Madeleine's film is a very touching story about childhood, nostalgia, family love and keeping important memories alive. The story, written and narrated in text by Madeleine, is really brought to life through the way that she has used archival materials and music from the time to create her illustrations and animations. This film is really special because it has the capacity to connect with people emotionally and when it was played at her MA show there was not a dry eye in the house!
|Album covers from the eighties animated to music of the day to bring memories alive.|
|An illustration of the actual cassette player that Madeleine owned as a child.|
|Stills from the animation - teenage memories at the disco.|
Part of this artist's skill is her way with words and for this reason she is the best person to explain how she came to make this remarkable film:
|A still from The Camp|
If you are based in Brighton and Hove and unable to make the film festival you will have another chance to see this film at our forthcoming exhibition at Hove Museum from December 3rd 2016 - March 2017.
Fabula Collective member Madeleine Swift is a writer and illustrator based in Brighton. She creates books and films around personal stories using writing, archive material, illustration and animation in order to communicate the emotion underneath.