Summer is here and with it comes sun, sea and Sandy - a new short by filmmaker Joseph Mann.

Playful, bright and ever-so-slightly NSFW, Sandy's seaside world was brought to life entirely through the art of stop frame animation. It took 8 months of work, a lot of sand, and hours of molding anatomically correct private parts to create the film and its handmade set, complete with a bubble wrap sea and miniature rubber dinghy.

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Joseph Mann is an award winning director, whose puppeteered woodland story for Keaton Henson's song Small Hands picked up Rushes Soho Shorts' Best Music Video and screened at major festivals including SXSW.

Sandy was produced by our UK partner Blinkink. Hornet is incredibly proud to represent Joseph Mann in the US.


Directed by: Joseph Mann
Executive Producers: Bart Yates and James Bretton
Production Company: Blinkink
Produced by: Joseph Mann
Written by: Joseph Mann
Director of Photography: Max Halstead
Camera Assistants: Matthew Day, Toby Goodyear
Gaffer: Toby Goodyear
Studio: Clapham Road Studios
Puppets by: Magda Bieszczak, Lizzy Dalton, Josh Flynn, Nathan Flynn with special thanks to Andy Gent
Costume Design: Rose Popham
Character Design: Joseph Mann
Animators: Andy Biddle, Tim Allen
Story Board Artist: Christian Schlaeffer
3D Printing: Garry Miller at IPF Rapid Prototyping
Set Design: Joseph Mann
Art Direction: Anna Deschamps, Rose Popham
Art Department: Anna Deschamps, Rose Popham, Jimmy Patrick, Morgan Faverty, Anna Ginsburg, Stefan Georgiou, Lauren Brown, Ella Mclean, Georgie Hodgson, Daisy Roth With thanks to Laura Barbi, Artur Assis, Vania Motta for the catering
Music: Jonathan Smith
Sound Design: Jonathan Smith
Film Titles by: Christopher Smith
Editor: Simone Ghilardotti
3D Tracking: Simone Ghilardotti, Patrick Hearn
Post Production: Ivan Peroni, Qian Shi, Johannes Sambs, John Malcolm Moore
Grade by: Rachel Rardin

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