Chris Daykin

sri lanka

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Chris Daykin is a film maker and painter living in Sri Lanka.
His film work is exploratory and innovative, using the quality of visual imagery to convey a unique progression of animation and narrative. Producing work; respectful of human sensitivity and experience, with a conscience towards progressive thought and the origins of sympathetic marks.
His films are directed not only to the outlets of Experimental film but to major film festivals and to those that cater to the tastes of the commercial media. However, his standards remain the same, with the opinion that his work is towards progression and there appears to be no compromise. The main themes are related closely to his painting, that is; expression of feeling and a documentary of emotive experience in relation to life.
Often frenetic and working on many simultaneous levels, humorous and serious ideas, colourful moving images work with, sublimity and invention. The films are both simple and detailed, much as life consists of many levels and innocence is often an end in itself.
It is work of an exploration and an experience to watch.

Filmography and bio;

Chris Daykin
Born Nottingham , England 1959
Art Colledges;
Mansfield 1976-78
Liverpool 1978-82 Ba hons in film and animation
Showed films at ghent film festival, Cambridge animation festival 1982
5 exhibitions of painting .
Lived in North Wales from 1985 – 1999.
After working with computer operated router programs
Moved to Sri Lanka 1999. started to make computer animation.
2005 sent first film to Novosibirsk, Russia, extra short film festival
‘The burdens of the eternal realm’, won 1st prize, (jointly)
Shown at; esff 2005
Cyborg film fest Italy 2-9 june 2007
Videolab santa clara
‘Supermen in suits’ shown at Bitfilm Hamburg Nov 2005
De Ovar ,Portugal Nov 2005
Esff, Moscow, Russia, June 2006
Electrochoc festival,Rhone Alpes,France 2008
‘Raison D e’tre’, shown at Portobello, London Aug 2005
Videolab lagos , Algave, Portugal 2006
‘life of a man’, shown
Beyond Cinema Breda, Holland 25-29 March 2009
13th Ismailia short film and Documentary international film festival. Egypt.
‘Counting sheep’, shown Arcipelago, Rome , Italy. June 2006
Portobello film festival, London 16.8.2006
Cyborg film fest , Italy 2008
Durban Film Fest, South Africa 2007
Digifestival (online) Italy 2007
‘One night only’Shown at Portobello film festival 2006
Hoxton Hall exploding cinema . London, 2006
The Human Situation
Shown at
Festivalmau , Se Ivajaria e video animal 2007
Arc Musicos, Faro, Portugal, 2006
Cyborg Italy 2007
Portobello London, 2007
The taming of temas terrible temper
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Prix de La Creation , Video forms, France 2007
The terrible dolls line
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Anime new territories Italy 2007
Cyborg Film Fest Italy 2007
Exploding cinema London 2007
Portobello London 2007
The dolls house
Shown at;esff mosco Russia 2007
A very quiet film
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Esff Mosco, Russia 2007
Kiri Uma and the flying man
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Cyborg Film fest Italy 2008
Portobello London 2008
Supermen and monsters
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Cyborg Film fest Italy 2008
Shown at; Cyborg Italy 2008
Portobello London 2008
New arrivals (online) Holland oct 2008
Video Formes France 2009

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