Marcus Armitage's New Work for Alain De Bottons 'School of Life'

Using cutout animations to illustrate Alain De Bottons witty 'What is Literature For', Marcus' latest animation went live yesterday, this time breathing visual life into De Bottons 'School of Life'.

Through his witty and literate books -- and his 'New School of Life -- Alain de Botton helps others find fulfillment in the everyday. Why should we spend our time reading novels and poems when, out there, big things are going on? The School of Life explains why we should be reading - and how we can prescribe literature as a cure for life's many ailments. Marcus' film is a perfect visual compliment to Alains witty words.

Marcus had the following to say about the project: 'It been a great experience working with such a fun technique, and I will be continuing to create similar new work alongside my hand drawn style in the near future'. 

Marcus is at Encounters Festival supporting his film 'Over Dinner', which is screening tonight.

To view the film, please click here

Chris Shepherd's Holly Johnson Music Video to Broadcast on BBC One

For those of us with a winning ticket to Saturday night's Lottery might be in for another, equally as enjoyable, Chris Shepherd-inspired surprise. 

A thirty-second clip of Chris' new music video for Holly Johnson's latest single, In And Out Of Love, will air during the National Lottery's Prize Draw on BBC One at 20.20, immediately after Dr. Who. 

Holly will be at hand to introduce the video himself, having been assigned the role of pressing the magic lottery button to start the machine. 

If you aren't planning on staying in - and will in fact be celebrating your £4m jackpot win - you can also watch the music video here

Kiss The Water screening and Q&A for Em Cooper at Berwick Film Festival

On Sunday 21st September Berwick Film Festival are hosting a special screening of Kiss The Water.

Opening with a presentation of clips of my previous animation work, the event will include a short Q&A chaired by Genni Poole of the Berwick Film Society, followed by the film.

Afterwards, there will be an informal discussion held in the bar.

It should be an interesting time and place to discuss Kiss The Water - a film which celebrates Scotland, screening in the northernmost town in England, the weekend after Scotland’s vote for independence…

More information and tickets are available here

Looking forward to seeing you there if you are able to join us,


Chris Shepherd's 'In And Out Of Love' music video for the illustrious Holly Johnson

We're delighted to announce the release of Film Club's Chris Shepherd's new music video for Holly Johnson's latest single 'In And Out Of Love'. To watch Holly performing with other characters in the video, click here

And here's Chris in his own words to talk about the project!

So, Chris what's the promo all about?

"I wanted to use the people getting their photos taken in a photome booth as metaphor for love. When you go into a photome booth you act differently. Its a heightened moment where you have a sneaky kiss, or argument. Its a place where we reveal a lot about ourselves, our hopes, fears and secret dreams. 

It was fun to work within limits. We had the booth as a one shot scenario with 35 actors. Each had their own character and back story. From the hen and stag party to the woman with altezhimers with her carer. All aspects of life and ages are in there. I had a few actors from my previous films in there, like Kay noone, dave Kent and Pricilla adae. So if you know my films keep an eye out. Everyone was amazing. Many many thanks to our casting director Lin Cordoray. Who has cast all of my dramas. 

I absolutely loved shooting the promo. As I always do. I could shoot all day long and all night and have a beamer on my face.  It was a joy to be working with Holly. I can't wait for his new album to be released at the end of the month. 


Director and Writer: Chris Shepherd
Producers: Alex Bedford and Rebecca Gravil
Director of Photography: Sarah Bartles-Smith 
Camera Assistants: Chole Winn and Imogen Woolley 
Studio Manager: James Partridge
Casting Director: Lin Cordoray 

Editor: Miikka Leskinen
Costumes: Kitty Bennett
Props and Art Direction:Kat Pang
Colourist: Danny Atkinson