The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling seemed to go down well at Bradford Animation Festival last month. Unfortunately I couldn't get up north to attend but thought I'd post these two mentions the film recieved. The first is on the National Media Museum's blog by Zara Hussain who thought the film was 'incredibly humorous'. Read the piece here. The second was on a blog by animation student Cassandra Adsett who described the film as 'lovely'. Read the piece here.
I'm also delighted to announce that Afraid of Falling has been selected to show across the UK on the BBC Big Screens scheme. The screens are used to showcase all kinds of entertainment from live broadcasts of operas to sport to short films and the screens appear in around twenty cities around the UK including Portsmouth, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmigham.
Geraldine McCullagh, Editor, Screens' Operational Centre said,
"We’re always on the lookout for material of sufficient interest and quality to appear on all our screens. This time it’s a selection of animations from Newport Film School that were particularly beautiful and engaging, and it’s not the first time we have taken their submissions to the Screen Manager in Wales to go UK wide."This is what I said (for the film school press release),
BBC Big Screens is an exciting opportunity for my film to reach thousands of people in a unique way; I love the idea that people could stumble across the animations whilst in a city centre. Screening at film festivals is great but this gives the film a platform to reach a wider audience which is important to me. It's a real privilege to have been selected and a significant break for the film.