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Animator Daisy’s film is screened at glamorous festival in world

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TALENTED Daisy Jacobs already has an armful of film awards – and now her work will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Animator Daisy, 26, from Gosport, will take her film The Bigger Picture to the prestigious festival later this month.

She has spent months painstakingly creating the 6ft models and shooting the stop-frame animation film.

Daisy, a National Film and Television School student, said: ‘We found out about a month ago – we weren’t allowed to say anything for a while. It’s really good. It’s important for me that people actually see what I’ve made with my team.

‘It’s based on my family slightly, so it’s something I wanted to say as well.

‘I want people to enjoy the technique and style of it, and take something from it.’

Daisy co-animated the piece with Chris Wilder.

The film was one of just 16 chosen from 1,631 entries submitted from all over the world to Cinéfondation selection at the festival.

And it is the only UK film in that category and in the short film category.

It took six months to shoot the stop-frame animation, and plenty of time beforehand to prepare the sets.

‘The character are painted and they’re a little bigger than me, around 6ft 2in, and they come out of the wall with 3D parts and interact with sets,’ Daisy explains.

‘The sets are half real and half painted, so they’re a bit like an illustration.

‘I’ve been developing this idea while I’ve been at the film school the whole time.’

The story is loosely based on Daisy’s family.

It is about two brothers caring for their elderly mother, with one saying she should go in a home and the other disagreeing.

‘My gran was ill and she died the summer before last,’ she said.

‘In a funny way it’s been dealing with that as well.’

Daisy, from St Mark’s, Alverstoke, is a rising star and won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts scholarship in 2012.

The budding director, who is studying directing animation, was short-listed in the Virgin Media Shorts competition in 2011 for her animation, Don Justino de Neve, a satire about a man and his ways with women.

 

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