Critical Living by Alex Widdowson
"Critical Living draws upon the experiences of people involved in the Philadelphia Association therapeutic communities while also addressing some of the major discussion points in the Critical Psychiatry movement.
Critical Psychiatry, formally known as Anti-Psychiatry, has been scrutinising the dominant medical understanding of distress for over 50 years. It’s leading members were a disparate bunch that included R. D. Laing and David Cooper, both disillusioned psychiatrists and co-founders of the Philadelphia Association, as well as the renowned philosopher Michel Foucault, the libertarian Thomas Szasz, and Erving Goffman a sociologist.
Since creating a therapeutic community at Kingsley Hall in 1965, the Philadelphia Association has run more than twenty community houses which have offered asylum and hospitality to people in distress. This work continues at two houses in North London.
The experience of fifty years has shown that personal crises and seemingly inescapable unhappiness may for many people be transformed in households like these. They are places where people can come together to address their difficulties in a situation of shared everyday living."
THE FACADE by Jan Kamensky
The Beauty - Animated Short (2019)
by Pascal Schelbli
"What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? The Beauty directed by Pascal Schelbli is a poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and filthy. Discover a world where concerns and fears dissolve into the mysterious depth of the polluted blue sea."
Director: Pascal Schelbli
VFX Supervisor: Marc Angele
Producers: Aleksandra Todorovic, Tina Vest
Underwater Cinematography: David Iskender Dinçer
Creature TD: Noel Winzen
Lead TD: Lukas Gotkowski
Animation: Noel Winzen, Pascal Schelbli
Lead Rigging: Noel Winzen
Rigging: Lukas Gotkowski · Seyed Ahmad Hosseini
Modeling: Pascal Schelbli, Fynn Große-Bley, Noel Winzen
Additional Modeling: Paul Golter, Mitja Öhm
Lead Sculpting: Fynn Große-Bley
Sculpting: Noel Winzen, Pascal Schelbli
Texturing: Marc Angele, Pascal Schelbli
Lighting/Shading: Marc Angele
FX/Simulation: Lukas Gotkowski, Noel Winzen, Tim Markgraf
Compositing: Marc Angele, Pascal Schelbli
Pipeline: Marc Angele
Storyboard/Animatic/Previs/Character Design: Pascal Schelbli
Editing: Pascal Schelbli
Additional Editing: Daniela Schramm Moura
Music: Alexander Wolf David, Petteri Sainio
Orchestration & Additional Composer: Meike Katrin Stein
Orchestra: Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Sound Design & Mixing: Robin Harff
Poem: Pascal Schelbli
Creative Translator: Zornitsa Dimitrova
Color Grading: Peter Hacker (fatrat Color Grading GmbH)
VoiceOver: Charlie H Gardner
Created at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Animationsinstitut
Supported by diving.DE
Quick Fix by Chris O'Hara
The Bigger Picture by daisy jacobs
Making of story can be found here:
‘The Law of the Sea’
by Elmaz Ekrem & Dominika Ożyńska
"The Law of the Sea tells the story of Fishermen from the Greek Island of Lesvos, in their own words, as they work tirelessly to help the arriving torrent of refugees to shore and how this great tragedy of our time has impacted their daily life. This animated short provides a uniquely personal telling of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, far removed from the usual disconnected reporting of the mainstream media."
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