1. A gang of kids find a strange house with an overgrown garden where they play. Only once do they meet the man who lives there, a dead-beat alcoholic with a free and easy spirit who welcomes them. The children see him as a romantic character in stark contrast to their neurotically house proud parents.

    A collaboration between Animator Jonathan Hodgson and Illustrator Jonny Hannah.

    hodgsonfilms.tumblr.com

    KEY CREDITS:
    Director: Jonathan Hodgson
    Producer: Jonathan Bairstow
    Designer: Jonny Hannah
    Poem: Charles Bukowski
    Sound: Jonathan Hodgson
    Voices: Peter Blegvad, Louis Schendler
    Production Company: Sherbet

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  2. One Iranian lawyer’s fight to save juveniles from execution – the extraordinary story of Mohammad Mostafaei who has saved 20 of the 40 juveniles he has defended from execution in Iran. Spearheading Amnesty International's 2012 End the Death Penalty campaign.

    Year of production 2012

    Animation Director: Jonathan Hodgson
    Production Company: Sherbet for Guardian Films
    Commissioned by Amnesty International

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  3. hodgsonfilms.tumblr.com

    Original format: 35mm, Digibeta
    Year of production: 1997
    Duration: 5mins 34secs

    A journey from home to work as seen through the filter of the conscious and subconscious mind. Through the use of moving collages and painterly animation combined with live-action footage, the viewer is able to share the traveller’s experiences and his mental reactions to the trials and triviality of urban existence.

    Comissioned by Arts Council England/Channel 4 Animate Projects

    KEY CREDITS:
    Director: Jonathan Hodgson
    Technical Assistant: Timo Arnall
    Production Advisor: Dick Arnall
    Production Company: Hodgson Films

    hodgsonfilms.com

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  4. hodgsonfilms.tumblr.com

    Original format: 16mm
    Year of production: 1983
    Duration; 6mins 2secs

    Made while studying Film and TV dept at the RCA. Based on sketches made in Liverpool drinking clubs.
    The film observes human behaviour in a social situation, hinting at the loneliness felt by the individual lost in the crowd.

    KEY CREDITS:
    Director: Jonathan Hodgson
    Production Company: Royal College of Art
    1983

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  5. A man takes his dog for a walk in the park where they encounter other dogs and their owners. The film explores the relationship between a man and his dog highlighting their contrasting approaches to life.

    Original Format: 16mm
    Year of production: 1981
    Duration: 6mins 39secs

    KEY CREDITS:
    Director: Jonathan Hodgson
    Producer: Jonathan Hodgson
    Sound: Jonathan Hodgson
    Production Company: Liverpool Polytechnic

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Jonathan Hodgson

Jonathan Hodgson

Jonathan Hodgson is an internationally renowned, BAFTA winning animation director based in London. He has directed the animation on numerous high profile projects including Franny Armstrong's documentary feature Age of Stupid; Mostafaei: Guardian Films…


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Jonathan Hodgson is an internationally renowned, BAFTA winning animation director based in London. He has directed the animation on numerous high profile projects including Franny Armstrong's documentary feature Age of Stupid; Mostafaei: Guardian Films End the Death Penalty for Amnesty International; Wonderland: The Trouble with Love & Sex the first full length animated doc on British TV and David Goyer's Da Vinci's Demons.

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