Shaun the sheep and his flock are determined to get a day off to relax, so they come up with a genius plan to keep Farmer sleeping through his alarm. Things go awry when Farmer gets knocked out and his trailer is sent careening down the winding road to the big city. When he finally comes to, he can’t remember anything, not where he came from and definitely not Shaun or his friends. The herd and sheepdog Bitzer set off by bus to the chaotic streets of downtown to find Farmer and bring him back home, but mix-ups and shenanigans ensue, and Bitzer and Shaun find themselves sharing a jail cell at the world’s most fearsome stray animal pound. This laugh-a-minute comedy comes from the creators of the “Shaun the Sheep” television show, which originated as a “Wallace and Gromit” spin-off. Providing impressive slapstick and a genuinely heartfelt plot, Shaun the Sheep Movie will delight both young and old. Rated PG, no dialogue.
Richard Starzak is an English animator with a degree in Fine Art from Exeter College of Art and Design. He worked at Aardman Animations assisting with several shorts and television projects including “Pee Wee’s Playhouse”. After leaving Aardman Animations he worked on his own projects, including the “Robbie the Reindeer” television specials, which won him 19 international awards. Starzak then created and directed the stop-motion “Wallace and Gromit” television spinoff, “Shaun the Sheep”.
Mark Burton is a British comedy screenwriter who studied history at the University of York He had a career writing in television and radio for such shows as “Week Ending,” “We’ve Been Here Before,” “Spitting Image,” and “Have I Got News For You.” Burton has written for several animation movies, including Chicken Run (2000), Madagascar (2005), and Gnomeo & Juliet (2011).
|Director:||Mark Burton, Richard Starzak|
|Principal Cast:||Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour|
|Running Time:||85 minutes|
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FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. RIIFF is widely recognized as a credentialed, industry-friendly launch pad for the work of exceptional emerging talent. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for the Live Action, Animated and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is also a qualifying event for the Canadian Screen Awards. There are only 6 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.
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The Main Festival takes place every August and sidebar events occur throughout the year. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.