A tiny man living inside a cat gets into a sticky love-triangle.
Starting out as a half-complete student film, the tester trailer for All Consuming Love (Man In A Cat) was
featured worldwide on YouTube, accumulating over 1,000,000 views, and generated a lot of support from other known animators, producers and bloggers.
A couple of years down the line,
UK Film Council and Screen WM commissioned the film as part of the Digishorts scheme, where the story blossomed under the influence of the legendary script editor, Kate Leys.
The film stars the voices of respected comedians
Kevin Eldon ( Big Train, Brass Eye, Hot Fuzz, Four Lions), Josie Long (2006 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer) and Isabel Fay ( How Not To Live Your Life).
The film’s story started from a little drawing I did of a frustrated man punching the inside of a hollow cat. I loved the idea because the logic was so disturbed and at the same time I felt sorry for the little man.
I wanted to make a film that was funny and strange, but also had sincere emotion to it. It’s as much about misunderstood loners as it is about poo jokes and falling over. The love story in this film brings the potentially creepy protagonist into a situation where normal people can actually sympathise with him.
The 2D frame by frame pencil drawn animation is geared toward creating nuanced character performances which were key to the personality of the film. Also, nearly everything in the design has a purpose, which brings a strange delicateness to the visual gags.
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March 2011 | 9:00min | Colour | Stereo | 2D Drawn | Comedy
Screen WM & UK Film Council present a Dice Productions film
Director – Louis Hudson
Writers – Louis Hudson & Ian Ravenscroft
Producers – Louis Hudson & Jon Petrie
Sound & Music – Ben Walker
Animation – Louis Hudson, Jo Hepworth, Rachel Thorn, Loukia Kyriakidou, Matthew Waruszynski, Robert Brown, Barbara Benas, Jenny Lewis, Ron Warmington, Adam Watts, Dwayne Harris
Animation Clean Up – Denise Dean, Simon Cartwright, Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Daniel Underdown, Chris Colman, Tegan Jephcott
Digital Colouring – Denise Dean, Ben Lynch, Matt Sandbrook, Samantha Boggild, Mark Skinner, Andy Macpherson, Chris Stokes, Tim Lozinski, Lauren Newman, Patrick Mallon, Lianne Allen, David Thomas, Paul Berner, Natasha Williams
Rotoscope Actress – Amy Commander
CAST: Kevin Eldon – Yorkie Josie Long – Susan Isabel Fay – Michelle Jon Petrie – Cat Awards & Achievements
Best Short Film Finalist – British Animation Awards (2012) Public Choice Short Film Finalist – Britsh Animation Awards (2012) Independent Talent Award – Animated Exeter (2012) LoCo Discovery Award (Short) 2012 – London Comedy Film Festival (2012) Best Comedy Short – London Short Film Festival (2012) Best 1st Professional Film – IAFF Krok (2012) Best Animation – Limelight Awards (2012) Best Story – Multivision (2011) Best International Film – Moonrise Film Festival (2015) Best Animation (Audience) – Moonrise Film Festival (2015)
Vimeo Staff Pick Shooting People Short of the Month Finalist Festivals
Best Short Film Finalist – British Animation Awards (2012) Public Choice Short Film Finalist – Britsh Animation Awards (2012) Independent Talent Award – Animated Exeter (2012) LoCo Discovery Award (Short) 2012 – London Comedy Film Festival (2012) Best Comedy Short – London Short Film Festival (2012) Best 1st Professional Film – IAFF Krok (2012) Best Animation – Limelight Awards (2012) Best Story – Multivision (2011) Best International Film – Moonrise Film Festival (2015) Best Animation (Audience) – Moonrise Film Festival (2015) Vimeo Staff Pick Shooting People Short of the Month Finalist Moonrise Film Festival – Wells BC, Canada – 21-23/8/2015 Annapolis Film Festival – Annapolis, MD, USA – 21-24/3/2013 Tehran International Animation Festival – Tehran, Iran – 3-7/3/2013 Animacam – A Coruña, Spain- 4-9/2/2013 Filmets Badalona Film Festival – Barcalona, Spain – 16-25/11/2012 Granada Short Film Festival – Granada, Spain – 20-27/10/2012 3D Wire Animation Festival – Segovia, Spain – 10-14/10/2012 Animage Festival – Recife and Olinda, Brazil – 17-30/9/2012 IAFF KROK – Russia – 9-18/9/2012 TriMedia Film Festival – Fort Collins, CO, USA – 7-9/9/2012 DC Shorts Film Festival – Washington, DC, USA – 6-16/9/2012 Hollyshorts – Hollywood, LA, USA – 8-16/8/2012 British Animation Film Festival – London, UK – 29/7/2012 Anima Mundi – Rio De Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil – 13-29/7/2012 Corto In Bra – Bra, Italy – 28/6-1/7/2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival – Edinburgh, UK – 24/06/2012 Staffordshire Film Festival – Stoke, UK – 6/5/2012 Cellu l’Art Festival – Jena, Germany – 24-29/4/2012 CPH PIX – Copenhagen, Denmark – 18 & 29/4/2012 Future Film Festival – Bologna, Italy – 1/4/2012 Ciné court animé de Roanne – Roanne, France – 20-25/3/2012 Go Short – Nijmegen, Netherlands – 14-18/3/2012 British Animation Awards (Public Choice) – UK Wide – 3-25/2/2012 Athens AnimFest – Athens, Greece – 1-7/3/2012 Animated Exeter – Exeter, UK – 18/2/2012 London Comedy Film Festival – London, UK – 28/1/2012 London Short Film Festival – London, UK – 6-15/1/2012 Foyle Film Festival – Derry, N. Ireland – 23-27/11/2011 (BAFTA accr.) Bristol Encounters – Bristol, UK – 16-20/11/2011 (BAFTA, EFA, Oscar accr.) Interfilm Berlin – Berlin, Germany – 15-20/11/2011 Alcine – Alcalá, Spain – 12-18/11/2011 Multivision – St. Petersburg, Russia – 4-6/11/2011 Kerry Film Festival – Tralee, Ireland – 29/10-5/11/2011 Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 28/10-6/11/2011 Flip Festival – Wolverhampton, UK – 29/10/2011 IFF Molodist – Kyiv, Ukraine – 22-30/10/2011 La Boca Del Lobo – Madrid, Spain – 19-30/10/2011 Vilnius Film Shorts – Vilnius, Lithuania – 13-16/10/2011 Louisville’s International Festival of Film – KY, USA – 5-9/10/2011 Milano Film Festival – Milan, Italy – 10 & 13/9/2011 NY Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival – NY, USA – 2/9/2011 Animation Block Party – Brooklyn, NY, USA – 29/07/2011 Motovun Film Festival – Motovun, Croatia – 25-29/07/2011 Rushes Soho Shorts – London, UK – 23 & 26 /07/2011 (BAFTA accr.) Press Links
Cartoon Brew Feature British Comedy Guide Feature Sight & Sound – 9th London Short Film Festival: Nine of the best Director’s Notes Feature Mouth London interview Louis interviewed by Skwigly.co.uk Original tester trailer featured on Lineboil.com