Black Earth Rising (United Kingdom)
DIRECTOR: Steve Small
PRODUCER: Nicola Kefford-white
About the film:
Animation depicting events around the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath, imaginatively interpreting violent and tragic events – events where, as one character puts it, ‘words would fail’.
Steve Small is a senior director at STUDIO AKA, a multi-BAFTA winning & Oscar & Emmy nominated independent animation studio & production company known internationally for its idiosyncratic & innovative work, expressed across an eclectic range of projects in short films, commercials and TV series animation.
Steve is a master craftsman & artist. In a career that has seen him craft stunning animation for the Disney features “HERCULES” and “FANTASIA 2000” – not to mention creating the hugely successful “MR BEAN” animated series for Tiger Aspect & Richard Purdum Productions. Steve has directed and animated a huge range of commercials at AKA including TELE2, NICKTOONS, UKTV & ORANGE, GREEN FLAG, LLOYDS TSB, GREENIES & the utterly charming SING UP.
More recently, Steve has been crafting the new TSB characters and exploring the outer limits for Hyundai …
Steve is also currently developing a selection of longer format and illustrative projects.
The Best Film of the Month has the Official Selection to Golden Eagles AWARDS and guaranteed screening in the cinema.The rest films for the live screening jury will select from all Winners during a year. We will present the full list of selected films until the Notification Date.
Best Short Film
Best Animation Cinematography