Prosopagnosia won the Experimental Award at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. This was the first award that I have won in Scotland and the third award that Prosopagnosia has won! The award ceremony took place at the CCA in Glasgow on 12/05/2022. It was nice to attend an award ceremony that was walking distance from my flat.
Prosopagnosia – New York Time Op-Docs
My short Prosopagnosia is now available to watch online on the New York Times Op-Docs site.
Prosopagnosia has been chosen to be part of their new series of short documentaries that they host online. The series looks to present independent and nonfiction filmmaking from around the world.
Marvels of Media Awards
I was in New York for the Marvels of Media Awards at the Museum of Moving Image. My short film Prosopagnosia won the Experimental Award at the Festival. The exhibition ran from 31 March – 1 May. Prosopagnosia screened in the gallery and some Polaroid photos and a notebook from the film were also displayed. Some photos are below –
Prosopagnosia at SQIFF 2021
My short animated documentary Prosopagnosia will be screening at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2021 on Saturday 9 October in Glasgow. This is one of my favourite festivals and my previous film Dix Pix screened in 2019. This is also the first in person screening of Prosopagnosia.
I will also be talking at the Documentary Workshop on Sunday 9 October. Here I will present some ideas about identity in creative documentary and I will talk about making Prosopagnosia.
What it Feels Like and Dix Pix win awards at the Neurodivergent Film Festival 2021
The Neurodivergent Film Festival took place online on July 10 2021. I had two films screening at the festival – What It Feels Like and Dix Pix. I am very pleased to say that both of these films picked up awards at the festival!!!
What it Feels Like was a winner in the Self Determination Category.
Meanwhile Dix Pix won in the Free Form Category. Dix Pix had previously been nominated and shortlisted for awards at several film festivals, but this is the first win. This is sixth award that What it Feels Like has picked up and I am so pleased that both films are still screening several years after they were completed.
New Short Film ‘Prosopagnosia’
For the past few months I have been working on a new short animated documentary with the Scottish Documentary Institute. The title is Prosopagnosia and will have its Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this weekend. The trailer is below along with a synopsis.
Prosopagnosia – Trailer from Steven Fraser on Vimeo.
Synopsis – Prosopagnosia is a story of identity that uses expressive animation to investigate intimacy, communication and memory.
Prosopagnosia is face-blindness and as a means of understanding this neurodiverse behaviour, the contents of a memory box are explored. Sketchbooks, photographs and diaries are intricately unraveled to tell a unique and personal story.
Video for new theatre project
I mentioned my new theatre project on www.doittheatre.com but never blogged about it here.
I’m working with puppets! A video of the project is below and more info at – https://doittheatre.com/category/starter-for-ten/page/5/
Letters We Leave Behind – Trailer from Steven Fraser on Vimeo.
Music Video for Ollie Howell
Recently I animated and directed a video for jazz musician Ollie Howell. The track is called Knew and it uses a “Flipbook” style of animation.