An Evening at CineMe

Posted by Chrissey - 14th September 2011

The men sit behind an Apple laptop discussing something

Rich expresses a little techie solidarity

Rich and I had the pleasure of attending an animation showcase hosted by Bristol based group CineMe yesterday evening. Marley Hamilton, one of the stars of our upcoming web series, joined us for the event at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory theatre and bar.

James Ewen and his colleagues at CineMe had compiled a two hour showcase of short animated films of outstanding quality, including pieces by:

  • Darren Robbie (aka “Chopsy”) – key animator and commercials director with Aardman Animations
  • Sarah Cox – who collaborated on several films using archive material for the new MShed Museum in Bristol
  • Neil Whitman – freelance animator and graphic designer with the BBC
  • Nick Murray Willis – prolific indie animator and winner of 2010’s DepicT competition

The Great Escape will be showing some of our films at one of CineMe’s upcoming showcase events, so stay tuned for a chance to see some of our work on the big screen.

In the meantime, do check out CineMe’s other upcoming events, including an editing workshop with Bafta Award winning editor, Don Fairservice, which some of The Great Escape crew will be attending. They will be launching their new website at the end of the month, where you can find lots of exciting independent videos to watch.

A big thank you to CineMe for an enjoyable evening.


  • Mark

    Just hope I’m actually in the area for the next one!