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I’m OK

Elizabeth Hobbs
2018 | 6 min
Handmade ink and paint drawings

Selections and Awards

  • British Short Animation Nominee BAFTA 2019 (British Academy Film Awards)

  • Official SelectionAnnecy 2018

  • Official Selection - Narrative Short Animation CompetitionOttawa International Animation Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionDok Lepizing - 2018

  • Official SelectionLondon International Animation Festival - 2018

  • Official SelectionFestival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) - 2018

  • Official SelectionClermont-Ferrand Festival du court métrage 2018

  • Official SelectionEdinburgh International Film Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionFestival international du court métrage au Saguenay 2019

Inspired by the life and art of Oskar Kokoschka (1886 – 1980)


Short Synopsis

Excerpt


Interview with Elizabeth Hobbs


Creative Process


About Oskar Kokoschka

Images

Promotional Materials

Team


Elizabeth Hobbs
Director - Animator - Producer
Biography
Photo
Photo : Joe Lawlor


Elizabeth Hobbs

Elizabeth Hobbs is an animator based in East London. Hobbs’ films (including The Emperor, The Old, Old, Very Old Man, The True Story of Sawney Beane and G-AAAH) are notable for their strong narratives and use of diverse techniques (e.g., ink on bathroom tile, typewriters, watercolour on paper, butterfly prints, and rubber stamps), and are often based on unusual and overlooked historical stories and figures. Hobbs has won many awards, and her work has screened at numerous international film festivals. She enjoys sharing her practice through lecturing and workshops, and often collaborates with artist Emily Tracy and the Creative Research Collective.


Abigail Addison
Producer (Animate Projects)
Biography
Photo


Abigail Addison

Abigail Addison is a producer and Director of Animate Projects, an arts agency working at the intersection of film, animation and art. Over the past 10 years, she has produced many innovative projects for clients such as Channel 4’s Random Acts, including Elizabeth Hobbs’ short film Imperial Provisor Frombald. She also co-produced Chris Shepherd’s Johnno’s Dead, which won Best British Film at the 2016 London International Animation Festival and Best Animation at the 2017 Aesthetica Short Film Festival.


Jelena Popović
Producer (NFB)
Biography
Photo
Photo : Carrier Haber


Jelena Popović

Producer at the NFB Animation Studio since January 2014, Jelena forged her skills as production manager and associate producer on conventional, interactive and hybrid documentary and animation films. She directed and co-wrote the documentary The Knights of Orlando (2007) and edited Patrick Doyon’s Oscar-nominated short Sunday, as well as three editions of NFB’s acclaimed Hothouse program. She co-produced with Marcy Page Theodore Ushev’s Blood Manifesto (Prix Créativité, FNC 2015), Sheldon Cohen’s My Heart Attack, (Best Animated Short, Cleveland Int’l Fest) and Munro Ferguson’s Minotaur VR. With Maral Mohammadian, she co-produced Naked Island, a series of public service alerts by some of the top Canadian animators exposing the dark underbelly of modern times. Her latest releases are Hedgehog’s Home, a stop-motion fable about cherishing one’s home directed by Eva Cvijanović and co-produced by Vanja Andrijević (Bonobostudio, Croatia), which won over 30 prizes including Special Mention at Berlinale and Prix Jeune public in Annecy, and Manivald, a gender-ambiguous tale about the boomerang generation by Chintis Lundgren, a coproduction with Estonia and Croatia selected at Sundance, SXSW, Annecy and awarded at OIAF, LIAF, NYSFF, Aspen, Denver, Manchester etc.

Credits

Directed and animated by
ELIZABETH HOBBS

Music excerpts from

Dance of the Furies
by Christoph Willibald von Gluck
from Orfeo ed Euridice
Courtesy of Countdown Media

Che fiero momento
by Christoph Willibald von Gluck
from Orfeo ed Euridice
Courtesy of Hungaroton

Air baroque
with the permission of PIERRE YVES DRAPEAU

Sound design
SACHA RATCLIFFE

Re-recording
SERGE BOIVIN

Picture editing
ELIZABETH HOBBS

Online editing
YANNICK CARRIER

Titles
MÉLANIE BOUCHARD

Technical director
ELOI CHAMPAGNE

Technical coordination
RANDALL FINNERTY
LUC BINETTE

Produced with the support of
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
ELEPHANT TRUST
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY

Photograph from
Erinnerung – ein Film mit Oskar Kokoschka
Courtesy of Filmarchiv Austria

Administration
VICTOIRE-ÉMILIE BESSETTE
ROSALINA DI SARIO
DOMINIQUE FORGET

Marketing
GENEVIÈVE BÉRARD
MICHELLE ROZON

Producers
ABIGAIL ADDISON (ANIMATE PROJECTS)
ELIZABETH HOBBS
JELENA POPOVIĆ (NFB)

Executive producers
GARY THOMAS (ANIMATE PROJECTS)
MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA (NFB)

 

 

 

 

 

 



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