A tiny man living inside a cat gets into a sticky love-triangle.

Awards & Achievements:

Best Short Film Finalist – British Animation Awards (2012)
Public Choice Short Film Finalist – Britsh Animation Awards (2012)
Independent Talent Award – Animated Exeter (2012)
LoCo Discovery Award (Short) 2012 – London Comedy Film Festival (2012)
Best Comedy Short – London Short Film Festival (2012)
Best 1st Professional Film – IAFF Krok (2012)
Best Animation – Limelight Awards (2012)
Best Story – Multivision (2011)

Vimeo Staff Pick
Shooting People Short of the Month Finalist

Official Selections

Annapolis Film Festival – Annapolis, MD, USA – 21-24/3/2013
Tehran International Animation Festival – Tehran, Iran – 3-7/3/2013
Animacam – A Coruña, Spain- 4-9/2/2013
Filmets Badalona Film Festival – Barcalona, Spain – 16-25/11/2012
Granada Short Film Festival – Granada, Spain – 20-27/10/2012
3D Wire Animation Festival – Segovia, Spain – 10-14/10/2012
Animage Festival – Recife and Olinda, Brazil – 17-30/9/2012
IAFF KROK – Russia – 9-18/9/2012
TriMedia Film Festival – Fort Collins, CO, USA – 7-9/9/2012
DC Shorts Film Festival – Washington, DC, USA – 6-16/9/2012
Hollyshorts – Hollywood, LA, USA – 8-16/8/2012
British Animation Film Festival – London, UK – 29/7/2012
Anima Mundi – Rio De Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil – 13-29/7/2012
Corto In Bra – Bra, Italy – 28/6-1/7/2012
Edinburgh International Film Festival – Edinburgh, UK – 24/06/2012
Staffordshire Film Festival – Stoke, UK – 6/5/2012
Cellu l’Art Festival – Jena, Germany – 24-29/4/2012
CPH PIX – Copenhagen, Denmark – 18 & 29/4/2012
Future Film Festival – Bologna, Italy – 1/4/2012
Ciné court animé de Roanne – Roanne, France – 20-25/3/2012
Go Short – Nijmegen, Netherlands – 14-18/3/2012
British Animation Awards (Public Choice) – UK Wide – 3-25/2/2012
Athens AnimFest – Athens, Greece – 1-7/3/2012
Animated Exeter – Exeter, UK – 18/2/2012
London Comedy Film Festival – London, UK – 28/1/2012
London Short Film Festival – London, UK – 6-15/1/2012
Foyle Film Festival – Derry, N. Ireland – 23-27/11/2011 (BAFTA accr.)
Bristol Encounters – Bristol, UK – 16-20/11/2011 (BAFTA, EFA, Oscar accr.)
Interfilm Berlin – Berlin, Germany – 15-20/11/2011
Alcine – Alcalá, Spain – 12-18/11/2011
Multivision – St. Petersburg, Russia – 4-6/11/2011
Kerry Film Festival – Tralee, Ireland – 29/10-5/11/2011
Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 28/10-6/11/2011
Flip Festival – Wolverhampton, UK – 29/10/2011
IFF Molodist – Kyiv, Ukraine – 22-30/10/2011
La Boca Del Lobo – Madrid, Spain – 19-30/10/2011
Vilnius Film Shorts – Vilnius, Lithuania – 13-16/10/2011
Louisville’s International Festival of Film – KY, USA – 5-9/10/2011
Milano Film Festival – Milan, Italy – 10 & 13/9/2011
NY Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival – NY, USA – 2/9/2011
Animation Block Party – Brooklyn, NY, USA – 29/07/2011
Motovun Film Festival – Motovun, Croatia – 25-29/07/2011
Rushes Soho Shorts – London, UK – 23 & 26 /07/2011 (BAFTA accr.)

Non-Competition Screenings

Big Irv’s Art Gallery – Brooklyn, NY, USA – 7/3/2013
Dailymotion Cinema Selects – SxSW, Austin, TX, USA – 9/2/2013
KloosterKino – Nijmegen, Netherlands – 12 & 13/10/2012
Born Shorts Film Festival – Bornholm, Denmark – 15/9/2012
Brunsdog Cartoon Connection – Melbourne, Australia – 5/9/2012
Looking In, Looking Out: A Festival of Philosophy & Fim – London, UK, 4/7/2012
Cine-East, East End Film Festival – London, UK – 1/7/2012
Stratford Fringe Festival – Stratford-Upon-Avon – 4/6/2012
Herning Int. Short Film Festival – Herning, Denmark – 27/04/2012
Show Me The Animation – Bristol, UK – 10/1/2012
Animation Breakdown (Best of ABP 2011) – Los Angeles, USA – 1-6/12/2011
7 Inch Cinema – Birmingham, UK – 17/11/2011
Flensburger Kurzfilmtag – Hamburg, Germany – 12/11/2011 (Special Programme)
Belo Horizonte Int. Short Film Festival – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – 14-23/10/2011
Banjaluka – Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina – 23-28/10/2011
ArtsFest – Birmingham, UK – 10/9/2011
Flatpack Festival – Birmingham, UK – 24/3/2011 (Plus Q&A)

Press Links

Cartoon Brew Feature
British Comedy Guide Feature
Sight & Sound – 9th London Short Film Festival: Nine of the best
Director’s Notes Feature
Mouth London interview
Louis interviewed by Skwigly.co.uk
Original tester trailer featured on Lineboil.com

Best of BAAs Compilation:
A bit pricey but the BAAs now rely solely on private funding and the generosity of its supporters. So if you want to support the Arts AND own a snazzy DVD, this is your ideal situation.

