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Set in a dark universe dependent on light, METEORLIGHT is a story about a child accompanying their parent on a regular day at work; the factory which creates light for the city’s inhabitants.
But when exploring the facility, they discover the secret of what is actually creating the lights which power the entire city, and it threatens to bring down their world…
It's going to be... illuminating!
METEORLIGHT is a film written and animated (and all the other visual bits in-between) by Jonny Eveson.
It features an original soundtrack by Blair Mowat (Doctor Who, Class), sound design by Helen Dickson, an audio mix by Eli Rainsberry, and end credit music by Aislin Evans.
It also has a complete translatable written language created by Lindsey Williams especially for this film.
Produced by Wingspan Productions.
In early 2018, METEORLIGHT was chosen as one of 13 animated short films to be receive funds from the BFI and BBC Four as part of their Animation 2018 project. All the films were screened at the BFI Southbank on the 19th of November with a Q&A from the executive producers, representative from the BFI, and commissioning editors from BBC Four.
METEORLIGHT was broadcast on BBC Four on the 2nd of December as part of an evening celebrating British animation, and was available on BBC iPlayer throughout December. You can currently watch the entire film on the BFI Player in the UK.
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Press & Articles
BFI - BFI’s press release announcing the Animation 2018 film fund
Film Stories Issue 1 - Article deep diving into the use of storytelling in Meteorlight
Skwigly Animation Magazine - BFI Player Releases Animation 2018 Shorts from BFI/BBC Four New Filmmaker Scheme
The Film Magazine - METEORLIGHT Review (24/24) “Awe-inspiring beauty that truly appeals to the visual sense”
UK Film Review - METEORLIGHT Review (Four Stars) “…Impressive that all the elements of the production come together in such a way that make this animation a real triumph”
Wingspan Productions - A short write up of METEORLIGHT’s recent successes from the production company’s news page.
Screenings, Awards & Appearances
19th November 2018 - BFI and BBC Four’s Animation 2018 Showcase at the BFI Southbank
2nd December 2018 - Screening on BBC Four for Animation 2018
11th December 2018 - London International Short Film Festival
18th December 2018 - London Lift-Off Animator Showcase at Pinewood Studios
22nd February 2019 - BFI Future Film Festival
28th February 2019 - Forest Film Club @ The Birds
10th March 2019 - Manchester Lift-Off Festival Online
6th April 2019 - Around Film Festival Paris
7th & 10th May 2019 - Indy Film Festival
25th May 2019 - L.I.M.P.A. Film Festival
28th May 2019 - Tokyo Lift-Off Online Film Festival
15th June 2019 - Mind The Indie Film Festival
22nd June 2019 - Cardiff Mini Film Festival
25th June 2019 - New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival
29th June 2019 - Edinburgh International Film Festival
Best UK Animated Short (London International Short Film Festival) – December 2018
Best UK Short (London International Short Film Festival) – December 2018
Best Animation (Around International Film Festival, Paris) – December 2018
FINALIST: Best Animated Short - Olympus Film Festival
Longlisted - BAFTA British Animation Award
Best Sci-Fi Film Award (L.I.M.P.A. Film Festival) - May 2019
Best Animated Film (Mind The Indie Film Festival) - June 2019
Panel: BFI Future Film Festival, London, UK – February 2019
Q&A: Forest Film Club, London, UK – February 2019
Q&A: Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK – June 2019
Talk: York College, York, UK – March 2019