Intimate Animation: Andreas Hykade (‘Ring of Fire’)

 
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Intimate Animation: Andreas Hykade (‘Ring of Fire’)

iaep6This week sees the conclusion of the first season of Intimate Animation, the podcast in which we explore, discuss and interview the talents behind animations (old and new) that deal with themes of love, relationships and sexuality.

 

In episode 6 we meet Andreas Hykade, whose filmography includes the multi-award-winning shorts The Runt (2005), Love and Theft (2010) and Nuggets (2015) as well as the children’s series Tom, produced in association with esteemed German studio Film Bilder. Prominently discussed in this episode is the director’s intense and hallucinatory Western opus Ring of Fire (2000), whose themes of relationships, sexuality and conflict were drawn from his own life. The film would go on to win Best Animated Short at several major festivals including that year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Also discussed in this episode – the threat of tightening UK censorship laws on depictions of ‘non-conventional’ sexuality, Studio Pupil‘s delightful short Tabook and the bizarrely compelling visuals of Genital Jousting from Free Lives.

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Presented by Ben Mitchell and Laura-Beth Cowley
Produced and edited by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell
Thanks to Miriam Antwerpes and Jette Jördis Wölk

About the Author

Ben Mitchell is a Bristol-based animation/post-production freelancer, independent director, composer and graphic novelist. As a freelancer he has produced animation work for CBeebies, Channel 4, Plymptoons, Somethin'...


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