The Festival is showing a selection of Dad's short films, including many of my favourites - A Christmas Carol, Love Me Love Me Love Me, and his most recent film - Circus Drawings, which took a record-breaking 50 years to complete.
|Circus Drawings - fifty years in the making|
|A Christmas Carol - 1973|
Cresta Bear, The Nine Lives Cat, the Chicago Bird Ad - they are all hugely imaginative and funny. Excellent ideas brought to life by brilliant animation. One, an advert for an oil company, is as close to an animated Turner painting as you'll ever get. Another is an animated version of a Renaissance painting of cherubs (by Raphael I think) narrated by Kenneth Williams (who did tons of voice-overs), and advertising baby wipes - magnificently absurd. Dad always said he hated doing commercials, but I can't help thinking he must have had a good deal of fun along the way.
Dad will be doing a short Q and A at the end. You can find out more information from the official website here.
(Editor's Note: If you can't make it to Edinburgh, don't worry, the Bristol Encounters Festival will be running the same programme in September. More news on that in the coming weeks.)