Saturday, September 25, 2010

Autumn screeings

There are lots of opportunities to see The Astronomers Sun this Autumn. Highlights include Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S, the Spainish Premiere of The Astronomers Sun at the Festival Internacional de Cinema Fant├ástic de CatalunyaImagine Science Film Festival competition a unique film event that celebrates the integration of science in New York, a special screening at the world famous Ottawa International Animation Festival and screenings at Encounters, Flip and BAF in the UK. Check the Astronomers Sun blog for full details.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2 awards for The Astronomers Sun in USA and Russia!

Saturday 11th September was a big night for “The Astronomers Sun”. It is with huge pleasure I am able to announce two new awards.

“The Astronomers Sun” won the animation award at the 2010 Rome International Film Festival on Saturday in Georgia, USA!

Then across the Atlantic, the VI International Short and Animation Film Festival OPEN CINEMA awarded "THE ASTRONOMER’S SUN" Special Prize from the Organizing Committee «For the mystery of liberation»! I’m told the film was highly estimated by the members of International Jury, organizing committee and rose an enthusiastic response from the side of public.

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Simon and Jessica and our wonderful team who got behind this film and to realise the director’s vision so exquisitely.


To see the recent BBC TV news report about the films recent success at the Northern Futures Awards, you can view it on the BBC news page here.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

BBC TV interview for The Astronomers Sun

We had a very special guest in the potting shed this week. Amanda Harper from BBC Look North came to do a story following the films success at the Northern Futures Awards. We invited her to Simons potting shed in Ilkley to show her were the animation was filmed. You can see the report on BBC news.

From left to right: Amanda Harper, Jessica Cope and Simon Cartwright. With most of the set on display at the National Media Museum, there’s not much left in the potting shed but Simon managed to pull together a small set corner perfect for day.

Henry was let out on day release from the National Media Museum. Here he is having his interview.

Amanda was so friendly and professional and made the whole experience a delight.

Smile - Henry,Simon Cartwirght and Jessica Cope and in the potting shed.

Henry accepting his award.