Friday, 14 June 2013

Derek & his shells

This lovely short film is part of the Channel 4 Random Acts series:

There are so many lovely things about this film - subject matter (it is about a lifetime of collecting), local connections with the subject matter (Derek Howlett) and the animator (Phoebe Halstead) being south-east Norfolk people, the animation, the timelapse, the sentiment that we have to understand to protect and the sheer beauty of the shells. I love it!

1 comment:

  1. I already left a comment which seems to have disappeared - I love this film. It reminds me of a film a student of mine (*Mollie Bowen) made a few years ago about a man who collected toy tractors. The interplay between the diligent obsession and the wonderful Norfolk accent and the quirky animations is terrific. 'That was when my life started' - fantastic.