1999 - 2 minute computer animated film. Student film from NCCA, Bournemouth
When I was working as a gardener in St James’ Park, London, I came in to work one to the news that Lady Diana had been killed in a car accident. The park and surrounding area soon became swarmed by people coming to mourn the Princess. Our work as gardeners was put on hold and replaced with picking up the mess left behind by the crowds. I was overwhelmed by the display of emotion, not just because this was England, but also because people were so deeply affected by someone they only knew through the newspaper. I also became intrigued by the garbage the mourners left behind. It gradually started to tell a story. I collected the garbage, photographed it and animated this 2 minute film. It is the story of Princess Diana’s life told through a tabloid perspective. The information they gave us was dreamily like a fairy tale. And the nation mourned the loss of their princess.