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Synopsis

Francis is an account of the creation of a 9-year-old 'defective' animated character. As the draughtsman’s hand goes to work and Francis attains animated consciousness, his behaviour is observed and assessed by a child psychologist. The boy’s responses – initially slow and apparently flawed – develop in unusual comic directions as the examination progresses.
As his vocalisations begin to address the nature of his animated world and the psychologist continues to try and interpret his actions, it appears that Francis may ‘break out’ once and for all and become a ‘real’ animated character. Francis playfully addresses notions of construction and the role that language plays in interpreting, classifying and creating certain types. In an animated world populated by impressionable idiot figures, mischief-makers and oddballs with strange vocal mannerisms, Francis puts the cute but simple cartoon character into therapy for a case study of 'animated behaviour'.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
3 mins 36 secs
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Richard Squires (aka Let Me Feel Your Finger First/ LMFYFF)
Producer
Animate Projects
Editor
Let Me Feel Your Finger First
Director of Photography
David Raedeker
Sound
Byron Blake
Principal Cast
Gary Mackay, Will Eaton
Film Image
© LMFYFF

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Last updated 22nd November 2018

Production Company

Let Me Feel Your Finger First
info@letmefeelyourfingerfirst.com
http://www.letmefeelyourfingerfirst.com

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Company

LuxWaterlow Park Centre
Dartmouth Park Hill
London
N19 5JF
+44 (0)20 3141 2961
info@lux.org.uk
distribution@lux.org.uk
http://www.lux.org.uk