I’m ready for my close-up: Hammer and Tongs and a Town called Panic
October 14, 2010
— British Mavericks
Broadcast 26/10/10 on Resonance 104.4 FM
Alex Fitch talks to film-makers Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith (a.k.a. Hammer and Tongs) about their promotion of the new Belgian feature length animation A Town called Panic which shows stop frame animated toys going on a wild adventure that involves mermen, mad scientists and a giant robot penguin. Alex also talks to Garth and Nick about the aesthetic of their films Son of Rambow and The Hitch-hiker’s guide to the Galaxy and how the demise of the UK Film Council is affecting their work and promotion of European films in the UK.
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Links: Wikipedia pages on Hammer and Tongs and
Watch A Town called Panic shorts and movie trailer
Hammer and Tongs’ website
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Garth Jennings about Son of Rambow
Sci-Fi London Oktoberfest
Saturday 16th October
Saturday morning kids screening of the popular CGI cartoon.
10:30AM Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street
Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979
Documentary about Ridley Scott’s classic Alien film and its contiuning legacy
1:00PM Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Live action version of the brilliant anime time travel film.
3:00PM Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street
Preview of the new British Sci-Fi film by Sci-FI London shorts alumni Gareth Edwards followed by a director’s masterclass hosted by Alex Fitch.
6:00PM Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street
Screening of the Disney SF classic with a special 8 min preview of the forthcoming Tron: Legacy in 3D, plus special video introductions, short film and an accompanying exhibtion…
9:00PM Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street
For many people the highlight of our twice yearly festival – all night screenings of your favourite genre films with as much ice cream and energy drinks as you can consume…
Anime / MST3K / the best of Guillemo Del Toro / Studio Ghibli All Nighter
11.30PM Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street
More info at www.sci-fi-london.com