Films : We Believe in Happy Endings : all

animate! synopsis

At the party, humans, animals and ‘other-worldly’ beings dance the night away.
She’s a monster, she is gorgeous,
He is well fit, my fur is wet.
I’m so happy I’m going to throw up,
I’m going to kick your head in!
We believe in happy endings.

A textured collage of drawn and digital 2D illustration with DV live-action.

one sentence synopsis

At the party, humans, animals and ‘other-worldly’ beings dance the night away.

short synopsis

She’s a monster, she’s gorgeous,
He is well fit, my fur is wet.
I’m so happy I’m going to throw up,
I’m going to kick your head in!
We believe in happy endings.

long synopsis

At the party, humans, animals and ‘other-worldly’ beings dance the night away.
She’s a monster, she is gorgeous,
He is well fit, my fur is wet.
I’m so happy I’m going to throw up,
I’m going to kick your head in!
We believe in happy endings.

Humans indulge in excess and happy party people metamorphose into their more sinister animal alter egos until, reborn, they start the process all over again! (And again!) A lifetime in a night-time unfolds under the light of the moon-like mirrorball.

key credits

director
Monika Forsberg
Susie Sparrow

Monika Forsberg

short biography

Writer/director/animator Monika Forsberg was born in Sweden and has been living in London for the past 11 years. She completed an MA Animation at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2001.

Her film His Passionate Bride (Animus Films for C4, 2004) was nominated for BAFTA Best Animated Short and has been awarded prizes at film festivals around the world. It received a ‘Public Choice’ nomination at the British Animation Awards 2006.

Since 2003, Monika has been regularly commissioned to direct idents for Nickelodeon UK, and to design textiles for clothing by the John Miles Partnership.

She is currently working on several projects simultaneously: collaborating with Eva Palacios on an animated documentary, developing a tv series with producer Sylvie Bringas, and constructing a multimedia e-game teamed up with the artist Jo Broughton.

19 September 2006

artist’s website

Monika Forsberg

Monika's website

Susie Sparrow

short biography

Susie, London born and bred, graduated in 2001 with a Commercial Music degree. She’s since been writing and recording for her own album. Her involvement with film music includes assists on the shorts Snap (independent) and His Passionate Bride (Animus Films for C4, 2004). Script credits include Not In Hill, a comedy pilot for BBC Radio 4 in 2002. She now lives and works with Monika Forsberg in a studio where they have made their film We Believe In Happy Endings.

17 August 2006

a film by Monika Forsberg & Susie Sparrow

direction

director
Monika Forsberg
Susie Sparrow

© Monika Forsberg & Susie Sparrow 2006

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We Believe in Happy Endings front title sequence

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technical

process summary

A textured collage of drawn and digital 2D illustration with DV live-action.

master copy format

format
DigiBeta
colour or black & white
colour

distributor

LUX
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