A gazillion years ago, I did a course in writing for short film, led by Lynne Harwood at First Take, and the script that came out of that development process, was Georgie. It’s the story of a bullied little boy who finds his shadow suddenly possessed with a life of it’s own, morphing itself into a much-needed friend and ally. But poor Georgie quickly discovers his new best friend doesn’t like to be ignored, and before he knows it, has to face a whole different kind of bully.
I was lucky enough to have my script selected for production by First Take, and also got the opportunity to direct it too. It was designed and animated by Kate Sellers and produced by Lynne Harwood, with a score by Sam Yates, and sound design by Norbert Weiher.
Kate used 2D cutouts and stop motion to make Georgie, and it has a handcrafted, nostalgic quality that always reminds me of Oliver Postgate.
If you’d like to view the film, you just have to click here.