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From the 3rd Story Productions is excited to announce the
launch of The Hunting of the Snark, a stop-motion animation based on Lewis
Carroll s final poem of the same name that was debuted in Cannes last year and
has gone on to pick up awards at festivals since.
From the 3rd Story Productions believe the film is in the vein of the original poem,
having kept the original dialogue whilst the director added her own, touches of
nonsense to Carroll s classic story. All this was brought to life with the aid of a
group of great actors which included Joerg Stadler (Saving Private Ryan), who
played the Bellman that was leading this group of strangers on their hunt.
In spite of its success, the film has had a rather low key launch so far, only
being made available on VOD, and a self-distributed DVD, with many
territories and formats still available to distributors, but find how to watch
the film you should visit watch.thehuntingofthesnark.co.uk
Sept2016 Toronto Film Week Official Selection
June2016 Southway Film Fest “Official Selection”
June2016 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Official Selection
Feb2016 North Wales International Film Festival Best Animation
Jan2016 World Animation Awards Award of Merit Best Animated Feature
Oct2015 Russian International Film Festival “Official Selection”
Sept2015 IN.S.A.N.E. animation festival “Official Selection”
Sept2015 London Comic Con and Film Festival “Official Selection”
Aug2015 Fantasmagorical Film Festival, Kentucky “Best of the Fest – Animated Feature Film”
Written by Saranne Bensusan
I am a writer/producer/director who has produced 13 films in total, including 10 short films and three feature films. In the 2015/2016 year (starting at Cannes in May 2015) I have had 15 international film festival screenings of my work, with two short films being selected at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in May 2016 and May 2017 (a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival) and ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ being screened as part of the Toronto Film Week, which runs alongside the Toronto Film Festival in September. I have also picked up six awards at festivals in that time.
Creature Creator Chris Wright talks about the processes involved in bringing the characters to life in this short video which includes behind-the-scenes footage and images of their construction.
This video is available as a bonus feature when you purchase The Hunting of the Snark on either:
Advice for getting your script produced
By Saranne Bensusan
I am a writer/producer who has written four short films and two features that successfully went on to get made. I have produced 11 films in total, including eight short films and three feature films. In the 2015/2016 year (starting at Cannes in May 2015) I have had 15 international film festival screenings of my work, with a future screening of ‘Mano a Mono’ at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in May 2016 (a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival) and ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ being screened as part of the Toronto Film Week, which runs alongside the Toronto Film Festival in September. I have also picked up six awards at festivals in that time.
If you haven’t made anything before, start with something that won’t be expensive to make, such as a short film, as this will be attractive to film makers. It is likely that as in the majority of cases of short films, there won’t be any money available to make it, so things like the number of people you need and locations really play a big part. Most of this will be the producer in me talking, but it is the producer in me that has led to my writing better screenplays.