Back When You Were Beautiful is based on a song by band No-Man. The film centers around an old man and follows him on a nostalgic journey through a lifetime of memories.
No-Man’s music is very emotive and raw and I wanted to create a story that would reflect this. I had the idea of creating an old man character that had lived, loved and lost. He is forgotten and alone in the world except for reflections of the past.
This was my first full length venture into 3D animation and so took longer than the rest. The software I used was Cinema 4D and I designed and modeled all the scenes from scratch. It was produced in my free time over the course of 7 months.
Screenings & Awards:
- 12th December 2013: Screened at the Cosy Cinema, Tunbridge Wells
- 17th November 2011: Screened at Walthamstow Film Club’s Animation Special
- 13th September 2011: Screened at CineMe Animation Showcase in Bristol
- September 2010: Screened at Norwich Sound & Vision Festival
- May 2010: Won the Animation Trophy at the SERIAC Film Festival
- January 2010: Shortlisted & screened at London Short Film Festival
- September 2009: Won the Animation Trophy at the Kent Film Festival