I’m currently conducting PhD research focused around animated documentary production in the UK. This page contains up to date information on publications, conference presentations and panels.
A seven-minute animation made in collaboration with composer Hannah Peel and animator Christian Schlaeffer, commissioned by the BFI and BBC4 as part of Animation18. Using audio from interviews recorded around the UK, the film presents a dark tale of love found and lost, woven from fragments of real life broken hearts.
O Hunter Heart was broadcast on BBC4 in December 2018, and is available for a limited time in the UK on BFI Player. Upcoming festival screenings include Encounters Festival in Bristol, Underwire Festival in London, and REX Animation Festival in Stockholm.
This video installation, originally a work-in-progress experiment created in 2013 as part of the sleep paralysis project, has been repurposed for inclusion in Wellcome Collection's States of Mind: Tracing Edges of Consciousness exhibition. You can see a teaser for the installation on NOWNESS, and read a write up of the whole exhibition here. The show runs until October 2016.
FOUNDED IN 2009, RICH PICKINGS ORGANISES EVENTS EXPLORING THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE.
Each event combines film, art, talks, debate and discussion. Event partners have included the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Events have included speakers from the worlds of medicine, particle physics, anomalistic psychology, neuroscience, nanotechnology and psychiatry as well as writers, psychoanalysts, artists, designers and Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning filmmakers and actors.
Currently Rich Pickings is working on the INSIDE OUT series of events, in partnership with leading UK film festivals. These events explore elements of the human condition through science and film and are supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award.
HD | 13:48 | 2015
A short film I produced with support from Film London and the NLFP. Written and directed by Christopher Andrews.
Winner: Best Short Film, Defy Film Festival 2016. Official Selection: Galway Film Fleadh 2016 | Cork Film Festival 2016 | London Short Film Festival 2016 | Manchester International Film Festival 2016 (special mention, Best UK Short) | Valetta Film Festival 2016 | East End Film Festival 2016 | Underwire Festival 2016 | Lviv International Short Film Festival 2016 | Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 | Short of the Week | Vimeo Staff Pick
A music/film collaboration with Industrial Pop artist Gazelle Twin. The work, commissioned by London Short Film Festival and supported by Arts Council England, features organic animation experiments exploring themes of puberty, the body, hallucination, anxiety and phobia using materials including coal, clay, milk, hair and meat. It was premiered with a live performance from Gazelle Twin at the Institute of Contemporary Art on 15th January 2015 and toured to the Watershed in Bristol, FACT in Liverpool, Latitude Festival and Cork Film Festival. You can read a nice write up of the FACT event here.
A SHORT EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SLEEP PARALYSIS.
PRODUCED IN 2013 AS PART OF AN MA IN ANIMATION AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART.
SUPPORTED BY A WELLCOME TRUST ARTS AWARD.
SHOWING IN UK VENUES THROUGHOUT 2016 AS PART OF THE 'DOCUMENT DIFFERENTLY' PROGRAMME, IN 'MOVE IT', A SCREENING INITIATIVE FROM ANIMATE PROJECTS.
WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY; CINEGLOBE FILM FESTIVAL, CERN, SWITZERLAND
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, UK
ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL, UK
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UK
STATE EXPERIENCE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY
IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL, USA
KLIK! ANIMATION FESTIVAL, NETHERLANDS
CORK FILM FESTIVAL, IRELAND
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL, UK
BRANCHAGE FESTIVAL, JERSEY, UK
SHUFFLE FESTIVAL, UK
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, UK
UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL, UK
IMAGINE: AMSTERDAM FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL, NETHERLANDS
FLATPACK FLM FESTIVAL, UK
CHITRAKATHA FILM FESTIVAL, INDIA
INHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL, UK
GREENHORN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UK
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, USA
UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, SWEDEN
NARCOLEPSY UK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, UK
NINEWORLDS GEEKFEST, UK
GREENWICH & SHEFFIELD SKEPTICS IN THE PUB, UK
GV ART AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, UK
I produced this short mood film for a feature project by Christopher Andrews and Jonathan Hourigan.
Director: Christopher Andrews
Voice: Graham O'Mara
DoP: Tony Slater Ling
Editor: Gareth Davies
Sound design: Dominic de Grande
Colourist: Simona Harrison
Thanks to Rushes Postproduction, Grizedale Arts & James Rebanks
© Tony Slater-Ling / Chris Andrews 2014