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Mister Fox’s Night Out

In December 2012 Artspace launched a project in partnership with John Vanek Trainings, funded by London Borough of Merton Arts Development Team to create short film using music and animation.

The project was open to adults, living in Merton, who have experience of mental health needs. The first half of the project took place at Morden’s Crown Lane Studios where musician and producer John Merriman supported the group to create a piece of music for the film.

The group created a piece about a fox, and his experience of a night out prowling the streets. The narrative was then picked up and, with guidance from artist Emily Fuller and film maker Alan Smith, the group created a stop motion animation visually depicting the experience of Mister Fox.

‘Mister Fox’s Night Out’ was short-listed to be screened at the Wimbledon SHORTS Short Film Festival and was shown as part of the festival’s outdoor screening on 29th June as well as at the Polka Theatre that same evening, it was warmly received in an international field, including films with significant budgets

The project also linked up with mental health creative writing group ‘Write Afresh’ to launch the film at Raynes Park Library on Friday 5th July.