MAN O MAN

About

When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.

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2016 Program

Year

2015

Country

United Kingdom

Runtime

11 min

Genre

Animation

Credits

Director/Animator

Simon Cartwright

Writer

Simon Cartwright

Producer

Kamilla Hodøl

Music

Terence Dunn

Cinematography

Steven Cameron Ferguson

Editing

Paco Sweetman

Production Design

Sara Taddel

Costumes

Lex Wood

Artist Bio

Since he was just a boy Simon has been consumed by a burning passion. A singular dream which drove him every day to become better, to hone his art and strive towards his ultimate goal; to become the best slap bass player in Leeds. For 6 years he toiled, earning tendonitis in both wrists from furious slapping and popping of heavy steel bass strings, calluses so thick he no longer could feel anything and a stiff neck from grooving so hard.

Then, one cold and stormy night while watching a funk band perform live he had an epiphany, a realisation so devastating he knew in that instance life would never be the same again…….nobody likes slap bass.

Panicked and in a haze of regret at wasting the best years of his life, Simon buried his bass beneath the town’s old oak tree, vowing never to pick it up again. He needed a new role in life, something so simple it would require no training or experience. Something even an idiot could do. Thankfully he had a back up plan. Having once seen an episode of Hey Arnold which was “alright” he decided to become an animation director.

So he moved to London and did an MA at the National Film and Television School and became a director and storyboard artist.

Now he makes films in a variety of mediums such as hand drawn, stop motion and cut out animation. More recently he’s been mixing animation with live action puppetry to combine the worst of everything, bringing him once again to the undeniable truth that he’s wasted his life.

Simon’s next move is to buy a metal detector.