An adaptation of a traditional Karen Hill tribe folk tale about the love triangle between the elephant, the mahout and the wife. Made with elephant dung paper. The music is traditional North Eastern Thai music and the ambient sounds were all recorded on location in Northern Thailand. This was part of the thesis submission for MA Sequential Art and Illustration at Brighton University. The quality is low as this was in the good old days of vhs and this is the only copy that survived the floods in 2011.
Made in 1999 when the Parliamentary bill concerning hunting with dogs was being addressed in the UK, this six minute short film was commissioned by Meridian TV and the South East Arts under the Taped Up! scheme. The film subsequently won the Meridian TV Taped Up! bursary award and went on to be screened on Meridian TV in October 1999 and at various festivals including Tehran International Animation Festival, Stuttgart Animation festival, Rio de Jainero Animation festival and on a touring screening throughout France. Designed to open the discussion about fox hunting it portrays the three protagonists: the fox, the hunters and the hunt saboteurs racing around the countryside with the Police in tow. Researched in the South East at various hunts the soundtrack is taken from actual events. The sound offering the realism to events as they unfold while the hand drawn images in graphite pencil blur in and out of focus. The music was composed by Pat Popov and Matt Skinner and parodies the anthem 'Jerusalem'. The debate is ever present in the British countryside despite the ban on fox hunting that came in. So the film remains relevant even today.