435
 +44 (0) 20 7436 3321


sherbet.co.uk

Production Company Contact Details
Sherbet
112-114 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 6PH
UK
 +44 (0) 20 7636 6435
 +44 (0) 20 7436 3321
 info@sherbet.co.uk

sherbet.co.uk

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