Conceived, animated and directed by Emma Calder.
Springfield is a film about a vacuum cleaner, a cat, and a bingo hall. Using a wide range of drawing techniques, and working closely with a specially composed soundtrack, the story explores loss, alienation, and the psychological effects these things can have upon people in our society. Ultimately Springfield is about coming to terms with obsession, desperation and personal fear.
Shown at animation festivals CH4 TV and world wide TV. Many press clippings and associated articles are available. Part of The Wayward Girls and Wicked Women video collection. Distributed on film and video by the BFI. Featured in a Channel Four documentary.
Silver Plaque award Chicago.
Format 16mm, Eastman Colour, length 7 mins.
Words and music by GED HANEY. Emma Calder Films 1986
Animated Film with ink, crayon and mixed media