"Mark Nute’s “Marvin,” a delightful story of a kid who loses his common sense through a hole in his head, plays like a perverse children’s book, and with Steve Coogan’s deadpan narration, the surprises keep on coming. The animation perfectly services the clever story, and the music by Jeff Mercel, along with the imaginative sound design, make for a funny and odd cartoon. I’d love to see this with a theatrical audience." MATT GROENING (Creator of 'The Simpsons' and 'Futurama')
Recipient of Honorable Mentions at the 2011 Ottawa International Animation Festival and the 2011 Bradford Animation Festival.
Audience award runner up in the 2011 worldwide short film festival in Toronto.
Included in competition at the exclusive, invitation only Traverse City Film Festival curated by Michael Moore.
Finalist in the September Shooting People Film of the Month competition judged by Simpsons creator Matt Groening.
Screened at over 30 international festivals.
"Marvin was born with a hole in his head,
He wasn't born stupid, he wasn't born dead..."
Narrated by Steve Coogan with music composed by Jeff Mercel of Mercury Rev 'Marvin' is a short, slightly twisted, animation based Frank Pudney's original concept.
It tells the story of a young boy born with an unusual extra orifice in the middle of his forehead and the adventure he embarks upon when one day something important falls out.
Marvin was produced by Tim Searle at Baby Cow Animation and funded by the UK Film Council and Screen South.