Road to the Oscars

Generally, i’ve always thought of an Oscar as being something unnattainable unless you’re in league with the “big boys” or have worked on a ludicrously high budget feature.

In recent years this view has been changed slightly by independant film productions, it becoming easier and easier for almost anyone to make their own film thesedays and naturally this opens up the field for finding creative talent.

However, a recent turn of events have opened my mind to the scope of the industry that I am currently working towards. This came in the form of the Academy Awards at the weekend, in which the ‘Oscar for Best Animated Short’ was narrowly missed by the film A Morning Stroll.

It’s a short film that I saw at the Bradford Animation Festival last year, produced by the London-based collective Studio AKA. It follows a simple narrative of two characters that pass each other on the street.

The film won a BAFTA earlier this year and also the Animation award at the Sundance Festival. And despite missing out on the Academy Award, the nomination alone has inspired me as to how far one little animation can go. Bearing in mind that the film is only 7 minutes in length.

The Oscars don’t seem that far off anymore.

Here’s Studio AKA’s page for A Morning Stroll, should you wish to peruse it.

Road to the Oscars

Generally, i’ve always thought of an Oscar as being something unnattainable unless you’re in league with the “big boys” or have worked on a ludicrously high budget feature.

In recent years this view has been changed slightly by independant film productions, it becoming easier and easier for almost anyone to make their own film thesedays and naturally this opens up the field for finding creative talent.

However, a recent turn of events have opened my mind to the scope of the industry that I am currently working towards. This came in the form of the Academy Awards at the weekend, in which the ‘Oscar for Best Animated Short’ was narrowly missed by the film A Morning Stroll.

It’s a short film that I saw at the Bradford Animation Festival last year, produced by the London-based collective Studio AKA. It follows a simple narrative of two characters that pass each other on the street.

The film won a BAFTA earlier this year and also the Animation award at the Sundance Festival. And despite missing out on the Academy Award, the nomination alone has inspired me as to how far one little animation can go. Bearing in mind that the film is only 7 minutes in length.

The Oscars don’t seem that far off anymore.

Here’s Studio AKA’s page for A Morning Stroll, should you wish to peruse it.