Monday, May 31, 2010

NEWS May 2010

Crash! Bang! Wallow? by Jon Dunleavy is shortlisted for the "Official online shorts competition at the Cannes Film Festival presented by the National Film Board of Canada and the Short Film Corner." Known as OOSCATCFFPBTNFBOCATSFC for short – it's a competition that requires people to vote. Please click on the link below and vote if so inclined. All votes are welcome. Feel free to pass this link on to anyone who might enjoy the film.

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Congratulations to TANDEM director Simon Tofield whose first book, based on his internet phenomena Simon's Cat, has sold over half a million copies since its release on the 1st October 2009. The book is on sale in 23 countries and his films have now had over 64 million views. The second book will be released on the 1st of October 2010.

Friday, May 21, 2010

crash bang winner

Congratulations to TANDEM director Jon Dunleavy for winning the National Film Board / Cannes Festival online competition. Jon's lastest short film 'Crash Bang Wallow' is the poetic tale of a down at heel Hollywood stuntman. You can view the winning film here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

postcard from stuttgart

The 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has just concluded and your international festival correspondent can happily report that the screenings of Speechless and TXT ISLAND both received a nice response from the festival audience. Both films screened well with appreciative chuckles in all the right places.
The ITFS was packed with great work; lots of inspirational stuff, both in the International Competition and numerous other programmes.

Oh yes, and there was also some fantastic sousaphone-based hip hop...

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Simon's Cat Book breaks 1/2 million in Sales

Congratulations to TANDEM director Simon Tofield, whose first book based on his internet phenomena, Simon’s Cat has sold over ½ a million copies since its release on the 1st October, 2009. Due to all the pat's on the back Simon has received because of this good news, he is now working out of his home, with his bruises covered in arnica. To avoid a similar fate on the 1st of October, 2010 when his second book is released, Simon is having an inflatable body suit constructed. The 1st book is on sale in 23 Countries and his films have now had over 64 million views.