Here’s another one from the archives. This is a silly little short I made in 2003 as an entry to a ninety second film competition run as part of Borderlines Film Festival‘s inaugural year.
The prize was £1,000 and I didn’t want to have to share that with anyone if I won, so I used copyright-free music and did everything else myself. (Although the Calf Vader puppet was actually made by my friend Matt several years earlier as part of a Magic Roundabout spoof featuring Darth Vadertrude. I did not tell him.)
Hereford being a small place, there were very few entries to the competition. Three were selected for screening at the festival: Calf Vader, one by my friend Johnny Cartwright (who borrowed my camera to shoot it on) and one by my friend Rick Goldsmith. Like I said, small place.
Rick won. He decided to use the £1,000 to buy a new computer, which he ordered from eBay. He sent the money. The seller never sent the computer. Easy come, easy go.