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THICKER THAN WATER

 

(4:20 / Animation)

Recycled scrap footage of video distortion, computer feedback and damaged film compose a rhythmic visual soundscape, experimenting with the idea of 'seeing' sounds.

Nominated for the McLaren Animation Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Music by Flicker.

 

Simon Ellis represents a new generation of animators who continue the tradition of abstract filmmaking. The character of the material, which under other circumstances would be regarded as noise, changes through the cinematic composition and allows us to appreciate it in new ways.
Rune Kreutz, Oslo Animation Festival

This film jumped out at me in 1998 and I chose it for the Director's Choice programme.  It will give unprepared television viewers a stream of fits as they fiddle with their television controls, and provide academics with an abundance of intellectual feed as they ponder the self-referential nature of a cultural product that highlights the very"materials that enable it to be.  It makes me want to groove!
Chris Robinson, Ottawa International Animation Festival


SCREENINGS /
Edinburgh International Film Festival / Scotland UK (1998)
Flipside Short Film Festival / Nottingham UK (1998)
BBC British Short Film Festival / London UK (1998)
Ottawa International Animation Festival / Canada (1998)
Leeds Fringe Festival / UK (1998)
North by Northwest Film Festival / Liverpool UK (1998)
Transmediale Media Art Festival / Berlin (1999)
Singapore International Film Festival (1999)
Oslo Animation Festival / Norway (1999)
Bradford Film Festival / UK (1999)
Tokyo Video Festival / Japan (1999)
Anima Mundi Animation Festival / Brazil (1999)
New Zealand International Film Festival (Tour) (1999)
Fantoche Animation Festival / Switzerland (1999)
Ani Mac International Animation Festival / Spain (1999)
Leipzig Documentary and Animation Festival / Germany (1999)
Seoul Cyber Film Festival / Korea (1999)
Future Film Festival / Italy (2000)
Stuttgart Filmwinter / Germany (2000)
Rotterdam International Film Festival (From Scratch) (2000)
CineFeel / London UK (2000)
CineFeel / Paris, France (2000)
Ex-Teresa Arte Actual / Mexico City (2000)
Break 21 / Slovenia (2000)
Animatek / Slovenia (2000)
Ottawa International Animation Festival (From Scratch) / Canada (2000)
Tough Eye Animation Fest / Turku Finland (2001)
Beat on Video / Catania, Italy (2001)
Best of Cinefeel / Paris (2002)
Whatever Works / Edinburgh UK (2003)
Zwergwerk Oldenburger Filmtage / Germany (2004)
Tampere International Short Film Festival / Finland (2005)
International Short Film Festival / Balchik, Bulgaria (2005)
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche / Germany (2005)
Halloween Short Film Festival / London (2006)
Northern Film Network / Barrow-in-Furness, UK (2006)
Hull International Short Film Festival / UK (2007)
Interfilm International Short Film Festival / Berlin, Germany (2007)
Timishort Film Festival / Timisoara, Romania (2009)
GoShort International Short Film Festival / Nijmegen, Netherlands (2010)
Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media / Stuttgart, Germany (2011)
The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge / Germany (2012)