Director: Lizzie Oxby
Production company: Finetake - Commission: Channel 4 Television lizzieoxby.com
Extn.21 is a short film about one man’s desire to be heard. The film uses an innovative blend of atmospheric stop-frame animation, live action performance and digital effects to create a dark world of uncertain reality. The film’s played at over 200 film festivals and won numerous awards, including a British Animation Award and a nomination for a BIFA: British Independent Film Award. Broadcasts include: Channel 4 Television, Arte France/Germany, CBC Canada, Canal+ Poland and Universal Italy. With nice write ups on Cartoon Brew, Televisual, IndieWire, Reperages and Creative Review.
‘a fresh, smart short film of the highest calibre’, Indiewire
‘a masterpiece of design and execution’, Short of the Week
The Leaf Woman and the Centaur is a stop-motion animated film that looks to reconcile a set of creation myths and re- establish the act of experiencing the story as their central component. In the same way Paradise Lost articulated the felix culpa (beneficial fall of man) within the Biblical beginnings, or Dante's Inferno explored our ethical and spiritual scaffolding, The Leaf Woman and the Centaur will use the same basic tropes present in every creation myth to emphasize the value of an ancient experience that died with the cold logic of words.
Ritesh Batra's award winning Arabic language short Café Regular, Cairo has screened at over 40 international film festivals and won 12 awards including the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the International Film Festival of Oberhausen and Special Mentions at Tribeca Intl Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival. It was bought by Arte for French and German television. His debut feature 'Lunchbox' will premiere at the International Critics Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.