27,000 children took part in Aardman’s The Tate Movie Project plotting, scripting and drawing the half-hour animation The Itch of The Golden Nit, a colourful and surreal adventure making it the largest “crowd-sourced” animation ever. Director Sarah Cox talks about the project from initial idea to finished film.
Part of our second season of Bristol Genius, 1-4 December 2011, Arnolfini and Watershed, Bristol
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Sarah Cox studied Animation at the Royal College of Art graduating in 1992. She has since worked as a director of short films and commercials, most notably Plain Pleasures commissioned by Channel 4 and completed in 2001, winner of a Silver Dove at Leipzig; and Heavy Pockets, a six-minute commission from S4C, which was nominated for the Short Animation BAFTA 2005 and won Best Animation at Savannah Film Festival 2005. She joined Picasso Pictures in 1994 and left in 2002 to set up ArthurCox with Sally Arthur. She has worked with Aardman Animations on a number of projects including directing a short film for the ‘Live Earth’ concerts Don’t Let It all Unravel. Sarah has also produced a number of projects including the short film John and Karen directed by Matthew Walker, winner of best animation for adults at Ottawa 2007. She has taught at Savannah College of Art and Design and The National School of Film and TV (2001-2003).
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