factory_town // digital

It has been a very long time since I made a film. For the last 5 years, my focus has been to survive. Essentially, it has been to get projects and pay the rent. In that time I have failed to make any truly personal work. The issue was really more existential than anything, I just didn't really have anything to say. Which was fine...

But things are changing, and I think new ideas are starting to form. So, let's official call this the start of something.

The final outcome of all of this will be a mix of work, both animation, and painting. The script is pretty much done, and the next job is to make the animatic. I'm not sure how you describe this feeling, but it's so good to be back in this old mode of working. So, here it goes.

wong kar-wai // the colour of romance

I'm embarrassed by how long it took me to discover Wong Kar-Wai. The minute I sat down to watch 'In the Mood for Love' a few years ago, I knew he was my kind of filmmaker. This video from Barry Jenkins [Moonlight] and Criterion explains why.

The Hong Kong director weaves charming, struggling character narratives, with beautiful cinematography and soulful music choices.  There is both hope and meloncholy in these loves stories, and as I continue to watch, they continue to move me.

I won't say much more, as so much of this magic is intangible, but I would suggest starting with 'Chungking Express' or 'In the Mood for Love'. My two favourites and both masterfully catured. If you are as soppy and romantic as myself, you'll fall head over heels.

_welcome

It's August 19th, 2017. Donald Trump is the president of the United States of America. The UK has voted to leave the EU. And I've just turned 27. I don't even know what this world is anymore. Whatever is happening, or whatever will happen, I'm sticking with this art game. This is all I know, so I'm going all in. The first new thing is this website. A website and blog in which I'll be collecting, showing and developing new work. So firstly, welcome!

Recently, I've had the opportunity to move away from freelance projects, in order to work more independently as an artist and animator. I won't say too much about what I want to make until new work is on show, but over the next few weeks, I'll have some new videos and paintings arriving here. I'm genuinely very excited to step into this new phase of my life. It's a feeling I've not had for a long, long time.

In the meantime, take a look around. This site already has some of my previous work from commercial projects, but importantly, this will be the hub for everything that I create from this day forth. Which means much more personal work, experimentation, and truth. Much more real art and animation. 

Best,

Jordan