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An eccentric and dark claymation short film about a small French town obsessed with cheese.
An eccentric and dark claymation short film about a small French town obsessed with cheese.
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Quick Update

Posted by Rufus Dye-Montefiore (Creator)

Hi everyone,

Everything has come on hugely since I last posted. The project has become increasingly ambitious as more people have got involved. I now have a small team of volunteers. Together we've been building and finishing the sets, and will be animating together as a team, which should save me a lot of time.

I also have a camera man which is really exciting because I think it will make a huge difference to the quality of the film.

I have increased the scale of everything I'm doing, it's a bit more ambitious than before, so inevitably pre-production and model-making has taken longer than I first thought. On the other hand the script rewrite is finished, the characters and sets are done and at last I am ready to start animating. This will take at least 4 months, and so the screening will no longer be taking place in late summer. I will keep you posted as soon as I have a date.

At this stage I don't want to give away too much, but just to give you some idea of what we've been working on, I have enclosed a few rough images of the sets and characters from the last couple of months.

For the past 4 months I've been based in a studio in South London. Unfortunately that's coming to an end and from late June I'm going to need somewhere else, in London. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated. Ideally I'm looking for a space at least 6 x 6 metres (20 x 20 ft) but I could make do with this amount of space in a different configuration, eg. a room for storage and another for filming. There will be 4 or 5 people max. This is my priority now, it's less than a month away, so if you have any leads or know of somewhere that I could use for filming over the next 3-4 months please get in touch. (

All the best


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    1. Marie M on

      Thanks for the photos and the update - everything looks amazing.

    2. HanoverFiste on

      Everything looks fantastic.

    3. Daniella Jaeger on

      Lovely photos!!! (Sorry I can't help with a space!)