|Title||His passionate bride|
|Creators||Bringas, S. and Forsberg, M.|
A drawn short animation film (3 mins) produced by Bringas in collaboration with Monika Forsberg as director. They won a joint
BAFTA nomination for it. The film tells a tongue in cheek story of love and romance, though a self-conscious recycling of codes and conventions of female popular novels.
His Passionate Bride was commissioned by Channel Four’s Animator in Residence scheme and produced on £40K budget to
full broadcast and theatrical specifications. Bringas (producer) and Forsberg (director)) were nominated for a BAFTA in 2005.
The film screened on 35 mm film at festivals, including Melbourne, Annecy, Ottowa, Toronto, Dresden, Créteil, Upsalla.
Clermont Ferrand. It was also shown at MOMA, New York; ICA, London; and British Animation Awards; and broadcast on C4
and SBS (Australia) in 2004. The film won Best Animation award at Granada International Film Festival (2005). It is distributed
on British Animation Awards’ DVD ‘Sexuality and Desire: Animating the Unconscious’.
His Passionate Bride uses a distinctive graphic approach which has evolved from the development of Forsberg’s personal style
into new territory through collaboration with Bringas. The characters are stylised in a fluid manner that does not fit the rigid
working practices of cartoon animation. The technique is based in metamorphosis rather than the principles of caricature,
eschewing the graphic continuity and elasticity that define more orthodox forms of cartoon. Other elements of the style involved
using rough cycling textures for colouring in the graphic elements, a stylistic concept devised and implemented by Bringas.
Production lasted 8 months. Development processes were kept fluid with Bringas and Forsberg working collaboratively on the
first animatics, writing dialogues, recording a guide track, and ultimately working with editor Nicolas Chaudeurge to produce a
final project with an understandable narrative. Sound design and music were composed according to joint directions from
Bringas and Forsberg.
Bringas works in a collaborative relationship with her directors, with ongoing dialogue about all creative decisions, and has
established herself internationally as a leading producer of innovative animation. Bringas and Forsberg are currently writing an
animated series based on this film.
|Date||11 Nov 2004|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.britfilms.com/britishfilms/catalogue/browse/?id=D5D44D520cf7119D0DnHi418F576|
|Published||11 Nov 2004|