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animate! synopsis

A collection of bizarrely original animated stories from scripts written by young children. Emulating the approach of New York’s 52nd Street Project and London’s Scene & Heard theatre groups, the film is voiced by professional adult actors and directed to render the children’s dramatic intentions as sincerely as possible.

Three short films within one film:

Revenge Is Cold – Woody the box of matches dreams of becoming a lighter. In the Mexican desert he encounters Antus, an untrustworthy cactus, who claims he can help him fufil his ambitions. Together they journey to ‘The Land of the Freeze’ – the North Pole – where a surprise is in store for both of them.

Love Then First Fight – Bob Brakinlot the crowbar is a reformed criminal, determined to give himself a second chance. Into his world bursts Blossom Shritz, a shirt whose life has been torn apart. Desperate for acceptance and affection, they seem to offer each other “a chance to be average in a nasty world“. But can they both put the past behind them?

Keep Going – A young egg, Stuart, escapes from his fridge in Scotland on a mission to meet his hero, Michael Jackson. On the streets of Aberfeldy he bumps into Andrew, a lonely gorilla, who is searching for his family. Together they begin an epic quest, which will lead them to both joyful and tragic ends (via Inverness).

key credits

director
Tim Hope
writer
Kevin Pinto
Thomas Gwyther
Acai Duang Arop
music
Antony Brown
Oliver Davis
producer
Kai Simmons

Tim Hope

short biography

Tim took a degree in theology and worked as a stand-up comedian before making his multi-prizewinning manic short The Wolfman (British Animation Awards 2000: Public Choice and Best Animation at the Cutting Edge).

Since then he has directed & animated commercials plus notable music videos for bands like Beta Band, One Giant Leap and Coldplay. He lives in London.

30 November 2003

a film by Tim Hope

direction

director
Tim Hope

script

writer
Kevin Pinto
Thomas Gwyther
Acai Duang Arop

based upon

actual credit
based upon
title of original material
workshops devised at Scene & Heard with
author
Kate Coleman and Sophie Boyack

voice-over

Oliver Senton
Roger May
Jessica Radcliffe
Dan Copeland

live-action personnel

live-action
Sue Green

image personnel

animator
Tim Hope
Tim Sanpher
Tom Stanton
Matt Everitt
Naz Khajenouri
graphics
Peter Richardson
editor
Chris Barwell

sound personnel

music
Adelphoi Music
Antony Brown
Oliver Davis
sound designer
Tom Russell
audio facility
We Write Music

production personnel

executive producer
Russell Maclean
producer
Kai Simmons
production company
Cloth Productions / Passion Pictures

support

thanks

Andrew Bone, Selina Boyack, Jason Cheater, Gaelle Denis, Don Gillet, Matt Herbert, Chris Hemming, Clive Hayward, David Lea, Nick Rowe, Vissey Safavi, Hugo Sands, Susie Trayling, and all at Passion Pictures

primary funding

an animate! commission funded through Finetake by Arts Council England and Channel 4

© Tim Hope 2004

film still: 
*Revenge Is Cold*

Revenge Is Cold

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film still: 
*Revenge Is Cold*

Revenge Is Cold

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film still: 
*Revenge Is Cold*

Revenge Is Cold

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film still: 
*Revenge Is Cold*

Revenge Is Cold

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film still: 
*Love Then First Fight*

Love Then First Fight

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film still: 
*Love Then First Fight*

Love Then First Fight

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*Keep Going*

Keep Going

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film still: 
*Keep Going*

Keep Going

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film still: 
*Keep Going*

Keep Going

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technical

process summary

Digital 3D / 2D animation combined with live action.

master copy format

format
DigiBeta
colour or black & white
colour

video distribution format

video format
DigiBeta
screen aspect ratio
16:9
video standard
PAL
sound type
stereo

distributor

LUX
info@lux.org.uk
+44 (0)20 7503 3980
www.lux.org.uk

pre-history

working title (initially known as)

Democratic Youth Cinema