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Dave Borthwick

The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb

Edition 1994
60' - 1993 - Drama, Animated film, Adventure - Dialogue: English
Director: Dave Borthwick Composer: John Paul Jones, The Insects With: Nick Upton, Deborah Collard, Frank Passingham
This film is a blackly comic, hour-long animated film that no one who is interested in pushing the boundaries of stop motion techniques and powerful storytelling should miss. It is a post-industrial version of the famous fairytale Tom Thumb, born into destitution then taken for experimentation, before escaping to wander an ever-threatening world, searching for his parents. This film combines human and plasticine forms by way of the pixilation technique (animating human actors frame by frame) and creates a filmic netherworld where Eraserhead and Pinocchio meet.

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Credits

Director

Dave Borthwick

Composer

John Paul Jones, The Insects

With

Nick Upton, Deborah Collard, Frank Passingham

Scenario

Dave Borthwick

Director of Photography

Dave Borthwick, Frank Passingham

Editor

Dave Borthwick

Producer

Richard 'Hutch' Hutchison

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

1993

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