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LIAF 2021: Joseph Wallace: Dark Dreams & Musical Oddities + Screentalk

December 5, 2021
1:00 pm
At The Puppet Theatre Barge book tickets SOLD OUT

 
LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Joseph WallaceWe are really excited to present one of the UK’s most extraordinary animation stop-motion directors, Joseph Wallace, live onstage at this unique venue to screen a selection of his short films and music videos and discuss his work in person.

Joseph Wallace is a BAFTA Cymru nominated animation and puppetry director. He has written and directed more than a dozen short films which have received international acclaim and screened at festivals around the world including Kraków Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as receiving Vimeo Staff Picks. Over a 15-year career Joseph has built up an astounding collection of work including his most ambitious film to date ‘Salvation Has No Name’ (just finished and hitting the festival circuit in 2022) and his recent stop-motion segments in ‘The Sparks Brothers’ musical documentary.

Showdown at Yohoko Valley – Joseph Wallace, UK

Showdown at Yohoko Valley, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animated exploration of the devastating events which took place at Yohoko Valley.

2007 2 min

Curiouser and Curiouser – Joseph Wallace, UK

Curiouser and Curiouser, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA creature wanders through a bleak environment watching, exploring and discovering objects that excite its curiosity.

2007 2 min

The Scientist and the Omnipotence of Dream – Joseph Wallace, UK

The Scientist and the Omnipotence of Dream, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn a distant dreamscape, the scientist who cannot see, wanders across the plain.

2008 2 min

The Life and Death of Isambard Kingdom Brunel  – Joseph Wallace, UK

The Life and Death of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn animated documentary following the life of Britain’s great engineer.

2009 3 min

Objects of Desire – Joseph Wallace, UK

Objects of Desire, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA late 19th century study concerning the rudiments of sound and their imagined origins as inspired by volume and movement.

2009 5 min

The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling – Joseph Wallace, UK

The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIvor’s life is turned upside down after a falling plant pot sparks a series of paranoid reactions.

2011 4 min

Star of Wonder – Joseph Wallace, UK

Star of Wonder, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA whimsical animated Christmas card.

2012 1 min

La Vue – Joseph Wallace, UK

La Vue, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA blind man imagines what the world would look like if he could see. 20 second film challenge made in 1 day.

2013 20 sec

The Doctor’s Tale – Joseph Wallace, UK

The Doctor’s Tale, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalDoctor Ágoston receives a letter of rejection which sends him on a rampage through his town, eventually leading him to the house of the Lord.

2013 1 min

Natural Disaster – Joseph Wallace, UK

Natural Disaster, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalMark has just lost his job and his day is about to get a whole lot worse. A domestic tragedy exploring the surreal nature of losing someone you love.

2014 5 min

La Forêt Sauvage – Joseph Wallace, UK

La Forêt Sauvage, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalIn the late afternoon sun the greedy landlord accosts the industrious farmer, demanding he pays the rent.

2014 2 min

Dear John – Peter Vacz & Joseph Wallace, UK

Dear John, Peter Vacz, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA couple’s trip to a mountain is interrupted by a black cat who leads them astray into the forest where they discover dark secrets. Music video for the band James.

2016 4 min

Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) – Joseph Wallace, UK

Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me), Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSparks find themselves in 1930s Paris in pursuit of something just beyond their grasp.

Award winning music video for the American band Sparks.

2017 3 min

Chemicals – Joseph Wallace, UK

Chemicals, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalParker Bossley takes a psychedelic trip, metamorphosing into exotic animals and traveling through colourful landscapes. Music Video for Canadian singer Parker Bossley.

2018 4 min

Make Wales Matter – Joseph Wallace, UK

Make Wales Matter, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAnti-Brexit party political broadcast for Plaid Cymru ahead of the European Elections.

2019 1 min

Günter Falls in Love – Josephine Lahoar Self, UK

Günter Falls in Love, Josephine Lahoar Self, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Joseph WallaceGünter, a pudgy family pug, falls madly in love with an inanimate object.

Produced by Joseph Wallace.

2020 2 min

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Dagda’s Harp – Daniel Quirke, UK

Dagda’s Harp, Daniel Quirke, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Joseph WallaceAwakened by the retelling of his story, Dagda appears to a group of children and plays his harp, but the result of his spellbinding music isn’t quite as scary as they thought.

Produced by Joseph Wallace.

2021 2 min

Salvation Has No Name – Joseph Wallace, UK

Salvation Has No Name, Joseph Wallace, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTeaser trailer for Joseph’s highly anticipated new short ‘Salvation Has No Name’. A troupe of clowns gather to perform a story about a Priest and a refugee but as their misguided tale unfolds, the boundaries between fiction and reality begin to fray.

2022 2 min

Our Funding Partners

Arts Council England
With Special Thanks to the Arts Council England

 

Film London, Film Hub London, BFI FAN, National Lottery

Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.