Sunday, February 17, 2013

Article about 'Head Over Heels' - Oscar nominated graduate short film.

Caught this on The Guardian website. Enjoy. The actual film is embedded in the article!

"Call it the Wallace & Gromit effect. A quirky British film called Head Over Heels could be about to upset the natural order in Hollywood and beat Disney to the coveted animation Oscar.

Just like A Grand Day Out, Nick Park's first, much-loved 1989 animation, Head Over Heels was made at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and is now set to make a similar impact overseas. It is the only student film in contention for an Oscar next week.

Describing the animation, directed by Timothy Reckart and produced by Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly, as "one of those stand-out little gems that doesn't come around that often", Park said: "It's a cleverly conceived but simple idea. A clear and inventively told story, very poignant and full of heart. I'm not surprised they're winning awards with Head Over Heels. Much deserved."

1 comment:

  1. I was just about to post this!! I was literally just writing my preface to the stop motion short before posting it!! A very sweet animation!! Here's my preface since I didn't get to post the short:

    "Stop motion short that tells the story of an elderly couple and their journey to finding their own frequency despite being on different wavelengths."