© 2018 by Adara Todd.

Twiddly Things

Jun 2016

Dir. Adara Todd

Running time 4'13"

This short animated film follows a stream of consciousness from Polly Hancock, an old lady living in Goring who suffers from Alzheimer's.
Prepare to be taken on an emotional journey as Polly describes how the dementia has affected her life, and how aware she is of the change in her surroundings. Polly's real emotion is paired with a mixture of stop motion and 2D hand drawn animation as they attempt to visualise and bring some kind of understanding to her words.

Director / Producer / Animator: Adara Todd
Music: Bankey Ojo

 

Awards, Festivals and Screenings

  • TriForce Film Festival 2017 - Winner Best of the Fest, (London)

  • BAA British Animation Awards 2018 - Finalist, (London)

  • WFTV Lifetime Shorts Competition 2016 - Winner, (London)

  • Annie Awards  2017- Finalist, (Los Angeles)

  • Cheap Cuts Documentary Festival 2017 - Winner Best Mini Doc (London)

  • Doc Sunback Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection (Kansas, USA)

  • CINANIMA 2017 - Nomination, (Portugal)

  • Animex Awards 2017 - Nomination, (United Kingdom)

  • Zlin Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection, (Czech Republic)

  • InScience, Dutch International Science Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection, (Netherlands)

  • Big Cartoon Festival 2017 - Official Selection, (Moscow)

  • ZIEFF 2017 - Official Selection, (Romania)

  • Arohanui Film Festival  2017 - Official Selection, (New Zealand)

  • Super Geek Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection ,(Florida, USA) 

  • Whistle Stop F.I.L.M Festival 2017 - Official Selection, (Tennessee, USA)

  • The Shortest Nights 2017 - Semi Finalist, (London)

  • ReAnima 2017 - Nomination, (Norway)

  • Alright Short Film Festival 2017 - (London)

  • London International Animation Festival 2016- Nomination, (London)

  • Animateka Festival 2016 - Official Selection, (Slovenia)

  • Underwire Festival 2016 - Nomination, (London)

  • Anim!Arte Festival 2017 - Official Selection, (Brazil)

  • Prime the Animation 2016 - Official Selection, (Spain)

  • Priit Parna Animated Film Festival 2016- Official Selection, (Estonia)

  • Monstra Festival 2017 - Official Selection, (Portugal)

  • Beeston Film Festival 2017 - B'Oscar Nomination, (Nottingham)

  • Screened at Curzon Cinema Soho, 2016

  • Screened online at Curzon Home Cinema, 2016

  • Screened at the Molinare Carnaby, 2017

  • Screened at the House of Commons, 2017

  • Broadcasted on TV on the Lifetime Channel, 2016

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