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Irene's Ghost

Iain’s mother Irene died when he was three. Nobody knew what caused it, only that there was some sort of complication after his birth. His dad never spoke about it and remarried soon after. As a child she was alive only in his imaginative world, as a thistle seed or in the image of the moon. When his own child is born, he breaks the silence and tracks down Irene’s friends to rebuild a picture of a lost life.

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2019 Winner Best Feature Aesthetica Film Festival York

2019 Winner Best Feature Film Stock 19 London

2019 Winner Best Documentary Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

2018 Nominated The Discovery Award British Independent Film Awards

UK wide Cinema Release 2019

Festival Screenings 

Screenings include the world premier at London BFI Film Festival, U.S. premier at Full Frame Festival North Carolina, BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica festival in York and Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival in Toronto.  

Client Iain Cunningham and Tyke Films

Animation Produced and Directed by Ellie Land

Lead Animator Paulina Brinck

Compositor Loday Gonpo

Production Studio Teesside Digital Studio

Production Assistant Kayleigh Stevens

Irene's Ghost: Project
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