In the empty and derelict manor, Mary reads from her novel, Frankenstein, to a hushed audience. A band of steam-punk musicians strike up to accompany her spine-chilling tale. Behind the young writer and her band, images start to flicker to life: an artist’s anatomical drawings of the tale; then, catapulting the audience centuries into the future, marvelous scenes depicting the age of the cyborg, the artificially intelligent, rebellious descendent of Victor Frankenstein’s monster.’
Mind Games is screening in Making Tracks on Thursday the 18th of October at the Rich Mix Cinema. The film we accompanied by a brand new, one off, live score created by musicians on stage. Last time we went to this event it was great fun, so I am really looking forward to it! Here’s a promo video of their previous events.. plus a link to the whirlygig website.
My short film MInd Games will screen as part of A Voyage Through Animation which celebrates historical and contemporary innovation in animation, matching films by recent artists with seminal work from the last 90 years including Man Ray’s Dadaist experiments, Lotte Reiniger’s silhouette animation, Russian collage by Ivan Ivanov and master of stop-frame Jan Svankmajer. All films receive a live score by live cinema pioneers The Cabinet of Living Cinema, who will outline the innovations in animation that have shaped the artform.
The evening will also incorporate live animation by audiovisual artist Noriko Okaku and a selection of animated short films programmed by Whirlygig Cinema to showcase emerging talent in the genre.This event is part of the Scala Beyond season.
Mind Games screened at Short and Sweet last night (29th of November 2010). It was a really enjoyable screening good crowd and a good selection of short films. I’ll post some of them here in the next few posts…
Mind Games was a finalists for the Virgin Media Shorts Award . From over 1400 entries it made it to the last 12! The lavish awards ceremony took place at the NFT where the film was screened along with the 12 other nominees to a packed audience. The film was also transfered to 35mm courtesy of Virgin Media Shorts and is screening in cinemas round the UK until next July as well as on Virgin Video On Demand and Virgin mobile. Look out for it!
My short film Mind Games featured on episode 43 of the Directors Notes Podcast. You can visit the interview webpage on the Director’s note site here… where there are links to images and subject discussed in the interview. Or listen to the podcast audio here Here’s the blurb they wrote on the interview:
While some projects get turned around at blistering speeds that defy all reason, others need to slowly mature in the background, as was the case for this week’s guest director Peter Bunzl who began work on his animated, thought experimentation film Mind Games in 1996 finally completing it in 2004 once the time was right to re-ignite the project.