The hunchback and the swan

Kultys, Dotty ORCID logoORCID: (2017) The hunchback and the swan. In: FMX 2017, 2 May - 5 May 2017, Stuttgart, Germany. (Unpublished)


‘The Hunchback and the Swan’ is a short animation directed by Dotty Kultys and narrated by UK’s Storytelling Laureate Taffy Thomas, MBE. The film was created using mixed techniques: paper cut-outs, collagraphy, pixilation and 2D digital animation. A core group in the production team was made up of UWE Animation students, and the entire process was mentored by Peter Lord, Co-Founder and Creative Director at Aardman Animations. Adapting folk tales for screen was the underlying exploration theme during the film’s production. The investigation process resulted in an article written for The History Press: ‘The challenges of adapting a folk tale’, and in a talk presented at the 2017 FMX Conference in Germany as part of the ‘Animation: The Quest for Young Talent’ thread. ‘The Hunchback and the Swan’ was screened at 25+ festivals worldwide, including the BAFTA qualifying Brest European Short Film Festival in France and the Academy Award qualifying Anima Mundi Festival in Brazil.

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