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British Shorts Berlin 2019
Rohan Wadham 
Break The Mould

Festival Screening / Animation Special / Plus: Audience Award Winner

Animation / Comedy / Drama / Experimental / Music Video

Mon 21.1. 20:00 / Sputnik Kino 1

A new animation film from filmmaker Rohan Wadham. 

Do you ever get any nerves ahead of a festival screening?

Always - but usually mixed with excitement.

How does it feel to be at the festival with Break The Mould?

Really happy to be selected and be part of such a diverse festival. 

Tell me a little bit about Break The Mould how did this film come about? 

I wanted to make something colourful and get back to where film-making all started for me - making handmade stop frame animation.

What was the inspiration behind your film?

It was an idea that was inspired by the biggest thing in my life - my 2-year-old daughter - who loves dancing and bashing things.

What was the biggest challenge you faced bringing Break The Mould to life?

Juggling work, personal projects and childcare at the same time.


Have you always been interested in animation?


I have always loved making things and find stop-motion animation is a way of combining making with storytelling.


What is it about filmmaking that interests you so much?


Working in a team, problem-solving and being surprised every time. 


As a filmmaker how important is the collaborative process for you? 


The most important part of being part of a crew, whichever role you are in.


How much has your approach to your work changed since your debut short film?


I have learnt the importance of scripting and planning.


How important is the collaborative process for you? 


Really important. I love working with other people! I find self-shooting and self-editing very tough, and when possible, I'll avoid it...


How much has your approach to your work changed since your debut project?


I think for a while I was obsessed with this idea that if I wasn't personally undertaking every technical aspect of my film, it would somehow interfere with the "authenticity" of what I was trying to do. I have now got over this, thankfully. 


Do you have any advice or tips for a fellow filmmaker?


Tenacity is everything. Never give up!


What are you currently working on?


Currently, I'm working on a new short film which is being funded by the BFI. Watch this space!


And finally, what do you hope people will take away from your work?


From my work in general? I'm not sure too, I think it's early days for me to have a set vision or message for my work. But from Life In Miniature? A sense of delight!

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