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Elizabeth Hobbs

The Debutante

8' - 2022 - Animated film, Short - Dialogue: English
Director: Elizabeth Hobbs Composer: Hutch Demouilpied With: Joanna David, Alexa Davies, Naomi Stafford
This short film is part of International Shorts 2.
A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence. Based on a story by artist Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Hobbs celebrates her startling tale with paint and collage.

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Elizabeth Hobbs


Hutch Demouilpied


Joanna David, Alexa Davies, Naomi Stafford


Elizabeth Hobbs, Leonora Carrington


Mark Jenkins


Abigail Addison

Production studios

Animate Projects

More information



Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"The Debutante" (Leonora Carrington)




Elizabeth Hobbs
The Last Regret of the Grim Reaper (short, 1999), The Emperor (short, 2001), The Witches (short, 2002), The True Story of Sawney Beane (short, 2005), The Old, Old, Very Old Man (short, 2007), Little Skipper (short, 2010), Imperial Provisor Frombald (short, 2013), G-AAAH (short, 2016), I’m OK (short, 2018), The Flounder (short, 2019), The Debutante (short, 2022)

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