View Full Version : Sawn-off Tales Film Project

05-19-2008, 10:32 AM
We are getting people to adapt David Gaffney's book Sawn-off Tales into short films. The book is a compilation of short stories of about 150 words, so each film would be 2-4 minutes. We want to compile a variety of styles and techniques and I think a stick figure animation would be perfect. More details can be obtained by e-mailing us a sawnofftales@hotmail.co.uk

If anyone has read these stories and wants to adapt a specific one then feel free.
The story we want you to adapt is called Pets.

They had picked up the guinea pigs
from the Bitch-on-Wheels and were
on their way back when the snow
started to really hammer down. Ray's dad said
that the road-a single tracker-would definitely
get clogged-up, so he stopped and swung the
car on to what turned out to be a frozen pond.
There was a loud crack and they tilted forward.
Water gushed in through the front and under
the doors.
His dad shouted, 'Get on to the roof! Climb
out through the window-I'll go for help!'
The car lurched and swated under him and
Ray watched his dad's back running back to the
Bitch-on-Wheels. He closed his eyes against the
stabbing cold.
The icy water at his ears roused him and
there was his dad and the Bitch-on-Wheels -
kissing. Ray couldn't understand why they
weren't running for help.

05-19-2008, 10:38 AM
I doubt you'll find help here.

05-19-2008, 12:20 PM
This isnt really the best time to ask people to help, most of the decent animators (although some arent) are working on the Ofiicial SP contest, which is probably going to take up most of everyone's time. At least, at the moment...

If I were you, I'd try again in the summer or something, when people have more free time. (plus its seems that a lot of people have exams at the moment outside animation) So yeah, perhaps try again later in the year.