Dark Glass by Clio Barnard

Dark Glass by Clio Barnard Clio Barnard’s brilliant debut feature The Arbor – an Artangel/Jerwood commission – opens in the UK on 22 October, after Barnard won the Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best New Documentary Filmmaker earlier this year. We’ll be posting an interview with Clio nearer the release date, but in the meantime take a look at Dark Glass. Clio made Dark Glass in 2006 for ...
Tell No One

Seaweed, Tell No One A beautiful, twisty piece of filmmaking from the London-based duo Tell No One, aka Luke White and Remi Weekes. Visit their blog to view more snippets of experimental and lo-fi works-in-progress, but remember to keep schtum – it’s a secret!
Le Grand Content, Clemens Kogler & Karo Szmit

Le Grand Content, Clemens Kogler & Karo Szmit “But you have to face that teenagers like coffee and lets say the stock market are things which won’t stay hot forever.” Here’s an absurd yet rather philosophical film from Austrian filmmaker Clemens Kogler which uses PowerPoint presentation style graphics to plot a curious correlation between teenagers, taxes and the Easter bunny. Best of all the voiceover sounds a ...
Pascal Baes: Topic II

Topic II, Pascal Baes Animate Projects and Portland Green Cultural Projects – APPGCP if you like – currently have a call out for proposals for animated dance projects – download guidelines here. Which reminds us that we’re very keen on Pascal Baes. There’s something unassuming but hypnotic about his work – and it’s an amazing alliance between animation and choreography. Topic II  is from 1990, but there’s more ...
Red Dead Redemption

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 ...
Television is a drug by Beth Fulton

Television is a drug, Beth Fulton Here’s a great animation by Beth Fulton that uses a wry monologue written and performed by American screenwriter Todd Alcott. The combination of kinetic typography with rapid fire shots of advertising imagery and the imploring voiceover make this one compelling video. You’ll probably find you can’t stop watching… or get a sudden hankering for a cheeseburger…
1500 Images of Kate Moss in 60 Seconds

1500 Images of Kate Moss in 60 Seconds, Graham Dolphin, 2001. An oldie but a goodie. Almost a decade on and 1500 Images of Kate Moss in 60 Seconds still packs a punch. Artist Graham Dolphin works across media appropriating objects and icons of the fashion and music industries and reforming them into assemblages that reveal the obsessions and formulas underwriting the temporal world of mass culture. ...