The Stella Artois/Water.org Christmas ad is out! I co-directed the advert with US photographer Mark Seliger. A bit of a divergence from my usual oil paint, for the animation on this, I used watercolour. 253 individual watercolour paintings on paper went into this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wJjrAIlOQA
It’s a great honour to find out that I have been nominated for an Emmy Award for my animation on the documentary DEEJ. http://emmyonline.com/newsemmy The whole team are looking forward to the ceremony in NYC on 1st Oct!
Fantastic news: the documentary DEEJ has won a prestigious Peabody Award in the USA. The awards for excellence in broadcast storytelling, have been awarded annually since 1941, and I am delighted that DJ Savarese’s story has joined the winners of this distinguished accolade! http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/america-reframed-deej
Deej screened as part of America ReFramed on PBS World in the USA this week. The film tells the inspiring story of DJ Savarese: a young American poet and playwright with severe autism, as he struggles to gain independence and a place at a mainstream university. The film includes sequences of my oil-painted animation bringing to life DJ’s poetry and his inner world. Whilst the film is not out in the UK yet, the DVD is available through the film’s website: https://www.deejmovie.com/
The Projections Society at The Tavistock Centre presents Life and Death in Infancy: The Impact upon Parents, Wednesday 8th March 2017, 7-9:30pm. Psychotherapists Dilys Daws and Dr Dorothy Judd will respond to Laid Down and Flown. The screenings and discussion will be introduced by psychoanalyst Kannan Navaratnem.
…as part of Animation on Prescription – I’m very much looking forward to attending the screening on Friday. http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/animation-on-prescription-2/
Composer Jim Perkins and I are delighted that Emergence is having its first screening in Australia! http://diff.net.au/event/animatic/
The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis announced this year’s winners of the Gradiva Awards at their ceremony in New York City this weekend. The awards were inspired by Freud’s essay Delusions and Dreams in Jensen’s Gradiva, with an aim to recognise creative contributions to the advancement of psychoanalytic understanding. I feel honoured to be chosen as the winner in the film category. http://naap.org/website/gradiva-winners