'Lonely Bones' | Rosto | Holland

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 animating juice.


> Late Night Bizarre
> FEATURE: 'The Pain & The Pity', Phil Mulloy

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.
> www.allisonschulnik.com
Left Nude
Director: Peter Millard
Producer: Animation staff, Royal College of Art
UK, 1'09, 2012
A galloping cavalcade of full-speed, uber-morphing nudity.
> www.rca.ac.uk/animation
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.
> www.filmschool.lodz.pl
Harapeko Museum
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.
> www.geidai.ac.jp
Bullets For Breakfast
Director/Producer: Mari Jaye Blanchard
USA, 3’05, 2012
A disturbing, eviscerating visual essay on the flesh-tearing issue of body image.
> www.marijayeblanchard.com
Directors: Marine Brun, Floriane Hetru, Antoine Foulot, Pauline Giraudel, Sebastien Dusart, Jean-Guillaume Culot
Producer: Supinfocom
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 its owner.
> www.autourdeminuit.com

Naked 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.
> www.koppelanimation.dk
Deep Awakening
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.
> www.geidai.ac.jp
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 animal depths.
> www.einarbaldvin.is
I'm Fine Thanks
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 beholder.
> www.rca.ac.uk/animation
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.
> www.kiafa.org
Autistic Dissonance
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.
> www.ericbentportfolio.com
Lonely Bones
Director: Rosto
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.
> www.autourdeminuit.com

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