'Lonely Bones' | Rosto
Every year we get more
than 2,000 entries and – trust us – there is some
REALLY wild stuff in there. Animation is the artform that
really cuts loose, supercharges and celebrates some of the
wildest imaginations on the planet. It is THE vehicle to visualise
the most improbable ideas, the most radical of creative transitions
and to hoist up on the screen the most over-the-top ideas.
Late Night Bizarre is a great wharf
to tie some of those boats to but not every uber-animation
fits that vibe. Enter ‘Animation Xcess’, a home
for the extreme idea, the impossible-to-describe plot and
the bone-fide bubbling-over-the-brim excess of imaginative
> Late Night Bizarre
> FEATURE: 'The Pain & The Pity',
Director/Producer: Allison Schulnik
USA, 4'23, 2011
One of the most intense examples of plasticine
animation we’ve ever received. WAY beyond anything that
could be described or storyboarded.
Director: Peter Millard
Producer: Animation staff, Royal College of Art
UK, 1'09, 2012
A galloping cavalcade of full-speed, uber-morphing
Director: Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi
Producer: The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School
POLAND, 3'33, 2012
Protein Supreme! A close-up look at meat
in all its wriggly, wobbly, moist and erotic splendour.
Director: Ayasa Kugenuma
Producer: Mitsuko Okamoto
JAPAN, 5'41, 2012
A mottled, psychedelic pastiche of high-speed,
naked salad-munching, very naughty poses in giant ice-cream
sundae bowls and very odd goings-on amidst the fruit salad.
Director/Producer: Mari Jaye Blanchard
USA, 3’05, 2012
A disturbing, eviscerating visual essay
on the flesh-tearing issue of body image.
Directors: Marine Brun, Floriane Hetru, Antoine Foulot, Pauline
Giraudel, Sebastien Dusart, Jean-Guillaume Culot
FRANCE, 6'20, 2012
An explosive, savagely
beautiful look at just how a dark, vengeful angel – unleashed
for all the right reasons – can consume and overpower
Love – Ea’s Garden
Director/Producer: Sara Koppel
DENMARK, 6'26, 2012
The best kind. A beautifully graphic depiction
of the simplest of the karma sutra artforms.
Director: Shizuka Miyazaki
Producer: Taruto Fuyama
JAPAN, 3'10, 2012
On the Bizarre-o-Meter, this gets 11 outa
10. A weird little creature succumbs to a kind of animated decomposition
before the entire scene is overrun by competing herds of teeth
and wriggling thumbs.
Director/Producer: Einar Baldvin
USA, 2'30, 2012
An utterly demented, insanely constructed,
high-speed romp through a frenzied blizzard of constantly morphing
images that have been dragged kicking and screaming from the
Director: Eamonn O'Neill
Producer: Animation staff, Royal College of Arts
UK, 4'30, 2012
Just because you say it a hundred times
doesn’t make it so. Fine is very much in the eye of the
Director/Producer: Grace Nayoon Rhee
SOUTH KOREA, 6'09, 2012
Never ever stick your finger into a hairy,
squishy thing. Walking on broken glass isn’t a very good
idea either. All these things should be left to the experts.
Director/Producer: Eric Bent
CANADA, 4'22, 2013
There are lots of different ways to express
yourself and here are a few of the noisier ones.
Producers: Rosto, Nicolas Schmerkin
HOLLAND, 10’00, 2012
The best way to close this exploration of
the extreme. The latest, dark masterpiece from the crown Prince
of Extreme himself, Rosto.
no dialogue / S = subtitles