Emma Hough Hobbs, a Filmmaker, Designer and Animator from Flinders University has achieved the fellowship from a competitive field of 50 candidates.
‘Film on film’ is a short experimental doc-animation project, between 3-6 minutes, discovering how to spot when a film has been shot with good material through the compelling charm of celluloid.
Techniques like the capturing of light, shooting on Kodak stock and capturing frame-by-frame animation on Kodak film itself will be used to allow audiences to better understand and appreciate the feeling celluloid can lend to film.
Launched in April 2020, the unique Hanlon Larsen Screen Fellowship funds an experimental film project with production and in-kind support of $35,000 in partnership with Flinders University and Mercury X. It was established by SA Film Corporation chairman Peter Hanlon and the established project will screen as part of the Adelaide Film festival.
This marks the first year of the annual fund which is expected to run for the next five years at least.
Peter Hanlon established this project in honour of the late Cole Larsen who was a friend, collaborator, industry achiever and a screen production lecturer at Flinders University.
“I’m honoured to be able to support this Fellowship in recognition of my friend, Cole Larsen. This year, we have the support of the Mercury CX, Flinders University and the Adelaide Film Festival. I’m hoping in years to come we are able to organise even more support from across SA’s screen industry” said Peter Hanlon.
A panel of representatives from Flinders University, Mercury CX, Adelaide Film Festival and a former student of Larsen’s assessed the film submissions. They said they were very impressed by the diverse range of products but Emma’s work stood out.
“Emma’s project was conceptually strong, with an innovative path to execution that we all found compelling” said the panel.
“It’s thrilling to uncover this depth of distinctive talent in the South Australian industry and look forward to supporting Emma on her creative journey” said Karena Slaninka CEO, Mercury CX.
Emma Hough Hobbs is a queer artist and film graduate from Flinders University. She’s an emerging designer, animator and filmmaker who is a vibrant and passionate member of the SA Film industry.
In 2019 she was nominated twice for ‘Best Production Design’ at the SASA Awards. She has worked on TV shows including Tim Minchin’s Foxtel series Upright and Anna Kokkinos’ SBS series The Hunting. Emma was awarded young inspirational filmmaker at the 2018 Fleurieu Film Festival.
Her work as an animator has led to collaborations with Madeleine Parry (Dir: Hannah Gadsby’s Nannette) and inclusion in the international animation project Loop De Loop.
Emma also wrote and directed the SASA nominated animated short Umi.