BBC - 'Words First' animated poetry
I was commissioned by the BBC and Calling the Shots to bring to life two poems - (one) 'After the After Party' by Eve Atkinson and (two) 'Sacrilege' by Billie Meredith. These were created for release on the BBC, iPlayer, and for screening at a UK poetry festival.
I approached these in two completely different styles, both using hand-drawn animation and focusing on the voice of the poet. It was a privilege directing these: highlighting the unique poetic styles of each writer.
Below are short extracts from the films, one of which, 'After the After Party', won the Best Short Form Award from the Royal Television Society in April 2023.
Produced by - Calling the Shots, Ellie Land
Sound design - Laurence Nelson
Animation assistance on Sacrilege - Joanna Sousa Pinto
Colour assistance on After the After Party - Elena Gamper