2017 has been a exciting and productive year for all of us at Chocolate Films, and it is all thanks to you. This year alone we have worked with a 5550 people on workshops, and you have all made wonderful documentary, drama and animated films. You can watch them here.
We have been lucky to work across the UK this year, we even found time to visit the German Maritime Museum to animate the discovery of the kogge! You can watch the film here. If you are interested in attending one of our workshops, click here.
This year we launched our Heritage Lottery Funded new media project Span: A History London’s Iconic Homes 1953-1983. Throughout this 2-year project we will be collecting oral histories from residents living in Span homes, and collating a new archive of the history of these homes, sharing a more socially minded history of housing in London. It has been wonderful to hear from residents aged from 3-90 about what makes these iconic developments home, and to watch the story of architect Eric Lyons unfold in stop motion animation made by students of Reay Primary School, stay tuned in 2018 for a glimpse of this new heritage archive!
The summer of 2017 saw Chocolate Films take up residence at Kew Gardens to animate the story of pollination in the UK. Love Bug follows Olivia the oil beetle through the landmark gardens, with beautiful animated scenes of dancing peacocks, fluttering butterflies and flowers bending in the breeze. Watch the film here to spot your creation.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Chocolate Films, see you in 2018!