Out now! Hooter’s brain is surgically removed by a marauding alien with a carrot for a nose. After scanning Hooter’s physiology, Miss Jean Doe warns Captain Monster and the crew that they have just 24 hours to get the brain back into the slug’s body or he will die. Meanwhile, the 1950’s retro-style robot tells Admiral Traynors that he is experiencing discrimination from the captain.
Semi-finalist, International Moving Film Festival 2020, Official Selection, Screen Power Film Festival & Lift-Off Sessions 2020. In the form of an animated short film, “Hobby” is a quirky little love poem, dedicated to the globally popular table top soccer game of Subbuteo. But the film goes beyond the hobby itself, and enters an odd fantasy world where Subbuteo teams feature the most unexpected players and celebrity participants.
Brian writes: When I was a kid I spent hours playing Subbuteo with my dad and my school friends. Not that long afterwards, I found myself working as an editorial assistant for ITV Sport. While in that job I played in a fiercely competitive lunchtime Subbuteo league, along with various seasoned sports journalists, TV producers and former professional sportsmen. In more recent years I played Subbuteo with my own sons. When I heard that the game was being relaunched in 2020, I felt moved to write this little love poem to the “subbutiful” game, but the ensuing short film ended up by transporting me to some very weird and unexpected places watch it here
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