Uncle's Rant

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Happy Rant!

You may have noticed my blog has been a bit quiet of late, well appologies for that but it is with good reason.

You see for the last 2 months myself and Kate (my superior half), have been working on an old fashioned childrens style animation with a view to entering it into the annual Landcrab Film Festival. It's been an incredibly long two months and it has seemed that most nights have been spent working on the damn thing but it was worth it in the end.

It was the festival this weekend that has just gone, and the competition was tough but we came away with a prize...the top prize in fact, best in show, the Palm Door. So all that hard work wasn't in vain after all, people did actually seem to like it, they laughed in all the right places and we got some great feedback. It even took some people back to their childhood which was nice to hear. In the next few days there should be a live version on the Landcrab website for you to watch as and when you get the urge.

Both myself and Kate really enjoyed making a kids style animation, it was great fun (in amongst the sweat and tears). Maybe next year we'll do a remake of 'Bod' or possibly 'Chorlton and the Wheelies'!

Other films of note at the festival were Adrian Ward's and Glenn Sadler's Chronic Bolton - a film which revealed far too much of it's stars/creators at times, quite literally and won Peoples Choice! Also Tim and Kim's long awaited and technically accomplished animation Hope which was an emotional ride for a number of people in the audience and came away with Best Drama.

In it's 8 year life the festival has gone from stength to strength, it now really is one of the biggest independant film festivals in the South.

Where will it take us next year?


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