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Poyraz Tütüncü/Pinhole Istanbul

This cross-cultural, pan-continental artistic project is a collaboration between two animated filmmakers that aims to produce a poetic stop motion animation piece about the environment whilst promoting sustainable practice in stop motion.

It looks at recycling, both as a thematic provocation and methodology for stop motion puppet building. The initiative uses the coast as a pool of inspiration, beach-combing and taking what waste washes up to then create puppets; found-object creations that reflect the recycled nature of their existence. As a final output, the puppets will be brought to life in a short animated piece highlighting the environmental crisis we live in.

Meet the grantees:

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Joseph Wallace, Animation Director, Writer and Producer
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Jemina Legaspi, Filmmaker

Joseph Wallace (England, United Kingdom)

Joseph Wallace is a BAFTA Cyrmu nominated animation director, writer and producer. He has made more than a dozen short films since 2007, which have won awards, received Vimeo Staff Picks and screened at festivals around the world. His music video for Sparks was named one of the ten best British animated music videos by Anim18. 2021 saw the release of the documentary feature The Sparks Brothers from Edgar Wright for which Wallace created stop motion animated sequences.

Jemina Legaspi (Bulacan, Philippines)

Jemina Legaspi is a Filipino filmmaker focusing on live-action films and stop motion animation. Having the ability to integrate the creative process and meticulous technical planning in her filmmaking practice, Jemina has led several award-winning films and projects for reputable companies such as Interpol, Netflix, PUMA, Chevrolet, Ooredoo and Vodafone. She is also an Aardman Academy-trained stop motion creator who is channelling her passion for storytelling by bringing to light the stories of children worldwide.

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