It Came From Pebble Mill

30.06.10
Nuts in May, Mike Leigh Dates: 2-4 July | Location: Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham Our good pals at 7 Inch Cinema have teamed up with Birmingham City University to present a weekend of screenings and events at mac (Midlands Art Centre) to celebrate the remarkable range of drama produced at BBC Birmingham during the 1970s and early 80s under producer David Rose. Recently awarded a ...
Red Dead Redemption

28.06.10
Red Dead Redemption, directed by John Hillcoat If you’re the sort that’s unlikely to devote hours of your life playing open-world videogames, then you may prefer to experience the excellent animated world of Rockstar Games’s Red Dead Redemption in short film form. Renowed Australian Director John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road) has been given free reign to use the computer animation from the film and in ...
Icarus at the Edge of Time

28.06.10
Icarus at the Edge of Time, courtesy of the Southbank Centre Dates: 3 & 4 July | Location: Southbank Centre, London The European Premiere of Icarus at the Edge of Time – a futuristic reimagining of the classic Greek myth set in outer space, based on a stunning book by the world-renowned physicist Brian Greene. The performance includes a cutting-edge film by the Liverpool Arts Prize winning artists ...
The State of Things: Skillset’s Saint John Walker

27.06.10
Saint John Walker, image courtesy of Saint John Walker Skillset is currently “building up the most comprehensive profile of working life in the UK’s creative industries”, gathering evidence to submit to Government about the animation industry’s skills issues and training priorities. We talked to their man with a mission, Saint John Walker. Well Saint, what is Skillset and what’s your job? We’re the Sector Skills Council for ...
Call for animated dance film proposals
25.06.10
Portland Green Cultural Projects and Animate Projects are developing a programme of activities for 20011/12 around animated dance film, including a curated touring programme of historical and new works. Proposals are sought for a new work to be co-commissioned as part of this programme, and artists, animators and filmmakers working in animated dance film are encouraged to submit ideas to the Portland Green Cultural Projects commissioning ...
Ronnie Close

23.06.10
Night Time Room, Ronnie Close Ronnie Close talks to Gary Thomas about his project Night Time Room. The film is showing as part of the group exhibition Based on a True Story at ArtSway in the New Forest, 3 July – 30 August. Night Time Room was commissioned for a South West Screen/Picture This collaboration, Scripted Notion, offering artists an opportunity to make work that engaged with ...
Cliché spotting

23.06.10
www.clichespotting.com For anyone suffering with student-show-fatigue (every year the same-old same-old, re-hashed and disassembled) a handy new iphone app might help you channel your frustration. The brain-child of Pascal Raabe and Barnaby Norwood, Cliché Spotting is a free application allows you to select which college show you are attending and then scroll though their pre-determined selection of ‘art school clichés’, ticking off the applicable as you go. Categories ...