Johnno’s Dead World Premiere and First Award Win
Johnno’s Dead, Chris Shepherd’s sequel to his Bafta-nominated multi-award winner Dad’s Dead, had its world premiere at the London International Animation Festival in early December. It was presented in the opening night gala as a part of the 10-day festival and the film also received the award for the Best British Film.
Following on from its award-winning debut, Johnno’s Dead is off to an excellent start with its festival run in 2017. January sees screenings at London Short Film Festival and Liverpool’s FACT. The international premiere is in February at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, which is considered one of the most important short film festivals in the world. The film competes in the Lab Competition, which focuses on innovative, unusual and groundbreaking productions.
Johnno’s Dead is a tale of betrayal and revenge told through a seamless blend of live action and numerous animation techniques, which illustrate the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as well as his interaction with the outside world. The film was created through editing and animating the story layer upon layer, resulting in a richly textured, fast-paced and darkly humorous mini-thriller.
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