The Green Wave

14 10 2011

The Green Wave, a documentary that depicts the wave of protests against government vote-rigging in Iran. The film blends filmed footage from the crowd, as well as an illustrated ‘motion comic’ aesthetic to depict the hardship of Iran’s people against state-orchestrated violence.

Directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi and featuring the motion direction of Professor Sina Mostafawy and Ali Soozandeh, The Green Wave will be playing in Dublin, Sheffield, London, Aberdeen and Bradford throughout October and November 2011.

From the website:
“THE GREEN WAVE is a touching documentary-collage illustrating the dramatic events and telling about the feelings of the people behind this revolution. Facebook reports, Twitter messages and videos posted in the internet were included in the film composition, and hundreds of real blog entries served as reference for the experiences and thoughts of two young students, whose story is running through the film as the main thread.”


Untold Tales of the Comic Industry — Kickstarter

23 08 2011


Pledge some support for this innovative comic book documentary that aims to highlight the present state of the comic book industry … in all of it’s various guises! Visit the website.

From the website:

“This documentary takes a look at the comic industry from the inside out, guided by writers, illustrators, editors, distributors, Hollywood storytellers, and global fans of the art form. You’ll see the genesis of our shared love of comics, and explore the inspirations that keep creators running. You’ll learn what these creators love about the industry today, and what they hope to see improved for the industry’s survival tomorrow. No topic is off the table: economics, fan culture, the industry’s need to open its ranks to include a wider range of race and gender – it’s all discussed. This film isn’t a tell-all in the scandalous sense, but it IS full of honest stories and opinions offered up by the people behind the pages.”

Patricia Zohn on Walt Disney Animators

19 03 2010

Visit > Patricia Zohn on Walt Disney Animators | Culture | Vanity Fair.

Great article highlighting the tireless work of the many women who worked on Disney Studios production line. Certainly worth a moment of your time if you’ve ever marvelled at the attention to detail and quality of the early Disney cartoon.

Fractured Visions – Comic book documentary

12 01 2010

I made this short documentary last summer. Fractured Visions is an ‘open source’ documentary of the comic book scene in the UK and Ireland. It highlights some of the themes and approaches to the medium that have emerged from social and political issues. This 2 part video features sequential artist David Lloyd (co-creator of V for Vendetta), artist Declan Shalvey, writer/artist Malachy Coney, writer/artist Bridgeen Gillespie and assorted clips from the 2d comic book festival in Derry, Northern Ireland. I’d like to dedicate it to the people who helped me along the way and the comic book writers and artists who kindly gave their boundless enthusiasm and precious time to the project.