Table Manners has recently become eligible for Bafta entry, having been selected to screen at the London Short Film Festival 2015. We are all really proud of the film and look forward to attending LSFF early next year. Next Saturday evening 15 Nov. it will be screening at Underwire festival as part of the ‘Celluloid Sculptors’ screening programme. Come along, watch some great films and say hi!
Squirrel, Pig and Bear are off to meet Kermit the Frog!
I am so proud that Table Manners will be screening this October 25th and 26th in NYC as part of the Jim Henson Foundation/BAM ‘Puppets on Film festival': ‘…an annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, special guests, and more”.
The programme includes a special screening of films including
The Dark Crystal – This one-night-only event celebrates Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s cult classic. With special guests Brian, Wendy, and Toby Froud & J.M. Lee in person.
Return of the Jedi – Though a showcase for state-of-the-art special effects, the third Star Wars film uses puppetry to bring to life two of its most iconic characters: the sagacious Yoda and the voluminous villain Jabba the Hutt. With special guests Kirk Thatcher and Wendy Froud in person.
I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – This soul-stirring documentary delves into the life and art of Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who, for over 40 years, has been beloved by television audiences as Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. With Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker, and Caroll Spinney in person
What a great line up!
Illustrations for Centrepoint cinema spot. Production company – Fred & Eric, agency – Impact BBDO
Last month I worked with production company Fred & Eric as illustrator on a 15 second cinema spot for retailer Centrepoint. The agency was Impact BBDO. Here are some of my favourite designs:
Best Director Nomination – Underwire 2014
I am thrilled to announce that I have been nominated in the Best Director category at this year’s Underwire festival for my short film Table Manners.
TABLE MANNERS OFFICIAL SELECTION PICTOPLASMA 2014
I am very proud and excited to announce that Table Manners has been officially selected to screen at Pictoplasma, Berlin -
‘The world’s leading Festival of contemporary character culture celebrates its 10 year anniversary, with a dense marathon of inspiring lectures and presentations by some of the most outstanding artists, illustrators and designers pushing the edge of contemporary character visualization. The unique mix of artist talks, animation festival, numerous character walk exhibitions and parties invites all interested in the avant-garde of today’s image production to gather with like-minded individuals for an insightful and inspiring weekend full of creativity, knowledge, networking,…’
‘HERO’ BROOCHES NOW FOR SALE AT LOIS PECKHAM RYE
Rebecca is pleased to announce that her ‘Hero’ brooches are now for sale at Lois, Peckham Rye.
One of Rebecca’s ancestors was a Suffragette; and she has always been inspired by talented, strong, intelligent women (both inside and outside of her family). She started making her ‘Hero’ brooches because she is fed up with the media promoting, as our role models, those women who use their sexuality and appearance, in lieu of talent, in order to remain famous.
“I feel that, as a society, we really need to reassess who we look up to as our muses, our role models and our inspiration. There are so many women who have done and are doing amazing things. When I started thinking about the famous women that have affected me in my life, the floodgates opened. Now I have a long list of ladies whose likenesses I really want to create!…”
“…I enjoy making these brooches as both a tribute and a badge of honour. It is my way of celebrating the talents of these wonderful women – in some cases their bravery and in all cases their attributes outside the realms of personal appearance. I also like the idea that, by sporting a brooch, the wearer might spark a conversation about that particular person and by doing so, the subject could become somebody else’s hero too.”
Rebecca found this quote today, by stylist Shirley Kurata, and thought it rather apt:
“…I really get saddened by the women represented on TV—the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, anyone on MTV and Disney. They are so vacuous and dumb. I hope that teenage girls find role models in women with intelligence and integrity and talent, and eventually become role models for future teenage girls!”
Shirley Kurata (from an interview in Rookie 24/04/12)
TABLE MANNERS FEATURED IN TELEVISUAL MAGAZINE
TABLE MANNERS IS A VIMEO STAFF PICK!
I AM EXCITED THAT TABLE MANNERS HAS JUST BEEN
SELECTED AS A VIMEO STAFF PICK!
To watch the film click HERE
My NEW short film Table Manners is on Channel 4 tonight 23:45
So my new short film Table Manners has it’s premiere tonight on Channel 4’s Random Acts. I am very excited, and hope you’ll all tune in. I have created a blog Table Manners – from script to screen where you will find behind the scenes info, artwork and photos giving an insight into my creative processes and the making of the film. Take a look!
NEW photos on Penny Bazaar
Check out the new images on my online scrapbook Penny Bazaar