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The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena, including fresh insight into the mystery of The Emperor's pickled private parts.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2001 4 mins
A watercolour animation about Napoleon Bonaparte. It is a tale of courage and war, heartbreak, death and pickled private parts. Comic colour capers as we learn the tabloid tale of Bonaparte and his not-so bony part. A sensual wash from Waterloo to auctioneers as his pickled portion goes under the hammer. History was never this persuasive. History was never this.
Commissioned by Animate!
Bradley Manning Had Secrets
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2011 5 mins
The story of Chelsea Manning (formerly known as Bradley), not as a Wikileaks 'hacktivist', but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscience and a crisis-of-gender-identity.
The Black Dog's Progress
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2008 3 mins
A series of flipbooks tell the sad story of the Black Dog.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2009 5 mins
Tad's Nest - the place where eels mature before being compelled to return to a location using only memories of sensations to guide them.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2012 3 mins
A black and white, kaleidoscopic, multi-layered, hyper-kinetic typographical poem.
The Life Size Zoetrope
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2007 6 mins
A film about the cycle of life on one giant wheel. The Life Size Zoetrope is the celebratory life story of one man, told via a one-take live action shot of a human zoetrope containing the film.
Imperial Provisor Frombald
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2013 4 mins
The true story of a Serbian clerk who became embroiled in the world's first vampire hysteria.
Ramsgate's Odeon and the demolition of a Herne Bay cinema
Amateur film 1985 8 mins Location: Ramsgate
Watch in horror as two of Kent's Art Deco cinemas await their terrible fate at the hands of developers
A Village in West Sussex: Slinfold.
Amateur film 1980 7 mins Location: Slinfold
Reg Charman's Sussex burr is the perfect accompaniment to this charming film about the village of Slinfold - complete with old railway lines, a church, a pub and a caravan site
Morris Dancers invade Horsham
Amateur film 1989 4 mins Location: Horsham
Gangs of bearded men in smocks vie with women in clogs as rival teams dance their way through the quiet streets of Horsham in this Morris Dancing extravaganza from 1989
Amateur film 1980 6 mins Location: Crawley
Crawley is the venue for a great gathering of buses and coaches to celebrate a half-century of Green Line services in this memorable film from Beryl Armstrong
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
A Visit to Arundel Castle
Amateur film 1972 9 mins Location: Arundel
Join the Greenyers as they spend an enjoyable day at Arundel Castle - walking about the gardens and viewing the surrounding countryside from the battlements.