Running time: 5:53
Stop Motion on location / greenscreen
Directed by: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Animation by: Katrine Kiilerich, Frederik Villumsen, Christophe Peladan, Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Light and Photography: Martin Bested, Andreas Berg
2010 The Animation Workshop
My Bachelorfilm from The Animation Workshop. Set to the song "Slow Show" by The National, who were kind enough to allow me to use their music. It is a non-commercial short film, intended for festivals.
It is shot in the forests surrounding Viborg, Denmark. My main inspiration was victorian litterature, and "Boxer" by the national. It was painful to finish, as shooting stop motion in the forest at night for longer periods turned out to offer alot of problems :) But it was also great fun and adventure.
"Wallabout Film Festival" April 2010, New York
"VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE" may 2010, Torino
"Kinetoscope Animation Festival", june 2010, Taipei
"Anima Mundi" july 2010, Sao Paolo & Rio de Janeiro
"Festival Internacional de Benicassim" July 2010 Spain
"Odense International Film Festival", August 2010, Odense Denmark
"BUSTER International Film Festival" September 2010, Copenhagen Denmark
"3D Wire" October 2010, Segovnia Spain
"Hamburg Animation Awards" 2010
"Topanga Film Festival", August 2010, California
"Salt Lake City Film Festival", 12-15 August 2010
"Bornshorts Festival", 27-28 August 2010, England
"Fantastic Film Festival", October 2010, Lund Sweden
"Animest International Animation Festival", Oct 2010, Bucharest Romania
"Encounters Film Festival", October 2010, Bristol England
"KLIK International animation festival" Amsterdam Holland, 2010
"Best of KLIK festival" Programme at Turin Italy, oct 2010
"Århus Filmfestival", November 2010, Denmark
"LINOLEUM" Festival, October 2010, Moscow Russia,
"Freeky Creek Film Festival", October 2010, USA
"Musicclip Festival", November 2010, Barcelona Spain
"Animated Dreams" - Black Nights Film Festival. Tallinn, Estonia Dec. 2010
"METERS" international youth film festival, Russia nov. 2010
"Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival" Nepal, Dec. 2010
The International Youth Festival of Short Cinema and Animation "METERS", Moscow Russia, November 2010
“Minimalen” International Film festival, Norge 2011
“Go Short” International short film festival Nijmegen, Holland 2011
"Chulpicine Film Festival", Equador, September 2011
"Montreal Stop Motion Festival", Montreal Canada, September 2011
"Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival", Seattle September 2011
"Se-Ma-For Film Festival", Poland 22-25 sept 2011
"FIJR Granada", Granada Spain, 22-29 Oct 2011
"Canterbury Anifest", Canterbury England, October 2011
PLAY, Amsterdam Holland 17-19 Nov 2011
Awards and nominations
“Best Picture” Wallabout Film Festival, New York
“Diamond In The Rough” Topanga Film Festival, California
“Best Music Video” Anim’est International Animation Festival, Bucharest Romania
“Most Surprising National Film” Odense International Film Festival
3rd Place Hamburg Animation Awards 2010
"ANOBA Award" 2010 Nominee, Helsinki Finland oct. 2010
"Melies D’or" 2010 Nominee, SITGES Spain, Oct. 2010
"VIEW! Award" nominee, Turin Italy Oct 2010
"2nd Place, Best new director" Musicclip Festival, Barcelona nov. 2010
"Best Animated Film" METERS film festival, Russia
When a man is witness to a murder and takes pictures of the killer, he has to run for his life. During the chase he is able to turn the tables and the prey becomes the hunter. All resulting in an unfortunate ending.
The film is designed and animated by:
Kevin Megens, Floris Vos, Arno de Grijs, André Bergs
Music and sound design by Alex Debicki.
Script by Jan Eduards.
Produced by il Luster Productions.
Honors and Awards:
- Nomination for Cartoon Dór 2011
- 2010 Short Short Story Festival Awards Mind's Eye Award
- Jose Abel Prize at CINANIMA 2010
- Nominated VIMEO Award 2010
- Nominated for Golden Méliès award at Riga
- International Fantastic Film Festival 2010
- Silver Méliès award at Imagine film festival Amsterdam 2010.
- First prize in the category 'professionals' at Zwolle Animation Festival 2010
- Playgrounds Awards 2009: Best local: Pivot
- Nominated for the ‘Golden Kalf’ for the Best Shortfilm of 2009! Dutch Film Festival
- Competing for the ‘Golden Kalf’ for the Best Shortfilm of 2009! Dutch Film Festival
A British fighter pilot pursues the german ace that shot down his friend across sky and country... with murder in mind. But he discovers it's not so easy to kill a man when you have to look them in the eye
This was funded by an Irish Film Board scheme called 'Short Cuts' and was shot in November 2007. The Budget was €70K, and was used entirely on the live action components of the film - leaving a grand total of ZERO for visual effects!
I completed all the visual effects shots, over 120 in total, entirely by myself here at Image Now Films. Dave Head modelled the aircraft (and truck), but I textured, lit, animated and composited the shots over a six month period in 2008.
'Nowhere Near Here' is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.
With well over 300 hours in the making, more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved) to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting 'Nowhere Near Here', I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off with a tripod.
This is street art, this is life and thank you for watching.
...for those of you that may be interested in prints, a selection of film stills from 'Nowhere Near Here' are currently available at pahnl.co.uk/store.php