27 March 2011

The Girl & the Horse

A small girl is crying because there is a hole in her stomach, suddenly a mysterious horse appears and things begin to change…

This lovely animation was created by award winning director Rebecca Manley who was with Slinky Pictures from 2003-2010. She works in a variety of areas including TV, film and commercials and is also an experienced art director, animator, designer, and model-maker.

Her films have been screened at countless national and international festivals including The New York Children's Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Indie Lisboa Portugal, Sputnik Kino Berlin, The Big Cartoon festival Moscow, Rushes Soho Shorts and the Edinburgh festival.

The Girl & the Horse was also shown at the National Gallery London, in conjunction with the 'Stubbs and the Horse' Exhibition. The film was nominated for Best Music and the Public Choice Award at the British Animation Awards 2004. Her first commercial, for Carte Noire coffee, 'Steam' was long-listed for Best Craft and nominated in the Public Choice category at the British Animation Awards 2006.