Nicolas Ménard “Loop Ring Chop Drink”

Montreal graphic designer Nicolas Ménard moved to London in 2012 to complete an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art where he created this darkly comic animated mini-masterwork called “Loop Ring Chop Drink 2014” which just completed a successful festival run.

Fans of Ménard’s film “Somewhere” will recognize his talent for bold/reductionist palettes, striking composition and the themes of loneliness and severed limbs.

Ménard is represented for commercial animation by Nexus Productions.

Nicolas Ménard Written, Directed & Animated by
Sound & Music by Rich Vreeland
Additional animation by Iris Abols, Anne-Louise Erambert, Nicole Kozak & Robert Loebel
Featuring a selection of abstract paintings by Samuel Jacques
Colouring by Mélanie Daigle, Oliver Hamilton, Sam Jones,
Jeanette Lee, Nicolas Ménard, Jonathan Reyes & Khylin Woodrow
Sound mix by Dayo James
With the voices of Clément Baptiste, Wallace McDougall & Alice Dunseath
Special thanks to Blinkink, Jean-Philippe Fauteux & Philip Hunt
© Royal College of Art, 2014

02/2015 — Best Student Film, Festival Anima, Belgium
11/2014 — Best Student Film, Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation, Canada
11/2014 — Audience Award, Bradford Animation Festival, UK

01/07/2015 — Vienna Short Film Project, Vienna, Austria
17/07/2015 — Guanajuato International Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
17/07/2015 — Anima Mundi, São Paulo, Brazil
24/07/2015 — Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy
04/09/2015 — The Vermont Animated Film Festival, Vermont, USA
28/09/2015 — China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival, Beijing, China
07/10/2015 — This Is England Festival, Rouen, France
06/2015 — Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK
06/2015 — Fest Anca, Zilina, Slovakia
05/2015 — Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Lviv, Ukraine
05/2015 — SICAF, Seoul, South Korea
05/2015 — Kloosterkino, The Netherlands
04/2015 — KISFF, Kyiv, Ukraine
04/2015 — IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
04/2015 — Pictoplasma, Berlin, Germany
03/2015 — Fête de l’anim, Lille, France
02/2015 — Vortex Cinema Club @ Doopo Doopo in Forest Hill, London, UK
01/2015 — Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont Ferrand, Lab Competition, France
01/2015 — Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers, France
12/2014 — Animateka, European Student Competition, Slovenia
11/2014 — Anilogue International Animation Festival, Official Competition, Hungary
11/2014 — L’Aternativa 21è Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain
10/2014 — Canterbury Anifest, UK
10/2014 — LIAF, British Showcase, UK
06/2014 — Debut Screening, RCA Show 2014, UK