Two Films About Loneliness

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Bishop Stephens, W. and Eales, Christopher 2014. Two Films About Loneliness. UK
CreatorsBishop Stephens, W. and Eales, Christopher


2019 - First Prize Awarded to‘Two Films about Loneliness’ Corti Sul Fino Del Limite’ Festival, Bergamo, Italy

2015 - Winner (audience Award) - Future Shorts Festival, Spring Programme

2014 - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Honourable Mention - Oberhausen Short Film Festival

Animation Screenings:

‘Two Films About Loneliness’ (5.13mins)
Dir.: Christopher Eales & William Bishop Stephens

Creatively Connected Festival, New York

16th Fargo Film Festival
22nd Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
42. Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg

Sundance Film Festival, Utah
Aesthetica Film Festival 2015
Greenhorn short Film Festival 2015
This is England Film Festival, Rouen 2015
AFI Fest 2015
31st International Short film Festival, Berlin 2015
Philadelphia Film Festival 2015
15th New Hampshire Film Festival 2015
Short Film City, Leeds International Film Festival 2015
10th Anim'est International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest 2015
MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival 2015
7th International Animation Festival Segovia 2015
Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival. 2015
Bristol Festival of Puppetry, 2015
MONIFF - Monadnock International Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Future Shorts - Touring Program
Atlanta International Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
British Shorts Festival, Berlin

International Premier Screening: 60th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
ARTE Television, May 2014
Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg: No-Budget Competition, 2014
68th International Film Festival Edinburgh,
Sarajevo Film Festilval 2014,
20th Encounters Animation and Short Film Festival, Bristol
30th Warsaw Film Festival 2014
London International Animation Festival 2014
31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, 2014

A split-screen separates the worlds of Jonathan Smallman, who is recording his online dating-profile, while next door, Phillip Button, the internet chef and hamster, is
noisily recording his new cooking video. Both characters have turned to technology
in their search for companionship and acceptance and it’s not entirely working. Until
something unexpected happens...


A bilingual film, it features the voices of British Actor and Comedian Tim Key ( Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, BBC TV and Radio Series ‘Cowards’) and German Voice Actor
Detlef Bierstedt, the German voice of George Clooney (The Thin Red Line-
Der Schmale Grat/ One Day – Zwei An Einem Tag) amongst others.

‘Two Films About Loneliness’ is an independent collaboration between the
Animators Christopher Eales and William Bishop-Stephens who met at the Royal
College of Art in London while studying for an MA in Animation. Since then they
have worked together on film commissions, exhibitions and film projects.

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KeywordsAnimation Stop-Motion Alienation Internet Loneliness
Place of publicationUK
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Running time: 5m27s

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Deposited18 Jan 2018
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