Esteemed animator Barry Purves shows off his Tchaikovsky puppet to a captive audience
Highlights included the Bill Plympton masterclass, Cosgrove Hall talk, the Brothers McLeod's entertaining talk through the making of their new film Isle of Spagg produced by the brilliant Helen Brunsdon. Plus, catching up with Barry Purves and seeing his new film Plume which is amazing. This is Purves' first personal short film after a thirteen year gap due to an unfortunate lack of funding during which Barry has made countless theatre productions, written books, directed children's animation and taught animation at nearly every school imaginable across the world. Plume was the next film in the programme after The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling and to be shown in the same screening as Barry's work was a real honour. Having followed the development of the film through Barry I was excited to finally see it up on the big screen. And it looked simply fantastic.
Plume (2011) Dir. Barry Purves © ARTE France & Dark Prince
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Creators of Danger Mouse, BFG, Wind in the Willows: Cosgrove Hall
Joseph Wallace, Brian Cosgrove, Mark Hall, Emma-Rose Dade