Cannes Film Festival 2014 Highlight: “The Bigger Picture”
British director and painter Daisy Jacob‘s unique combination of seven-foot-tall animated characters in life-size sets combined with stop motion lends a whimsical and disjointed flavor to “The Bigger Picture,” her stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother.
Created as Jacob’s MA Graduation film at London’s National Film and Television School, “The Bigger Picture” was chosen by the Cannes Film Festival 2014 as part of La Selection de la Cinefondation.
Daisy Jacob: “I love painting and I come from an illustration background, having studied at Central St. Martins for five years before going to Film school. I like writing my own scripts too and I’m always inspired by real life.”
“We were doing everything in-camera, so we used two kilometers of cling-film to make our water. It looks slightly more stylized than real water but it fits better in the life-sized, illustrative world I was creating.”
After Cannes, the short film will screen in Animafest Zagreb (June 8th), Annecy 2014 (June 14th) and Anima Mundi (July 25th, August 6th).