Osbert Parker (Osbert Parker, Fiona Pitkin)
2006, UK, 3'
A passionate homage to the most philosophically pessimistic and aesthetically sophisticated Hollywood genre. Born out of post-WW II trauma and disillusionment film noir poignantly exposed myths and inner tensions of the victorious American masculine culture. In Parker's BAFTA and Cannes nominated short, varieties of characters cut out from film stills, traverse through urban maze-like landscape and interact with manipulated objects, all of these in attempt understand what happened to a blond beauty whose celluloid body is lying covered in a plastic bag while the snails are swarming all around.
Goreč poklon najbolj filozofsko pesimističnemu in estetsko prefinjenemu hollywoodskemu žanru. Rojen iz travme in razočaranja obdobja po drugi svetovni vojni, je film noir bridko razkril mite ter notranje napetosti zmagovite ameriške maskilistične kulture. V Parkerjevem kratkem filmu, nominiranem za nagrado BAFTA in festivala v Cannesu, raznovrstni liki, izrezani iz filmskih posnetkov, potujejo po urbani, labirintu podobni pokrajini, in sodelujejo z manipuliranimi predmeti v poskusu ugotovitve, kaj se je zgodilo s svetlolaso lepotico, katere celuloidno telo leži v plastični vreči, okrog nje pa mrgolijo polži.
Animated and directed by Osbert Parker
Three time BAFTA nominated director Osbert Parker, is perhaps best known for his signature style of using cut-out animation mixed with live action to create one-of-a-kind imaginary landscapes within commercials and short films. He has recently directed 8 unique short films, entitled "STRUNG OUT" for the hit Channel 4 series, MISFITS released online October 2012. Parker is a freelance director who consistently works on a wide range of industry projects. He has worked at Quentin Tarantino’s production company A Band Apart as their first commercial director in 1995 and as Steve Barron’s second unit director on Hallmark’s TV feature length ARABIAN NIGHTS. Parker's short films continue to receive great acclaim on the international film festival circuit. “FILM NOIR” was nominated for best short animated film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in 2006 and also was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. "YOURS TRULY" best short animated film winner at the British Animation Awards was also nominated for a BAFTA in 2008 and selected for Sundance. Both films have been screened at the Telluride Film Festival. His award winning commercial credits include such clients as Coca-Cola, Nike, Budweiser, Orange, The World Wildlife Fund and Gatorade. TV clients inc. BBC, Channel 4, ITV and MTV. Parker was a 2008 UK Film Council Breakthrough Brit and is developing a mixed media feature. He is represented for TV & feature films by Independent in the UK and United Talent Agency in the US.
To find more about Osbert Parker, visit www.osbertparker.com