John and Karen

John and Karen

Matthew Walker, UK, 2007Mini DV, Colour, 3'

Karen the penguin is not pleased to see John the polar bear on her doorstep. Their argument last night has put her in a very bad mood and John is on egg shells. John has had time to think, however, and has put together an apology that he hopes will appease her bad temper; he just needs an opportunity to say it out loud with Karen in earshot. A cup of tea and a sit down would also be good. Karen reluctantly obliges.

02 August, Kino Lumbardhi, 16:00

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Director: Matthew Walker
Producer: Sarah Cox
Cinematographer: Matthew Walker
Editor: Ben Lole
Sound: Oliver Davis, Tom Russell

Director's Biography

Graduated from Newport College Wales with his first film "Astronauts", which went on to win ten awards, including Best Student Film at the British Animation Awards and Best Graduation Film at Annecy International Animation Festival. "John and Karen" is Matthew's second film.

Festivals and Awards:

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2007, Germany. Best Animation – Melbourne International Film Festival 2008, Australia. Best Short Short – Aspen Short Fest 2008, USA. International Festival for Animation and Short Films, Filmfest Dresden 2008, Germany. Uppsala ISFF 2007, Sweden.


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