Flatpack Projects
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Thursday 28th March, 2013

Flatpack Palais 2013 | 10:00 - 15:30


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. All advance ticket holders will be refunded in full. After a brief hiatus, UNPACKED returns to the Flatpack lineup bigger and better than ever. Essentially the festival’s engine room, this is the place to find out how the stuff onscreen gets made, and explore fresh approaches to getting your work out into the world. Highlights include:

Legendary collective Shynola talk to Anna Higgs (Film 4.0) about their new feature project, an adaptation of graphic novel The RedMen. They’ll also offer an exclusive glimpse of forthcoming short Dr. Easy, and Anna will give an insight into the kind of projects Film 4.0 are looking to develop.

One-man Leeds-based claymation studio Lee Hardcastle takes us on a journey through his warped and wonderful world, from early lo-fi efforts via brain-shredding Pingu remakes right up to more recent commissions like his condensed three-minute version of The Raid.

A peek under the bonnet of various crowd-funding campaigns, with contributions from experienced producers including Pip Piper (Last Shop Standing) and also a few words from Flatpack on our recent Kickstarter experience.


Chris Randall and Marc Silk (www.randallandsilk.com) unveil ‘Globbert’ - the first ever interactive Stop-Motion cartoon, made in Birmingham.

Berlin-based videomusician Gabriel Shalom (www.gabrielshalom.com) offers an introduction to his amazing cut-up shorts and his theory of hypercubism.

As if that weren’t enough, lunch is also included. Your Unpacked ticket also gets you into tonight’s Renga gaming experience half price.