Listen to this year’s 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards nominees in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories discuss their innovative and experimental fiction, non-fiction and animation short films.
Barnaby Blackburn - Wale
Alex Lockwood - 73 Cows
Elizabeth Hobbs - I'm Ok
Angela Clarke - Bachelor 38
Greg McLeod - Marfa
Sandhya Suri – The Field
Director Alex Lockwood on how the documentary came about from his wife sharing a newspaper article about former cattle farmers Jay and Katja Wilde giving up their herd in exchange for sustainable organic vegan farming
I’ve never ever heard of anyone doing anything like, that would make a cool documentary – it didn’t occur to me straight away that I should make the documentary –
Animated Filmmaker and Screenwriter Elizabeth Hobb developed the story on the life and work of expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka. Elizabeth’s approached wasn’t to rush the project, taking over four years to to carefully convey the intense events and traumas of his life,
In a way I was trying to capture the drama and the energy and passion, rather than the mental state – it’s more about editing something than thinking about the emotion
With an extensive background in developing TV documentaries, Angela Clarke explains the freedom of her venture into filmmaking independently and taking the reins in all aspects of the journey.
It’s much more free; not having to commit to a particular style – it was interesting because normally I’m delivering to a channel and they take control over promotion, you have to learn to navigate that territory [film promotion]