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Kiss Froggy Kiss (2021)

Best Animated Short, Europe Film Festival 2021. Best Music Video, Stockholm City Film Festival 2021. Finalist, Best Music Video, Sweden Film Awards 2021. E.L. James once wrote, “You may have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your prince.” But just exactly how many frogs might that be? Researchers say the average person kisses 22 frogs before finding their perfect match. This short film tells the story of just one of those frogs.

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Refusal (2021)

Award nominee, Best Animated Short, Paris Film Festival, 2021. When a knight in shining armour refuses to rescue a princess from a tall tower, he unleashes an unusual sequence of events and ends up going on the strangest quest of his life. Meanwhile the castle’s servants set off on a quest of their own to help restore the knight to his former greatness. There are also evil flying giraffes dressed as monkeys. Written and directed by Brian Luff.

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Hobby (2020)

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 Luff says: 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.

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The Man Whose Head Was a Big Teapot (2020)

From the award-winning creators of Monday Tuesday Banana comes a brand new romantic comedy – an official selection for the Screen Power Film Festival 2020 and the New Cinema Lisbon Film Festival 2020. The film’s hapless eponymous hero has been dumped by his girlfriend. But this is the least of his problems, because his head is a big teapot. After downloading a dating app and going on several disastrous dates, he meets the girl of his dreams, entirely by chance. “Happily Ever After” beckons. But life still has a few surprises in store. Note: Studio Senseless have also produced a mesmerising silent version of this film, in black and white.

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Olwyn (2020)

An official selection for the Bucharest Short Cut Festival, this action-packed little animation proves that a garden swing can be a very dangerous piece of equipment in the wrong hands. But don’t worry, the universe is keeping a watchful eye. A brand new animation from Brian Luff at Studio Senseless in London, with sincere apologies to Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.