Through The Hawthorn
Scope, Digital, SLR stop-motion

Three characters, three perspectives, three directors: A session between a psychiatrist, a schizophrenic patient and his mother. A triptych of three films each presenting the perspective of one character inside a therapy session. The film is written by DR Hood and is inspired by family therapy sessions witnessed at a South London Hospital and by the book Henry’s Demons.

Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust.

SXSW Austin Tx 2014 (USA) (Official selection: Animated shorts)
Stuttgart Trickfilm Festival 2014 (DE) (Awarded Grand Prix)
Annecy International Animated Film Festival (FR) 2014 (Awarded Prix Connexions Festivals)
Krakow Film Festival 2014 (PL) (Awarded Jury Prize)
Rabbit Fest 2014 (IT) (Awarded Best Film)
Fantoche Animation Film Festival 2014 (CH) (Winner High Risk Award)
Encounters 2014 (UK) (Winner Cartoon D'or)
Balkanima, Belgrade 2014 (RS) (Awarded Special Jury Prize)
RICA Wissembourg 2014 (FR) (Winner Grand Prix)
Bradford Animation Festival 2014 (UK) (Awarded Best Film)
Hiroshima Animation Festival 2014 (JP) (International Competition)
Animafest Zagreb 2014 (HR) (International Competition)
FilmFest Dresden 2014 (DE)
Ottowa International Animation Festival 2014 (CA) (International Competition)
 Melbourne International Film Festival 2014 (AU)
Flatpack Festival, Birmingham 2014 (UK)
Clermont Ferrand Film Festival (FR) (Official Selection Lab Competition) (world premiere)