After encouraging responses to my short film after our graduation screening, I decided to submit my short film to be considered at various film festivals that are taking place throughout the year. I am delighted that so many people have responded so warmly to it, and that Steve, with his little piece of cake, has now been watched internationally! It has been very surreal, and it has so far been selected to be a part of five festivals worldwide, and received a nomination for Best UK Short at the London Shorts Festival 2021, is a finalist in Vancouver’s Independent Film Festival May 2021, and has most recently won two awards of excellence in the Best Shorts Film Festival June 2021 and an Honourable Mention for Best Animation at the Prague International Indie Film Festival third quarterly screening, where it has also been put forward as a semi-finalist in their annual event! I am truly astonished by this reaction and so grateful for everything I have learnt thanks to everyone at the Aardman Academy!
From here, I am hoping to make more animations, keep practicing everything I have learnt and want to progress towards making some of my more ambitious ideas and stories that I have been longing to make. I am really excited to see where this journey will take me and it definitely feels like the start of something big – but more importantly, fun!
A flourishing artist in the practical and creature FX department in feature films, Kessiah enjoys making the weird, wild and wonderful, and is continuing her pursuit in movie magic by creating her own characters and films in the magical world of stop motion animation
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