My final year film

'The Goldfish Club'

Based off real events, ‘The Goldfish Club’ follows the journey my grandfather, John Edward Wilson took with his crew during world war 2. After having survive a traumatic plane crash the film follows the crew as they try and survive all alone at sea.


Growing up this was a story told me many times, so naturally I have always wanted to tell their story in the best way I know how, through animation. 

Using a hybrid of techniques, those being; oil-on-glass, charcoal and 2d digital animation. My film is an experimental journey into the minds and bodies of those directly affected by war and how people come to cope under extreme stress. 

Through my films and in my other design work, I always seem to explore stories from both my life and my family's. Whether they be memories from my childhood, tales from my parents travels around the world or the lives of my distant family. An underlying theme in my work is that of isolating spaces, natural landscapes and how they shape themselves or the characters placed in them. ‘The Goldfish Club’ is the perfect example of this. 

My film was this years winner of the 'Friends of University of Edinburgh Visual Arts' award. 

Animatic

Visual Development

Character Designs

Storyboards

Degree Show 2020

Sadly, we were unable to have a physical degree show this year. However, at ECA we were able to put together an online degree show so that we were still able to show

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