Roughhouse

Three friends embark on a new adventure in a strange town, but when a manipulative new member joins their gang, their loyalty is torn apart with terrifying consequences.

Release year : 2018

Duration : 15mn

Director : Jonathan Hodgson

Awards

  • BAFTA for British Short Animation 2019
  • Audience Award at the International Animation Film Festival of Paris 2018
  • Best British Film Award at the International Animation Festival 2018 of London
  • Best Animation award at Oxford International Short Film Festival 2019
  • Audience Award at the Meknes FICAM 2019
  • Special mention in the Animafest of Zagreb 2019
  • Best animation at the Helsinki Scandinavian International Film Festival 2019
  • Grand Prize for an Animation Short in Rhode Island Flickers 2019
  • Best of British Animation Award in Bristol Encounters 2019
  • Best Short Film Animation in Trujillo International Independent Film Festival 2019
  • Special mention in the Viborg Animation Festival 2019
  • Best Animation Short Film in the Corrientes Short Long World Festival 2019

Scenario : Jonathan Hodgson

Script Consultants : Alex Charnley, Yael Shavit, Robert Bradbrook

Art Direction : Jonathan Hodgson

Editors : Zurine Ainz, Robert Bradbrook

Voices : Steve Camden, Stuart Ash, David Benson, Greg Haworth, Sam Malley, Jordan Taylor

Backgrounds : Jonathan Hodgson

Animation director : Gabriel Jacquel

Animation : Gilles Cuvelier, Thomas Machart, Claire Trollé, Amélie Coquelet, Jonathan Hodgson

Compositing : Gabriel Jacquel, Jonathan Hodgson

Coder : Jean-Baptiste Sanno

Color grading : Marie Gascoin

Music : Stuart Hilton

Musicians : Stuart Hilton, Michèle Hilton, Frank Hilton, Holly Bowder-Ridger

Sound design : Yan Volsy

Foley artist : Daniel Gries

Foley recording : Matthieu Langlet

Mix : Matthieu Langlet

Producers : Richard Van Den Boom, Jonathan Hodgson

Production assistant : Alice Mallaroni

Animation studio : Train-Train

Voice recording studio : Fonic

Foley recording studio : Yellow Cab

Mix studio : Cinephase

Images post-production studio : Digital Cut

Supported by : CNC, Arte France, Pictanovo - Hauts-de-France region, Procirep and Angoa

Jonathan Hodgson

Jonathan Hodgson is an independent animator based in London. He studied at Liverpool Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art.

His short films have won many international awards including a BAFTA for The Man with the Beautiful Eyes. He has directed the animation on numerous advertising campaigns, music videos, features and documentaries including the groundbreaking drama-documentary-animation hybrid The Age of Stupid and Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, the first full length animated documentary on British TV.

He has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad and since 2008 has been course leader of the Animation degree at Middlesex University. He continues to combine teaching with animated filmmaking and has recently completed Roughhouse, an animated short about teenage bullying, co-produced in France with Papy3D Productions and Arte.

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Festivals and screenings

  • Nominated for the BAFTA 2019
  • Selected for the French Cesars 2020
  • Amsterdam Kaboom 2019 - Competition
  • Auch Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Badalona Filmets 2019 - Competition
  • Balchik In The Palace 2019 - Competition
  • Bali Minikino Film Week 2019 - Competition
  • Belgrade Balkanima 2019 - Competition
  • Berkeley GLAS 2019 - Competition
  • Birmingham Flatpack 2019 - Competition
  • Bourg en Bresse Animation Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Bristol Encounters 2019 - Competition
  • Brussels Anima 2019 - Competition
  • Brussels Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Calgary GIRAF 2019 - Competition
  • Chicoutimi Regard 2019 - Competition
  • Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Corbu Arkadia ShortFest 2019 - Competition
  • Cork IndieCork 2019 - Competition
  • Corrientes Short Long World Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Cracovie Etiuda&Anima 2019 - Competition
  • Geneva Animatou 2019 - Competition
  • Goa Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Guatemala City Ícaro Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Helsinki Scandinavian International Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Kyiv Linoleum 2019 - Competition
  • La Paz International Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Leiden International Short Film Experience 2019 - Competition
  • Lille  European Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Ljubljana Animateka 2019 - Showcase
  • Lleida Animac 2019 - Competition
  • London Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art 2019 - Competition
  • Meknès FICAM 2019 - Competition
  • Milano Design Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Moscou Big Cartoon Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Naples International Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Nijmegen KloosterKino 2019 - Showcase
  • Neum Animated Film Festival 2019 - Showcase
  • Norwich Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Platanistia Animafest Cyprus 2019 - Competition
  • Oxford International Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Pune Short Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Rabat International Author Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Recife Animage 2019 - Competition
  • Rennes National Animation Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Rhode Island Flickers 2019 - Competition
  • Rio / Sao Paulo Animamundi 2019 - Competition
  • Rouen Courtivore 2019 - Competition
  • Rouen This is England 2019 - Competition
  • Rouyn-Noranda Abitibi-Témiscamingue International Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Saint Mitre Les Remparts International Independent Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Salto Independent Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Snæfellsbær Northern Wave International Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2019 - Competition
  • Toulouse Séquence Court-métrage 2019 - Competition
  • Torun Tofifest 2019 - Competition
  • Trouville Off Courts 2019 - Competition
  • Troyes Court en Scène 2019 - Competition
  • Trujillo International Independent Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Turku Animated Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Viborg Animation Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Wiesbaden International Festival of Animation 2019 - Competition
  • York Aesthetica Film Festival 2019 - Competition
  • Zagreb Animafest 2019 - Competition
  • Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival 2018 - Competition
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 - Competition
  • Espinho Cinanima 2018 - Competition
  • Gent Film Fest 2018 - Competition
  • Gijon International Film Festival 2018 - Showcase
  • Kobanê International Film Festival 2018 - Showcase
  • Leipzig DOK 2018 - Competition
  • London International Animation Festival 2018 - Competition
  • Montreal Animation Film Summits 2018 - Competition
  • Paris Animation Cinema Crossroad 2018 - Competition
  • Paris International Animation Film Festival 2018 - Competition

Broadcasts and theatrical screenings

  • Arte (2018)
  • Movistar+ Spain (2019)