Beatriz Dominguez's short film, Fur Away, for which Contour Chromatic composers Robert Sword and Giles Thomas created the soundtrack, has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Student Award in the animation category. The awards ceremony is taking place on the 9th February at ITV Studios. See the full list of nominees here.
Hear excerpts from the film soundtrack by Rob and Giles or watch the trailer below.
With sound design and music by Contour Chromatic composer Giles Thomas, 'Yen', the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Award winning play (2013) by Anna Jordan, is transferring to the Royal Court Theatre, running from 22nd January to 13th February. The play, which was directed by Ned Bennett, received its premiere early last year at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and received great critical acclaim, including 5 star reviews from The Guardian and The Public Review.
Brady Bonser's short film Reflection, with a soundtrack by Contour Chromatic composers Robert Sword and Giles Thomas, received its world premiere at Laguna Film Festival, in Laguna Beach, California, on October 17th. The film conveys the potential consequences of every day-to-day choice people make in their interactions with others, with beautiful cinematography and a surreal narrative used to emphasise its message.
Excerpts from the soundtrack by Rob and Giles will be available to listen to shortly. The film will be publicly available to view online in the first half of next year.
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Beatriz Dominguez Vinuesa's short animated film Fur Away, with an original soundtrack by Contour Chromatic's Robert Sword and Giles Thomas, has been selected for yet another major animated film festival: the Manchester Animation Festival.
Fur Away has already been chosen for Anima Syros, StopTrik International Film Festival and the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival. You can listen to excerpts from our soundtrack below and check out the Manchester Animation Festival website to find out more about the films that will be shown there.
" The Manchester Animation Festival is a celebration of the animated art form. Hosted at HOME in Manchester’s First Street complex, the festival brings one of the UK’s biggest animation hubs together and invites the international community to join us to delight in all things animated. Animation is everywhere, from the smallest smart phone screen to the largest cinematic projection. The Manchester Animation Festival unites artists, practitioners, students and enthusiasts and all those in between to savour the many and varied achievements of the animated form. If you’re an animation insider or just want to see something unique, you don’t have to be an animation boffin to join us for animated short competitions, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions, masterclasses and screen talks from the industry’s finest over three packed days. "
Contour Chromatic composer Robert Sword has been working on the soundtrack for An Evening With Rudyard Kipling, a theatre production documenting the life of writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, starring Robert Hardy, Sarah Parish, Jim Murray, Khalid Aziz and Philip Geddes. Featuring atmospheric music to accompany selected poems by Kipling and a setting of Kipling's My Boy Jack, performed by Rob's band Head North!, the event will take place at the Marlborough College Memorial Hall on the 28th November. The event will be in aid of The Not Forgotten Association, a British charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for those in service who are wounded, injured or sick, as well as for ex-service men & women with disabilities.
Read more about the event and purchase tickets here.
Excerpts from Robert Sword and Giles Thomas's soundtrack to Fur Away, an animated short film by Beatriz Dominguez Vinuesa, are now available to listen to on SoundCloud.
The film has already made the official selection for several international animated film festivals including Anima Syros, StopTrik International Film Festival and the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival.
" The International Animation Festival + Agora of the island of Syros is the largest festival and market of its kind in Greece and one of the 20 most important globally. It started in 2008 and it is annually held in the capital of Cyclades, the neoclassical town of Hermoupolis. The festival comprises screenings, tributes to international animation festivals, artists and studios, media literacy activities for children, youngsters and adults, parties and tons of parallel events. This year, Animasyros launches the Agora animation market section, aiming at becoming a hub of creative professional networking, targeting the development of synergies among animation professionals.
Εvents are free to the public and take place at the imposing Apollo Theatre, the Hermoupolis Cultural Centre, the University of the Aegean premises, the central Miaouli Square and elsewhere. "
Beatriz Dominguez Vinuesa's short animated film, Fur Away, with an original soundtrack by Contour Chromatic composers Robert Sword and Giles Thomas, has been selected for the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival.
Find out more information about the festival below:
" From the charm of Gumby, to the wild adventures of Wallace and Gromit, through the zaniness of Jack Skelington in The Nightmare before Christmas, we have all fallen under the magical spell of characters brought to life by stop-motion animation! Laboriously created by artists moving puppets in tiny increments while recording one image at a time, each short sequence can represent many hours of painstaking attention to detail. Time consuming? Definitely! But the result can be mesmerizing and possess near universal appeal.
Frequently used in television and feature films, stop-motion animation has recently experienced a resurgence. Despite this, getting their work screened can still be a huge struggle for many artists. This is why we have decided to celebrate and encourage the efforts and talent of the many people working in this unique art form. "
Contour Chromatic composers Robert Sword and Giles Thomas will shortly be starting work on The Sound Of London, a short film by Daniel Janes. The film, which follows the story of a London-based sound designer's search for inspiration, will weave music and sound design closely together for a unique effect. More details to follow soon.