Winner of the Encounters Best of British-Made in the South West Audience Award 2009
Winner of the Encounters Best of British-Made in the South West Jury Award 2009
Winner of Current TV Best Documentary Short at the 6th London Short film Festival 2009
Light and Dark is a phantasmagorical autobiographical film exploring the minds of Michael Smith and Tom Stubbs, both have alter-egos, but whereas Michael’s alter-ego is a muscled anthropomorphic fox with a taste for sex, dark humour and violence, Tom’s alter-ego is an earnest, technology obsessed video engineer. It combines animation, live action, talking heads, documentary footage, the film-making process laid bare, costumes and even a song at the end; all while the two protagonists act out their alter-egos and comment on their own situations, one an autistic artist, the other a slightly frustrated community film maker. It is only last 10 minutes, it sounds like a nightmare but actually it is ok.