I designed and directed the #animated #titlesequence for Secret Life of Boys a brand new interactive comedy drama for kids (directed by Bafta winner Beryl Richards). Vimeo link HERE
Secret Life of Boys a groundbreaking interactive comedy for distribution on tablet/phone/laptop of 25 x 5mins will also be re-versioned as 5 x 30 min show on CBBC and ABC Australia. It pioneers new techniques where the viewer can interact with the screen to prolong the jokes, see a different and funny perspective on the story and hunt for secrets.
The story of Secret Life of Boys concerns Ginger an 11 year old Australian girl who has to spend her summer holidays with her Aunt Corey and Uncle Bob and their 4 boys – ages 9, 11, 12, 14. She’s an only child who is very unused to living with boys, so they all have to learn to get along. And throughout the series, we learn she is hiding a very big secret…
Press Release – http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2015/44/secret-life-of-boys
Really proud that A Mountain to Climb has been officially selected to screen at the London Short Film Festival 2016 #LSFF2016. Come on down in January and check it out on the big screen!
Thanks again to –
#GoldcrestPostProduction #MunkyVFX #Panalux #WeWriteMusic #WhitehousePost
A Mountain to Climb has been launched by cool arts & culture website NOWNESS.
‘Nowness is a video channel showcasing contemporary culture through film. Every day we premiere a new video that gets under the skin of the most influential names across art & design, fashion & beauty, music, culture and food & travel.’
Shot in three days, on a Canon 5D, by director of photography Peter Ellmore (Wizzo) and starring actor Moj Taylor. The film explores what happens when an artist loses their way:
‘A man with writer’s block goes on an imaginary journey in his house to unlock his imagination.’
The film was co-art directed by AKQA Creative Director Gradwell Sears, edited by Whitehouse Post’s Charlie Harvey, coloured by Goldcrest‘s Diana Vasquez (supervised by Rob Pizzey) and is set to a beautiful original score by Oliver Davis at We Write Music. The VFX and post services were carried out at Munky by Fabio Vona and Miguel Algora (supervised by Gary Brown). Lighting equipment was supplied by Panalux.
The character, Christopher Wish, writes a story in the film. This is an original piece of work by Ben Manley and will be published in full later this year.
Shirts & bomber jacket supplied by Mr. Start, Shoreditch, London.
The film on NOWNESS:
Rebecca has just finished designing & directing the title sequence for new children’s drama series Secret Life of Boys through Indy8. The show was commissioned by CBBC in the UK and ABC3 Australia and is directed by Bafta winner Beryl Richards.
‘…Zodiak Kids Studios, the production arm of Zodiak Kids, has secured a brand new interactive drama commission for its UK division. The Secret Life of Boys is a series of 25 five minute segments which will be available first on CBBC and ABC3 online, playable on mobile viewing devices and computers, and will also be created as a 5 x 30’ series for the channels…During the show there are opportunities for the user to click around and uncover extra punchlines…’
Full Press Release – http://www.zodiakmedia.com/press_detail.php?id=688
The series will be released later this year.
#TableManners picked up the gong for ‘#BestGreenProduction’ at #GoingGreenFilmFestival LA, CA. The #puppets and #props were created from #recycledcardboard both lying around the director’s studio and collected from the local grocery store. Ten trees were planted in Rebecca’s name at the #TahoeNationalForest in recognition of her win. See the full film HERE.
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!
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!
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:
Band Leader, Teacher, Kids
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.
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,…’