Sally Pearce, animation, film, artwork, cinematographer, elephants, hallie

Elephants 2008

ELEPHANTS 2008 (Clip) from Sally Pearce on Vimeo.

Director: Sally Pearce
Producer: Johnny Lewsley. Composer: Kylie Earl
Cinematographer: Jean Louis Schuller
Editor: Sergio Vega Borrego
Sound Design: Dominic Fitzgerald.
Production Design: Louise Mathews
Digital Post Production: John Kelly.
VisualFX: Andy Nicholas

WINNER: Welsh BAFTA for Short Film

•BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Olympia Children’s Festival, Athens
•WINNER: BEST FOREIGN FILM, HDFest, Los Angeles and Seattle, USA.
•GOLDEN ELEPHANT CHILDREN’S International Film Festival, Hyderabad, India
•WINNER: Award for Most Creative Idea SHANGHAI Film Festival.
•WINNER: Best Animation, Kerry Film Festival, Ireland
•WINNER: Best Animation, New Hampshire International Film Fest
•Second Place, Children’s Jury Live Action Section, CHICAGO International Children’s Film Festival
•WINNER ‘Out of Sight’ Award at Ffresh Welsh Student Awards.
•WINNER: Best Student Film, Lola Kenya Screen, Kenya.
•Youth Jury Award for Most Innovative Film, Real to Reel Fest, Vancouver
•WINNER: Best Direction, George Lindsay UNA Film Festival, USA.
•WINNER: Vanguard, George Lindsay UNA Film Festival, USA.
•WINNER: Narrative Short Film, Da Vinci Film Festival, USA.
•WINNER: Best Animation, Nickel International Film Festival.
•WINNER: Best Children’s Film, Yosemite Film Festival.
•WINNER: Best Student Film, ‘Skyfest’ Film Competition.
•First Runner Up, Student Animation, Fort Lauderdale IFF
•Special Mention – Special FX, HDFest, Los Angeles and Seattle, USA
•Bronze Palm Award – Mexico Film Festival, Mexico City
•First Runner Up – Production Design Category, Maverick Movie Awards
•Second Runner Up – Special FX Category, Maverick Movie Awards.
•Special Mention – Columbus Int. Film and Video Awards.

•Shortlisted for British Animation Awards
•Nominated for American Academy of Sound Designers GOLDEN
REEL AWARDS 2009 – Verna Fields Award for Student Sound Design.
•Nominated for Producer’s Alliance Best Animation Award.
•Screened everyday on plasma screens at Cannes 2009 as part of a Film Council showcase of British Films.
•Included in a compilation of outstanding British Animation compiled by the British Film Council for
Anim’est, the Bucharest International Animation Festival.


Quote from HDFest, Los Angeles and New York.

You clearly have made a unique and amazing contribution to the World of HD Cinema!’

….a stunning piece of work from the NFTS and I’m sure a team to watch out for in the future. It was a very ambitious film which combined animation and live action in a sophisticated way. The NFTS has always been regarded as the top of the ladder for students, and this film did justice to it’s reputation.’

Review, British Society of Cinematographers.

Kerry Film Festival. The jurors were Jeremy Irons, Michael Fassbender, Simon Brown and James Christopher and the following citation was given to the film by Simon Brown-

Its creativity and joyfulness both surprised and captivated me. Elephants had a unique and individual vision, which I appreciated. Its exploration of imagination felt very personal yet familiar. It was fun to explore and to be a part of this world”.

•  London International Film Festival, Oct, 2008

•  Uppsala International Film Festival, Oct, 2008

•  Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Oct, 2008

•  Tehran International Film Festival, Oct, 2008

•  St Louis International Film Festival, Nov, 2008

•  Foyle International Film Festival, Nov, 2008

•  Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Jan, 2009

•  European Festival Of Film Schoools, Bologna, Feb, 2009

•  Fresg Welsh Students Festival, Feb, 2009

•  Bamkids Festival, New York, Feb, 2009

•  Tricky Women Animation Festival, Vienna, March, 2009

•  Athens Animfest, April, 2009

•  London Independant Film Festival, April, 2009

•  Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, May, 2009

•  Seattle International Film Festival, May, 2009

•  Annecy International Animation Film Festival, June, 2009

•  Shanghai International Film Festival, June, 2009

•  Nickel International Film Festival, St John’s, June, 2009

•  3D Wire Animation Festival, Segovia, Spain, June, 2009

•  Lola Kenya Screen Festival for Children, Nairobi, August, 2009

•  Anonimul International Independant Film Festival, Romania, Aug, 2009

•  Kiev Film Academy Student Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, Aug, 2009.

•  Sopot International Film Festival, Polan, Aug, 2009.

•  Dragon”Con Independant Short Film Festival, Atlanta, USA, Sept, 2009

•  1 Reel Short Film Festival, Seattly, USA, Sept, 2009.

•  ‘Buster’ Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children, Denmark, Sept, 2009

•  Norwhich Film Festival, Sept, 2009

•  IASI International Film Festival, Romania, Sept, 2009

•  Ourense International Film Festival, Spain, Oct, 2009

•  HDFest, Los Angeles, USA, Oct, 2009.

•  New Hampshire Film Festival, USA, Oct, 2009

•  Vancouver Int. Film Festival, Canada, Oct, 2009.

•  CICDAF, China, Oct, 2009.

•  Yosemite Film Festival, USA, Oct, 2009.

•  Bend Film Festival, USA, Oct, 2009

•  La Femme Film Festival, LA, USA, Oct, 2009

•  Flatland Film Festival, Texas, USA, Oct, 2009

•  Kerry Film Festival, Ireland, Nov, 2009

•  Cork Corona International Film Festival, Ireland, Nov, 2009

•  Interfilm “KUKI” Children’s Film Festival, Berlin, Nov, 2009

•  Enoucnters Int. Film Festival, Bristol, Nov, 2009

•  Orlando Film Festival, USA, Nov, 2009

•  Cinema, Tous Ecrans, Geneva, Nov, 2009

•  Evora Film Festival, Portugal, 2009

•  Columbus International Film and Video Awards, Ohio, USA, Nov, 2009

•  Golden Elephant Children’s Film Festival, India, Nov, 2009

•  International Women’s Film Festival, India, 2009

•  Olympia Internional Film Festival for Children, Greece, Dec, 2009

•  High Desert Shorts International Film Festival, USA, Dec 2009

•  “Reel Kids” International Kid’s Festival, Ontario, Jan 2010

•  Trail Dance International Film Festival, USA, 2010

•  Heart of Gold International Film Festival, 2010, Australia

•  Pontino Short Film Festival, Italy, 2010

•  Seattly International Children’s Film Festival USA, 2010

•  ‘REDCAT’ New Orleans Interanational Children’s Film Festival USA, 2010

•  George Lindsay “UNA” International Film Festival, USA, 2010

•  Durango International Film Festival, USA, 2010

•  Amelai Island International Film Festival USA 2010

•  Buff Children’s Film Festival, Malmo, Sweden, 2010

•  International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, 2010

•  Da Vinci Film Festival, USA, 2010

•  Phuket Film Festival, Thailand, 2010

•  Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia 2010

•  San Francisco Women’s International Film Festival, USA 2010

•  Minneapolis – St Paul International Film Festival, USA, 2010

•  Young Audience, International Film Fetival on Clay and Glass, Paris

•  Funchal Film Festival, Madeira, Portugal, 2010

•  Kansas City Film Festival, USA, 2010

•  Sarosota International Film Festival USA 2010