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Hansel & Gretel : An Animated Retelling

Shadow-puppet animation made on a 2-day workshop for the parents/carers of children with Autism. Held at Pheonix studios in Brighton in July 2010 and funded by TreeHouse. Workshop facilitated and edited by Rosie Holmes & Janine Boyer. Music by participant Luke Adams.


A short experimental film made by a group of young women based at 'Stopover', which provides supported housing to women in Brighton & Hove aged 16-24. It was a participatory project supported by artists Rosie Holmes and Heather Tait. The film was funded by and exhibited at the Brighton Photo Fringe in 2010. Music by Beezle Rond Kips.

The Fisherman & The Ifrit Retold

This is the result of a 4-day animation summer school organised by Rosie Holmes and held at Chesworth Arts Farm (Horsham, UK) in August 2010. It retells the story (also known as The Fisherman and the Jinni) from 'The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night'. The children that attended gathered natural materials and sounds from surrounding woodland to use in the animation which explores 2-D shadow puppetry, 3-D and live-action animation techniques. The course was facilitated by Helen Goodwin, Rosie Holmes and Charles Villiers. All music was composed and played by the children, with the help of Charles Villiers.

Trotters Rights: The Three Little Pigs Retold

A modern-day retelling of the classic tale. Made by adults on a 2-day workshop in Brighton as part of the Brighton & Hove Adult Learning Festival, March 2010. Workshop run by Rosie Holmes & Janine Boyer.

Dead And Wed : The Tragic Love


A classic silent-movie style film made on a 4-day Easter School for children at Chesworth Arts Farm, Horsham, April 2011. The story for this romantic-horror-tragedy was inspired by the farm itself and written by the participants. All filming, animation, acting and soundtrack creation was also done by the participants with some help from the facilitators: Rosie Holmes, Helen Goodwin and Charles Villiers.

The Old Man & The Wheelie Bin

Animation inspired by current affairs. Based upon a recent news report about an 81 year-old man from Anglesey who sailed out to see in his dingy to rescue his neighbour's wheelie bin. Local lifeboat crew rescued the old man who was suffering from mild hypothermia before going out again to rescue the wheelie bin. Made on a 2-day workshop by 10 talented children. Facilitated by Rosie Holmes and Heather Tait in september 2010. Funded by WSCC enrichment programme.

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