On the Upside screens at Speech Motion London

On the Upside - Molly hangs washing
On the Upside – Molly hangs washing

September 25th 2011. On the Upside screened at Speech Motion – a regular poetry, film and performance evening in Stoke Newington hosted by BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam Champion Catherine Brogan.  I got to do some impromptu cartooning too in Sketch the Rhyme, a rapping and live drawing scenario a bit like a projected version of Pictionary ?! Here is the line up from the evening…

On the Upside screens at Encounters Bristol

On the Upside screened at Encounters Bristol last week, in the Fourmations Newcomers Category. We got to attend the festival for a few days and saw some Great British shorts. As well as a  catching On the Upside in a packed screening of ’Newcomers 2′. The festival was very relaxed and the film went down well to an appreciative crowd.

On the Upside features in the Guardian Guide

Guardian Guide Nov 15th 2008: “With over 1,000 entries, Encounters is easily the UK’s largest international short film festival, and the calibre of entries is undeniably superior. Of the 300 short films screened,…spot new film-making and animation talent among the treats – such as Peter Bunzl’s On The Upside, pictured.”

On the Upside is a Rushes Soho shorts finalist

Rushes Soho shorts finalist
Rushes Soho shorts finalist

On the Upside – was one of three finalist for the Rushes Soho Shorts Newcomer Award at The Rushes Short Film Festival in July 2008. There were some really great films nominated in all the categories and we were unfortunately just pipped to the post in the Newcomer category by Love does grow on Trees. But it was an honour to get to the final from amongst so many great films!