I Dreamt of Flying 'I Dreamt of Flying' is a mixed media documentary, combining hand-drawn illustration with archive material. The piece focuses on the crews of Bomber Command who sacrificed their lives in the skies to help end World War II, and illustrates the distinct contrasts between the heroic and romanticised perceptions of the R.A.F, and the brutal and terrifying realities so many young airmen faced night after night. The film is a tribute to those men who risked their lives and to my grandfather; an RAF tail-gunner 1943-44.
Written, drawn, animated and directed by Alex Bland
Awards and Screenings:
*Winner of 'Best Imaginative Response to War Award' - Imperial War Museum Film Competition (2008).
*Runner Up, Documentary Award - Soho Rushes (2008).
*Selected for 'New British Talent' touring programme - onedotzero (2008-2009).