Screening & Distribution Enquiries:

For UK distribution enquiries contact: tomv@futureshorts.com

For worldwide distribution enquiries contact: georg.gruber@magnetfilm.de

For screening enquiries contact: louis@diceproductions.co.uk

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Info:

March 2011   |   9:00min   |   Colour   |   Stereo   |   2D Drawn   |   Comedy

Credits:

Screen WM & UK Film Council present a Dice Productions film

Director – Louis Hudson

Writers – Louis Hudson & Ian Ravenscroft

Producers – Louis Hudson & Jon Petrie

Sound & Music – Ben Walker

Animation – Louis Hudson, Jo HepworthRachel ThornLoukia Kyriakidou,Matthew WaruszynskiRobert BrownBarbara BenasJenny LewisRon WarmingtonAdam WattsDwayne Harris

Animation Clean Up – Denise DeanSimon CartwrightNuria Gonzalez Blanco,Daniel UnderdownChris ColmanTegan Jephcott

Digital Colouring – Denise DeanBen LynchMatt SandbrookSamantha Boggild, Mark Skinner, Andy MacphersonChris StokesTim LozinskiLauren Newman, Patrick Mallon, Lianne Allen, David Thomas, Paul Berner, Natasha Williams

Rotoscope Actress –  Amy Commander

CAST:
Kevin Eldon – Yorkie
Josie Long – Susan
Isabel Fay – Michelle
Jon Petrie – Cat

Synopsis

A tiny man who lives inside a cat becomes obsessed with the cat’s new owner. When the man finds out a woman his own size has been watching everything from afar he realises he doesn’t need to be alone anymore.

LONG SYNOPSIS

Yorkie is a tiny man who lives a hermit like existence inside a cat with only his knitting to occupy him. When he sees his cat’s new owner, Michelle, he quickly becomes obsessed and decides to brave the outside world and introduce himself. All the while, Susan, a small woman has been watching on dejectedly from her mouse hole.

After making his disastrous introduction Yorkie makes a run for it. On returning back inside the cat, he finds Susan huddled in the corner. Assuming she’s not welcome she quickly makes her exit, leaving the Yorkie rejected by two female encounters. On her way back to her mouse hole, the Susan finds herself being attacked by the now broom wielding Michelle.

After the most undignified rescue attempt possible by Yorkie, Michelle is overcome by the experience and faints. The little couple now are alone to start a new home together, but where will they go? Well, the Michelle’s bigger than the cat.

About:

Starting out as a half-complete student film, the tester trailer for All Consuming Love (Man In A Cat) was featured worldwide on YouTube, accumulating over 1,000,000 views, and generated a lot of support from other known animators, producers, as well being featured on Lineboil.com, run by Mondo Media’s Aaron Simpson.

A couple of years down the line, UK Film Council and Screen WM commissioned the film as part of the Digishorts scheme, where the story blossomed under the influence of the legendary script editor, Kate Leys.

The film stars the voices of respected comedians Kevin Eldon (Big TrainBrass EyeHot FuzzFour Lions), Josie Long (2006 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer) and Isabel Fay (How Not To Live Your Life).

Director’s Statement:

The film’s story started from a little drawing I did of a frustrated man punching the inside of a hollow cat. I loved the idea because the logic was so disturbed and at the same time I felt sorry for the little man.

I wanted to make a film that was funny and strange, but also had sincere emotion to it. It’s as much about misunderstood loners as it is about poo jokes and falling over. The love story in this film brings the potentially creepy protagonist into a situation where normal people can actually sympathise with him.

The 2D frame by frame pencil drawn animation is geared toward creating nuanced character performances which were key to the personality of the film. Also, nearly everything in the design has a purpose, which brings a strange delicacy to the visual gags.

Biographies

Kevin EldonKevin Eldon

Kevin Eldon is a comic actor and stand up who has appeared in some of the most critically-acclaimed British comedy television shows in the last two decades. Kevin’s credits include Fist of Fun, I’m Alan Partridge, Big Train, Brass Eye, Black Books and Jam, as well as roles in films including Hot Fuzz and Four Lions.

He also made in Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed hit show Titting About.

Josie LongJosie Long

Josie Long is a one off. Often described as a unique voice in comedy, she is one of the best respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at 16, winning the BBC New Comedy Award and coming 2nd in So You Think You’re Funny at 17. After leaving University Josie supported Stewart Lee on his national tour and won Chortle’s newcomer (2005) and breakthrough act (2007) awards.

In 2006 her show Kindness and Exuberance won Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, and since then Josie has been a one woman touring machine.

Isabel FayIsabel Fay

Comedian Isabel Fay appeared in the first series of BBC2?s How Not To Live Your Life, BBC Three’s Comedy Shuffle, wrote and performed on all three series of ITV2?s flagship show Comedy Cuts, and wrote and performed in Monkey TV’s online show Newslog.

She is part of internet comedy production company Clever Pie who make hit online comedy sketches.