Monday, April 12, 2010

rick's thick

TANDEM's very own Rick Bland is back on stage again, this time appearing in his self-penned play 'Thick'. 'Thick' is a black comedy in which we travel with Rudolph, a sweet-natured simpleton, through a bleak but beautiful landscape of chance encounters, deceased realtives and family secrets.

'Thick' will be playing for two nights at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington (2nd & 9th May); to be followed by a run at the Brighton Fringe Festival at the Nightingale Theatre (14th-18th May). Further details can be found here.

pete's pigs

Following on from the success of 'Over The Hill', TANDEM director Peter Baynton has just completed work on a new animated short film.

'Save Our Bacon' tells the story of an honest Lincolnshire farmer squeezed by the insatiable supermarket economy and struggling to survive. Dennis hatches a desperate plan to boost his herd and resorts to a spot of DIY genetic modification...

The new film was produced under Channel 4's 4mations Digital Shorts scheme and will receive its festival premiere soon.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

in the mag

TANDEM director Chris Gavin (that's me writing in the third person again) wrote a couple of articles for Digital Arts magazine recently. Here's how the spreads turned out...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

coming soon on dvd...

Simon's Cat 'TV Dinner' and 'TXT ISLAND' are amongst the many fine short films selected for the upcoming 'Best of British Animation Awards #8' compilation DVD. The disc will be available at specialist retail outlets soon, or check out the BAA website for further details.