Life Cycles
Life Cycles
Original Title:Life Cycles
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This program is rated:
Recommended for mature audiences only
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Director(s): Ross Hogg
Year of Production:2016
Screening Format:DCP
Running Time:04:17
Techniques:Ink on paper & Pencil on paper
Category:Narrative Short Animation

An observational exploration of routine, monotony, attention and distraction. Using a rule-based, rhythmical structure, the film elevates the mundane, personal and relatable aspects of life whilst offsetting them with more serious, global issues which continually seep in to our lives, becoming commonplace. Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?

Ross Hogg
About Ross Hogg
Ross Hogg is an animation filmmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in June 2013, Ross creates dexterous, hand-crafted animation using a variety of materials, celebrating the vibrancy and physicality of the medium. Since graduating, his films have been successful on the festival circuit, screening internationally whilst gaining recognition and attention. Ross has also been honoured by BAFTA Scotland, receiving four nominations in the last four years, whilst winning the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Animation in 2014 and the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film in 2016. Alongside the BAFTA Scotland Short Film Award, his recent co-directed short, Isabella, won the Scottish Short Film Jury Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival, the No Budget Audience Award at Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and two awards at the BFI Future Film Festival in London. Ross now works on a freelance basis on a range of animation projects whilst occasionally teaching on the undergraduate and masters programmes at the Glasgow School of Art. Click here to view the director's website.