Stanley Pickle

Stanley’s life runs like clockwork, until a mysterious girl turns his world upside down

By National Film and Television School

Stanley Pickle Poster (2010) by Courtesy of Victoria MatherNational Film and Television School

Synopsis

Stanley never goes outside. He likes to play with his clockwork toys and every night his mother kisses him goodnight. Stanley is twenty. The trouble is that Stanley thinks this is all quite normal, until an encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down.  

FILM FACTS

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2010
LENGTH: 11 mins 20 secs 
ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Stop-motion and pixillation 
COLOUR OR B&W: Colour

Stanley PIckle Original Concept Drawings (2010) by Victoria MatherNational Film and Television School

Concept Drawings

Director Victoria Mather's original concept drawings for Stanley Pickle.  

Stanley Pickle Bedroom Design Process (2010) by Luke HullNational Film and Television School

The Look of Stanley Pickle

Colour palette tests, concept drawings and miniatures were all prep for the actual build of sets for Stanley Pickle.

Stanley Pickle Build Process (2010) by Luke HullNational Film and Television School

The Build Process

The build process from miniature cardboard to sets on the main stage at The National Film and Television School, for Stanley Pickle.

Stanley Pickle Kitchen Design Process (2010) by Luke HullNational Film and Television School

More colour palette tests, concept drawings and miniatures for Stanley Pickle.  The production designer on Stanley Pickle was Luke Hull.

Stanley Pickle On Set (2010) by Luke HullNational Film and Television School

Stanley Pickle Set

The final dining room set for Stanley Pickle. Ready to shoot.

Stanley Pickle Make Up Test (2010) by Julie Burnett & Anayanzi L’eplattenierNational Film and Television School

Make Up for Stanley Pickle

Make up tests on Nadia Morgan who plays the Mother in Stanley Pickle.
See below for an Interview with Stanley Pickle cinematographer John Lee, the trailer for film and the film in full.

Drew Caiden as Stanley enjoying the view of his world, in Stanley Pickle (2010) by John LeeNational Film and Television School

Awards and Screenings

Stanley Pickle is winner of 33 International Awards including:
McLaren Award for New British Animation, Edinburgh Int Film Festival 
Best UK Short, Raindance International Film Festival 
Best Experimental, LA Shorts Festival
Best Animation, Chicago International Film Festival 
Best Student Film, ECU Paris 
Best Short Film, Dinard Int Film Festival 
Outstanding Achievement in Short Filmmaking, Newport Beach IFF 
Officially selected for 100+ International Film Festivals & screened for a year on Virgin Atlantic Flights as part of inflight entertainment

Drew Caiden as Stanley, at work in Stanley Pickle (2010) by John LeeNational Film and Television School

Selected Cast and Crew

Drew Caiden - Stanley 
Haruka Abe - Bluebell 
Nadia Morgan - Mother 
Gareth Brierley - Father

Director
Victoria Mather

Producer
Justine Watson

Writer
Orhan Boztas 

Cinematographer
John Lee

Production Designer
Luke Hull 

Editor
James Griffiths

Sound Designer
Dario Swade 

Composer
Jean-Marc Petsas

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