By Tim Masters
Arts and entertainment correspondent
Daisy Jacobs and producer Chris Hees are going to the Oscars after their Bafta win
An Oscar-nominated British animator is celebrating after winning a Bafta and raising enough money to fund her next film.
Daisy Jacobs, whose The Bigger Picture is up for the best short animation Oscar, has raised more than £21,000 through crowd-funding site Kickstarter.
The target was reached just three days after she picked up a Bafta Award on Sunday for the same film.
“It looks lovely on my shelf sitting with other awards,” she said.
Jacobs used two-metre painted characters in full-size sets to tell the darkly humorous story of two brothers struggling with the care of their elderly mother.
Jacobs created The Bigger Picture for her masters degree in directing animation at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
The Bigger Picture was animated using life-sized painted figures
The seven-minute short – which has already won some 25 awards – took six months to animate, with Jacobs and her team working six days a week, 12 hours a day.
For her next film, Jacobs plans to look at the divorce boom of the 1970s and ’80s. “It’s about family. It looks at the ideas of why we drift apart and why people leave,” she told the BBC.
“This will be a similar in style to The Bigger Picture – it’s still life-size animation – but I’ve pushed myself. There’s a new element to the technique.”
While The Bigger Picture was fully funded by the NFTS – which provided the camera, lights and a large studio space – Jacobs has to find the cash to fund her new project.
Hence the crowd-funding campaign, which she launched last month. “We need a big space for …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment