Televisual article on Lupus Films

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“Animation outfit Lupus Films has had its busiest year yet, creating  adaptations of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Ethel & Ernest. But, its founders tell Tim Dams, Brexit means there could be clouds on the horizon.”

Full Televisual article here

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Ruth Fielding (left) and Camilla Deakin (right) set up Lupus Films in 2002. They are seen here at the premiere of Ethel and Ernest held at the Curzon Mayfair cinema on October 15th 2016.

BAFTA Cymru screening and Q & A at Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff

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A visit to Cardiff last night for a screening of the film plus a Q & A after it. This was organised by BAFTA Cymru and it was a chance to catch up again with colleagues from Cloth Cat Animation. Cloth Cat were one of our production partners, handling CG work, TVPaint colouring, and compositing in Nuke. Ethel and Ernest was partly funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales, with the support of the Welsh government.

A recording of the Q&A is available here:

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The Q&A session after a screening of Ethel and Ernest at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. From left to right Jon Rennie (managing director of Cloth Cat Animation), Roger Mainwood (director) , Sam Wright (lead CG artist), and Darren Fereday (lead texture artist).

Screen Daily article

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Full article here:

http://www.screendaily.com/features/roger-mainwood-ethel-and-ernest/5110776.article

Jim Broadbent talks about his role playing Ernest in the film

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An interview with Jim Broadbent at the premiere of Ethel and Ernest. The premiere was held at the Curzon Mayfair cinema on Oct 15th  and was part of the 60th London Film Festival.

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Raymond Briggs on stage after the premiere screening. (L to R Camilla Deakin (Producer) Roger Mainwood (Director), Raymond Briggs, Justin Johnson (BFI host)

BBC Breakfast report on the making of Ethel and Ernest

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Ethel and Ernest received great coverage this morning on BBC Breakfast ahead of its cinema release on October 28th.

Tim Muffett’s report had interviews with crew members from Lupus Films, and also included an interview with Raymond Briggs at his home in Sussex.

It was also featured on BBC’s South East Today as a regional news item because Raymond lives in Sussex.

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BBC South East Today lunchtime news coverage

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BBC South East Today evening news coverage

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BBC Breakfast coverage

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Tim Muffett and Raymond Briggs

 

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Reissue of the Ethel and Ernest book to coincide with the film launch

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A new edition of Raymond Briggs’ book Ethel and Ernest is being published on the 27th October to coincide with the film launch the following day.

Jonathan Cape – Published 27th October 2016

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Tickets go on sale today for “a golden year for animation at the BFI London Film Festival”

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BFI members get a chance to buy tickets today for the London Film Festival.  For non-members ticket sales start on the 15th September.

For lovers of animation in particular this year is being described as a “golden” one. 

“a veritable banquet for animation fans and discerning filmgoers who want to experience a bumper crop of the best animation in the world in one of the best years for animation that I can remember.” – Justin Johnson from the BFI

So a lot to see and enjoy in addition of course to Lupus Films’ debut feature  Ethel and Ernest which screens on October 15th and 16th !

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