‘It’s a New Life Tomorrow’ selected for Cornish Film Festival
Illustrated film, ‘It’s a New Life Tomorrow’ by Falmouth graduate Avy Brown, was selected to mark Remembrance Sunday during the AMPLIFY! online Film Festival by FilmBath, CINECITY (Brighton), Cambridge and Cornwall Film Festivals.
Avy’s film is based on her stepfather’s life in North London during the war, ending with his entry into battle on D-Day on Sword Beach.
Rosa Mulraney, Senior Lecturer at The School of Film & Television, said:
Avy joined the third year Animation and Visual Effects BA (Hons) as a mature student and even though she’d only just joined, won our internal pitch for her idea for a stop motion mixed media project called ‘It’s a New Life tomorrow’. Winning at the Animation & Visual Effects Pitch Forum meant she could crew a team from the third year to help her realise her film.
Avy, who was part of the lost 90s Brighton band, Shark Boy, also composed the soundtrack. She said: ‘It was an honour to gain an insight into professional directing and to be mentored by Barry Purves who is simply a genius. That’s why I left the South East and decamped to Cornwall for my final degree year.’
The soundtrack features cello arrangements by Adrian Oxaal, full time member of the band James, and drums played by Mark Storr-Hoggins of Peter & The Test Tube Babies.
Despite the lockdown the illustrated version of the film is to be screened at the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition Nov 2020 – Mar 2021 and will be screened both online and in the gallery itself, restrictions permitting.
The stop motion version of the film is in post-production and is due for release in 2021.