Why not book a short or two from our specially curated programme of shorts that celebrate the work of Black British animators as part of Anim18? These are perfect as a pre-feature presentation.

Mama Lou (1994) 

Length: 6 mins  Directed By: Maybelle Peters

Model animation around a blues singer entering her dressing room between acts in her performance. She is visited by the ghost of her grandmother, Mama Lou, who reminds her of the history of women blues singers.

Mama Lou courtesy of Maybelle Peters.

Free to screen from high-res digital copy (please email umulkhayr@filmhubwales.org to book)


Go West, Young Man (1996)

Length: 3 mins 40 secs  Directed by: Keith Piper

Go West Young Man, created on an Amiga home computer, parallels their dialogue
with a montage of historical moments that have influenced Western perceptions of
black masculinity. A black father and son discuss the ways in which popular myths
have shaped their everyday experiences.

Go West, Young Man courtesy of Keith Piper and LUX, London.

Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file (Please email distribution@lux.org.uk to book)

Film Noir (2005)

Length: 3 mins Directed by: Osbert Parker

BAFTA & Cannes Palme d’Or Nominated short film that was created in-camera this mixed media animated adventure combines live action, found objects with photo cut-outs that are weaved into a nonlinear narrative and manipulated into
a dark story of romance and psychological tension that unfolds into a cinematic world never seen before.

Film Noir courtesy of Osbert Parker.

Available for hire in a range of different exhibition formats inc. HD, 35mm and Digibeta. (Please click the following link http://www.osbertparker.com/contact-about to book)

Robots of Brixton (2011)

Length: 5 mins 35 secs Directed by: Kibwe Tavares

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

Robots of Brixton courtesy of Kibwe Tavares and Factory Fifteen.

Free to screen from high-res digital copy (please email umulkhayr@filmhubwales.org to book)