summer 1975, 5 minutes, HD video, stereo, colour, 2014
summer 1975 is an animated film based on one year in the filmmakers fractured life. Hand drawn rotoscoped figures are layered with stills and live video footage to create an open narrative based on events in his life that took place in 1975.
He was 13 and this was a pivotal year for him in many ways. He discovered the magic of animation and was hooked. He made his first animated film with his best friend, they locked themselves away for the whole summer to complete it. 1975 was also the year that he had his first sexual experience, with said best friend. It was a time of great excitement, confusion, fear and withdrawal.
summer 1975 is part of an installation that first exhibited at PayneShurvell Gallery in London, UK. Artlyst voted it “Our Pick of the latest Emerging Art” and Abigail Addison of Animate Projects Ltd put 1975 on her top ten animations of the year.
It recently won a Directors Choice Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Filmideo, Index Art Centre, New Jersey, U.S.
Athens ANIMFEST, Greece
Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
artvideoKOELN International, Cologne, Germany
DELETE TV, London, UK
Locomoción Experimental Animation Fest, Mexico City, Mexico