Where to See A MORNING STROLL...
Coming up in 2012...
- USA - Portland International Film Festival - 9 – 25 Feb 2012
- UK - STOKE YOUR FIRES - 10-24th Feb 2012
- BELGIUM - ANIMA - 17th-26th Feb 2012
- USA - THE OSCARS - 26th Feb 2012
- USA - DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL - 29th Feb - 4th March 2012
ABOUT 'A MORNING STROLL'
‘When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we’re left to wonder which one is the real city slicker…’
Loosely inspired by a real life event recounted in Paul Auster’s brilliant book ‘True Tales of American Life‘, ‘A MORNING STROLL’ tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years.
Director Grant Orchard was looking to do a quick project as a break from a large, ever more complicated script he was working on, and had always loved this one paragraph account of a city dweller’s casual encounter with a chicken. Sweetly humorous & intriguing - but also brilliantly slight - the story seemed ideal. Ultimately this new ‘small, quick project’ ended up taking 2 years to make during studio downtime, and in addition, instead of simply making one short story, Grant decided the story would be 3 times better if we made it 3 times in 3 different ways!
As Grant says; 'There is something in the constant repetition of the story that intrigues and yet underlines the utter whimsy of it all, and I like the narrative conflict in that.’
The film was entirely self-funded by STUDIO AKA, utilising people’s talents in-between commercial work. The film’s 3 chapters were made mostly in XSI, but rendered in distinct styles, requiring additional art working in After Effects, Flash and Photoshop.
‘A MORNING STROLL’.
Directed by GRANT ORCHARD.
Produced by STUDIO AKA
Running time 6’47” B&W, Col.
©2011 STUDIO AKA
Previously SEEN & AWARDED at...
- UK - BAFTAS - 12th Feb 2012
- USA - SUNDANCE - 19-29 Jan 2012
- FRANCE - CLERMONT FERRAND - 27Jan - 4 Feb 2012
- HOLLAND - Int. Film Fest' ROTTERDAM / Rotterdamse Schouwburg/City Theatre - 25 Jan - 5 Feb 2012
- SWEDEN - Int. FILM FESTIVAL - 27 Jan - 6 Feb - 2012
- UK - SOHOSHORTS 23rd & 26th July
- PORTUGAL - CURTAS VILA DO CONDE 9-17 July
- KOREA - SICAF 20-24 July
- FRANCE - TALULAH / FESTIVAL FILM MERVEILLEUX July 1st
- UK - WIMBLEDON FILM CLUB - 18th June
- HOLLAND - LEIDEN LLsFE Short Film Fest. 10th June
- FRANCE - ANNECY 2011 6-10 June
- USA - BROOKLYN Film Festival 3-12 June
- UK - BARBICAN/LIAF - Int. Prog 2. 18:45, 28th August 2011
- UK - BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (preview) - Oct 20th
- UK - ONEDOTZERO: EXTENDED PLAY II - Nov 24,26 & 27th
- FRANCE - Paris L'OEIL SUR LES RUES - 15 December
- UK - SHOW ME THE ANIMATION - 10 Jan 2012
- GERMANY - BERLIN BRITISH SHORTS - 9-13 Jan 2012