Emy Tzavra Bulloch is a film and art director, who studied fine arts at the Art League Institute in Alexandria Virginia, in the USA. She went on to study film directing at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and Theatre Studies at the OUC, Cyprus. She has been working as a free-lance director mostly for film productions where she tries to involve a multitude of media and means of expression. Her most recent work, the short film MINOTAUR has received several awards and participated in many festivals worldwide, among which the 68th short film corner of the Cannes Festival.
Demetra Englezou holds degrees in Computer Animation and Graphic Design from the National Centre of Computer Animation and the University of the West of England. She has worked in Broadcasting since 2004. She has created a large number of animated short films and has participated in International film festivals, exhibitions and art projects. Yianna Christophorou studied Visual Communication at Middlesex University and also holds an M.A. in Typographic Studies from the University of the Arts London. She has participated in shows in Cyprus and abroad, including the 6th United Designs International Design Biennial that that took place in 2013 at Missouri, USA.
Dana Dal Bo currently lives and works in Montréal, Canada. Her practice moves in and between video, performance, textiles, and the net. She fuses these mediums with her diverse background in psychology and modelling. Her work has been exhibited both locally and internationally including Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Paris, Cuba, and México, where she participated in the 6th World Textile Art Biennale in 2012. She was also an exhibiting artist at the 21st International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA) held in Vancouver, Canada 2015.
Georgi Krastev, filmmaker and visual artist, was born in Varna, Bulgaria. He studied Psychology at the Varna Free University, and in 2012, he graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. He is working in cinema and visual arts and has made several shorts and middle-length films. He participated in the Documentary Residential Project 5 sur 5 2014 in La Louviere, Belgium, the Sarajevo Talent Campus 2013, and the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011, amongst others. He is part of the team of The Quarantine Film Festival – an international film festival for young authors.
Swoon (AKA Marc Neys), video-artist / soundscape-constructor, was born in Belgium. His work is provocative, beautiful and disturbing. Using words as guidelines, he creates video and soundscapes using a blend of layered images. His work is instantly recognizable for the skill with which he seamlessly combines images and sounds. Meditations on Nature, Time, Art, the human condition, and the spiritual cost of modernity – these are some of the subjects that Swoon’s audiovisual essays explore. Swoon’s works have been featured at film festivals all over the world.
Andreas Rossides is a 3D artist and painter. He is currently working at the Giant Animation Studio, Dublin as a 3D Modeler. Katerina Pantela specialises in character animation and visual development. She is currently working on Disney’s TV series Wander Over Yonder as an in-house animator and has also worked for studios in Luxembourg and Norway. Magnus Kråvik studied animation in Bournemouth. He lives in Dublin, working as a storyboard artist and animator on children’s TV programmes. After graduating from the AUB studying animation production, Narissa Schander has worked globally in the creative industry. She is currently working in Ireland as a FX Artist.
Karin Crighton is a writer, director, and filmmaker living in New York. A graduate of Towson, she directed and produced works in Baltimore before relocating to NYC to pursue theatre and film on a larger scale. She has written and produced her own stage and commercial projects in NYC and is currently developing a web-series. Lavinia Roberts is an award-winning playwright and visual artist based in NYC. She has been produced in the UK and across the US, and has featured heavily at major venues in NYC. She is the literary manager for The New Alchemists, a bi-coastal arts collective promoting social justice and bringing work to diverse communities.
Sando Reyman is a director and screenwriter, and the author of documentaries The Essay (2010) and Without Spectator (2011), as well as several music videos and shorts. In 2013, he directed a medium length feature film, Strange Sounds, which is a blend of experimental horror, sci-fi and psychological thriller. Currently he is pursuing development of a few feature films. Previously known as Rafal Andrzej Glombiowski, he has been using, since 2015, nom de plume of Sando Reyman in his artistic projects.
Fanouria, Georgia, Iraklis, Irene, and Michalis met during their first year of university, while studying Multimedia and Graphic Arts in the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol. Their passion for film and animation production brought them together and since then they have worked on several projects as a team, including short films and 3D animation, and had several individual entries in festivals. Their work is characterized by a combination of media such as film, stop motion, and 3D and 2D animation, mostly because of their diverse field of study.
Pedro Murteira was born in Lisbon, Portugal, but now he enjoys living in the Bay Area, San Franscisco with his wife and 2 children, 2 cats and Bongo, the dog. He moved to the US shortly after graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, England with an MA in Set Design, he has worked for motion-Vfx, Film and theatre companies across the globe.
Katerina Troshikhina is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. She was born and raised in St. Petersburg and at the age of 20 she moved to London to complete her MA in motion graphics in the London College of Communication, and work as a freelance designer. In 2012 she moved to Cyprus where she opened her own digital design studio. Her main areas of interest include motion design, video production and animation, illustration, graphic and digital design. Through experimentation she aims to deliver a style which is clean, poetic and juxtaposes minimal graphics.
William Davies has had a keen interest in film and the arts since a young age. He graduated last year with a BA Animation from The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. His main areas of interest are hand-drawn, 2D computer and Stop Motion animation. Previously, he has collaborated with other recent graduates on Simon Cartwright’s MANoMAN, at The National Film and Television School, where he was a puppeteer. He has also worked as a Photoshop Compositor and has experience working in a film editor’s office.
Sara Shabani is a graduate in graphic design of the Ferdowsi University, Iran. Her surreal and psychedelic music video Bike featured at numerous animation and motion art festivals such as Annecy, Switzerland Independent Women Festival, and the Tehran International Animation Festival. She has has worked for TV a as graphic, stage and costume designer, and has directed and motion designed for commercial and cultural teasers and multimedia software. She has recently been invited by International Council of Design to present her works in the Exhibition of Iranian Motion Graphic Designers.
We're delighted to have teamed up with the Pharos Arts Foundation and the International Motion Festival in Cyprus to commission a series of short films to enhance
Wonderland. 13 different solo or teams of film-makers and animators from all over the world were selected, out of 127 applications, to create films corresponding to the music of each chapter. The result is a diverse, interesting and hugely exciting marrying of music and film!
The world premiere performance of the screening of the films and simultaneous live performance of the music took place at The Shoe Factory in Nicosia, on 26 November 2015, to coincide with the month in which the hugely successful 2nd Edition of Alice in Wonderland was published.
We're pleased to make the Wonderland films available here to accompany the CD release.
All in the Golden Afternoon
Film by: Emy Bulloch / Greece
Down the Rabbit Hole
Film by: Demetra Englezou & Yianna Christophorou / Cyprus
The Pool of Tears
Film by: Dana Dal Bo / Canada
The Caucus Race and a Long Tale
Film by: Georgi Krastev / Bulgaria
The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
Film by: SWOON / Belgium
Advice From a Caterpillar
Film by: Andreas Rossides / Cyprus; Katerina Pantela / Cyprus; Magnus Kråvik / Ireland; Narissa Schander / Norway
Pig and Pepper
Film by: Karin Crighton & Lavinia Roberts / New York, USA
A Mad Tea-Party
Film by: Sando Reyman / Poland
The Queen's Croquet Ground
Film by: Mike Constantinou, Iraklis Ioannou, Georgia Nicolaou, Fanouria Panagiotou, Irene Pantela / Cyprus
The Mock Turtle's Story
Film by: Pedro Murteira / USA
The Lobster Quadrille
Film by: Katerina Troshikhina / Russia
Who Stole the Tarts?
Film by: William Davies / UK
Film by: Sara Shabani / Iran