Film Commissions 2005

2005 Animation Commission

Commissioned by Exeter Phoenix Digital with support from Exeter City Council Little Dog Turpie Ben Mars Out from the deep, dark woods, creep, creep creeping come the Hobyar men… Woodcut animation makes a traditional tale to keep children awake at night.


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is fat-lady-on-the-head-o-a-pin.jpgThe Fat Lady Dances on the Head of a Pin Tanya Morel A wryly-melancholic reflection on the way we juggle our lives.

2005 Short Film Commissions

Commissioned by Exeter Phoenix with support from Devon County Council The Gatsby Syndrome Joshua Gaunt Tramp by day, millionaire by night. An ethereal re-imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. A Pottle O’Brains Elizabeth Jane Baldry Fed up with being ridiculed, a village fool visits the local wise woman to try and buy some brains, but she states a high price. Tim’s Big Adventure Harrison Willmott Follow the adventures of Tim as he escapes his animated world into the real world. Before I Go To Sleep Cara McVean Two girls in their mid twenties lead very separate lives but every night they climb into bed together and share stories and ideas before they go to sleep. Influenced enormously by minimalist set based features like Dogville, Before I Go To Sleep draws a comparative line between theatre and film and obliges the audience to suspend their disbelief with undisguised use of props and narration direct to the camera. Tea With Mrs Castevet Ed Spencer Felicity, Richard’s wife has accidentally killed the neighbour’s cat. When their neighbour, Mrs Castevet returns from holiday, Felicity mysteriously disappears and Richard makes a disturbing discovery. Rehearsal James Farmer A man at his lowest considers the various ways of ending it all. Ever the pragmatist, each option is seen in terms of a scientific experiment. With a subtle balance of humour and tragedy, the film leads us to his final choice. The Nightless Night of Jerri Hart Ben Sherriff Holistic living, coffee, jazz and badgers, ‘The Nightless Night’ is a short with swing, so sit back and relax with Mr. Jerri Hart.