Chad is here

The first two episodes of Chad Banger have launched on 4mations:

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Watch! Be reassured! Comment! Send cash!

Chad Stuff on 4Talent

Yes, I spend Saturday nights googling “Chad Banger”. Anyway, just found a thing about Chad Banger and 4mations on the 4Talent website, in which I use the word “democratizing”.

Clicky link: Chad Banger on 4Talent

There’s an interesting quote from Miles Bullough from Aardman about the sort of stuff that they’re looking for:

“We really respond to comedy. We like all kinds of animation, but if something makes us laugh, we’re likely to remember it. We’re looking for people with their own vision, something that isn’t derivative. The intention of the piece has to be clear. And less is definitely more – don’t over-animate.”

There it is: don’t over-animate. Mission accomplished there, I think. See for yourself, when Chad debuts on 4mations, Monday 27th October.

New British Talent

Moon Shot UK is being screened at the BFI in London on Friday 14th and Sunday 16th of November, as part of the onedotzero festival:

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bbc film network presents a diverse selection of live action, animation and documentary shorts from the latest bright sparks and upcoming talent from the uk indie filmmaking scene.

curated and introduced by claire spencer cook from bbc film network.

approx 75 mins

tickets £6.00
fri 14 nov 14:40 nft3 book
sun 16 nov 16:00 nft3 book

james harris: moonshot uk / 01:00
johnny kelly: procrastination / 05:00
beth stratford: cheat neutral / 13:00
rob brown: shit happens / 01:00
anastasia kirillova: 50 years and a few puss kittens wiser / 09:00
tom marshall: big boy 74 / 10:00
alex bland: i dreamt of flying / 04:08
kerry mcleod: for all the tea in england / 13:00
stephen irwin: dry lips / 04:08
george wu: accordian / 04:00
jacqueline wright + alice lowe: sticks and balls / 04:00
matthew walker: operator / 02:00

There’s some great films in there, including big boy 74, made by fellow Teesside denizen Tom Marshall. And it’s lovely to be a new talent again, not four years after the last time I was new.

Chad Slacker

OK, try not to panic, people, but the debut of sure-to-be-internet-sensation Reassurance with Chad Banger has been pushed back a week. Reports that this is due to frantic behind-the-scenes contract negotiations with a certain money-hungry saveloy are unconfirmed at time of going to press.

So Chad debuts on on Monday 13th of October Monday 27th October (just sign the contract, Banger!). Hoorah.