Any Instant Whatever

Michelle Brand

From the creator:

A man in a room, in a film – it is the becoming of something and simultaneously becoming in itself. Nothing is as solid as we believe.

The film explores our perception of time, bodies and objects, and our inability to comprehend the full motion of things.

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Behind the Scenes:
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Press Kit:
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Everything around us, including our bodies and our 'self' is constantly moving, changing and transforming, and yet we can only comprehend time by dividing it up into static differences, only making the before and after visible. The complete flow of transitions remains incomprehensible to us.

Animation as a medium is the perfect tool to explore such philosophical ideas about time, movement and change - we seem to perceive movement through still images, yet each frame remains invisible to our eye. The film is a visual and conceptual journey, where time and movement become, alongside with the image itself, just another coordinate to abstract and experiment with. The room, the man, the film - everything moves and becomes one changing entity until it all dissolves and deconstructs completely, leaving only movement behind.

Director, Animator & Sound Design: Michelle Brand
Sound Mix and Additional Sound Design: Ed Rousseau
Colouring Assistants: Jiaqi Wang, Leo Metcalf, Agata Leniartek, Paige Anderson, Jordan Brunton, Megan Earls, Liang-Hsin Huang

Awards:
Raindance Film Festival - Best Animation 2020
Rhode Island International Film Festival - Grand Prize, Best Experimental 2020
Rhode Island International Film Festival - Grand Prize, Best Animation 2020
Short to the Point – Best Animation 2020
AEAF Awards - Silver Award for Student Film 2020
Animation Block Party - Best Student Film 2020
KuanDu International Animation Festival - Nominated for KuanDu Animation Award 2020
VOID – Nominated for Lejf Marcussen Award 2021

Selected Film Festivals/Screenings:
Flatpack Film Festival 2020
Monstra Animation Festival 2020
Annecy 2020
Palm Springs Shortfest
Animator (Animator Unscreened) 2020
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020
Animation Block Party Film Festival 2020
Fest Anca 2020
Cardiff Animation Festival 2020
Chaniartoon - International Comic & Animation Festival 2020
Encounters 2020
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2020
Animasyros International Animation Festival 2020
Animatou 2020
Anifilm 2020
Uppsala Short Film Festival 2020
Banjaluka International Animation Film Festival 2020
KuanDu International Animation Festival 2020
Raindance Film Festival 2020
Leeds International Film Festival 2020
Etiduda & Anima 2020
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020
London International Animation Festival 2020
Balkanima - European Animated Film Festival 2020
Bit Bang International Animation & Digital Art Festival 2020
Crossing the Screen 2020
International Short Film Festival Berlin (Sound and Vision) 2020
Animateka 2020
Ajayu International Animation Festival 2020
London Film Week 2020
Piccolo Festival Animazione 2020
Palm Springs International Animation Festival 2020
Kinoproba Film Festival 2020
GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation 2020
Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival ICONA 2020
Animafest Gdansk 2020
VOID International Animation Festival 2021
Angers Film Festival 2021 - Premiers Plans
Dam Short Film Festival 2021
Insomnia Animation Festival 2020/2021
Animac 2021
Animation Dingle 2021
Roanne Animation Short Film Festival Cine Court 2021
Short to the Point, January 2021
Florida Film Festival 2021
PIAFF, Paris International Animation Film Festival
Animocje Animation Festival 2021
Cinemagic ‘On the Pulse’ Online Film Festival 2021
Athens Animfest 2021
Drawtastic Animation Festival 2021
Mobile Animation Film Festival 2021
Moscow Shorts Film Festival February 2021
British Shorts Film Festival Berlin 2021
Animatricks 2021
Open Air Filmfest Dresden 2021
MIAF Melbourne Animation Festival 2021
Internationales Trickfilmfestival Wiesbaden 2021
Anim!Arte - 16th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
Animix Animation Festival
Florida Animation Festival
We like Em Short Film Festival 2021
Supertoon Animation Festival 2021
Nikozi Animation Film Festival 2021
Animist Tallinn, International Animation Festival 2021
Sydney Film Festival 2021
The International Audiovisual Festival - FIAFest 2021

Paint on Cells, Paint on Paper, Mixed Media,
MA Graduation Film, Royal College of Art, 2019

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