Jo Lawrence, Noriko Okaku and Elizabeth Hobbs are the Crafty Women, three animators at the forefront of their profession who come from diverse backgrounds unified by a hands-on approach to filmmaking, a love of great stories and a willingness to experiment with their work.
Using a variety of hand-made, craft-based techniques such as collage, classic illustration, animated puppetry, watercolour, ink blots and rubber-stamping the Crafty Women’s work borrows from the past but collectively is very much rooted in the 21st Century. Between the three makers their films have been seen widely at animation festivals worldwide, broadcast on national TV and won many awards.
At this very special event all three filmmakers will be in attendance to introduce their films and take part in a post-screening Q&A joined by Abigail Addison (Animate Projects) and Nag Vladermersky (LIAF).
Thanks to Film Hub London for helping to fund this event.
Advance tickets available from the ArtHouse Crouch End website
The Emperor (Liz Hobbs, UK)
A film about Napoleon Bonaparte’s spell on the island of St Helena.
Imperial Provisor Frombald (Liz Hobbs, UK)
The true story of Imperial Provisor Frombald, an administration official from Belgrade, the author of the first documented testimony of the exhumation of suspected vampire, Peter Plogojowitz in 1725.
Little Skipper (Liz Hobbs, UK)
Ink blots of butterflies take shape and fly off the page.
Allegory of Mrs.Triangle (Noriko Okaku, UK)
Who is the mysterious Mrs Triangle? And is she real?
Joyz ‘Electropia’ (Noriko Okaku, UK)
A collagists dream – a riot of colours, patterns and joy.
Best Music Video – Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011
Ylem (Jo Lawrence, UK)
Inside the World-machine a glitch triggers a terminal malfunction.
Glover (Jo Lawrence, UK)
Beware of Gloveland where ferocious glovebeasts reside amongst the other strange glovecreatures.