Four Short Films by Robert Morgan (1997 - 2004)
English & Silent | DVD5 | 8000kbs | 4:3, 16:9 | 25fps | AC3 | 192 kbps VBR estéreo | 2.64GB + 3% recovery record
Genre : Animation
In 2001, he made THE CAT WITH HANDS, a tale about a very bad pussycat . It was inspired by a recurring nightmare Rob’s older sister Eleanor had when she was young. The film was funded by Channel 4, and won six fairly prestigious awards, including the Soho Rushes New Director Award.
In 2003, having been given funding by S4C and SGRÎN, Rob made THE SEPARATION, another stop-motion piece that won 15 international awards, including the Welsh BAFTA for Best Short Film, and Best Animated Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It also made a member of the audience faint from emotional shock in Stuttgart, which made Rob most happy and determined to carry on making films.
The following year he made his first fully live-action short, MONSTERS, commissioned by FilmFour and The UK Film Council as part of their Cinema Extreme scheme. This grisly tale of sibling tension was inspired by a childhood memory of finding a severed goose head outside his suburban family home, as well as by a virulent relationship with his teenaged sister before she finally transformed into a human being. It was premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2004, was nominated for the Golden Melies Award, and has received some shockingly positive reviews.