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Queer Heroes

2016 // Adult, Educational Film, Short Film, CGI, Collage, Cut Out, Digital 2D, Experimental, Rotoscoping, Stop Motion, Traditional 2D

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Dir: Animation Girl Band


What is the film about?

A celebration of queer figures in both historical and contemporary times who have helped push forward arts, politics or science.
A collaboration between 14 animators, the structure is based on the old Surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpses.
Each animator was given a hero to animate, passing on their last frame to the next animator to form their first frame and so on.

What influenced it?

The Surrealists and their drawing games!

A little background information...

The death of David Bowie got me thinking \”Who are the heroes now?\” After a year of the Orlando shootings in Florida and the rise of homophobic attacks since Brexit it felt like something positive had to be made to celebrate queer culture and the people who have helped shape and influence it.

How was the film made?

Each animator had to nominate a queer hero. I then shuffled the names and redistributed the names to the animators. Each animator had to animate that queer hero in a 10 second section, taking the last frame of the person before as their first and then putting forward their last frame to the next animator and so on, creating an animation chain.

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