More Sensitive takes us on a tipsy turvy trip into
a bar where a performer valiantly strikes the first piano chord
to introduce his song. How does he survive the almost complete indifference
of his audience?
In two action packed minutes we move from the dizzying world of
the quizzical drunk to the self obsessed perspective necessary to
endure the oblivion of performing in a bar.
Despite the brevity full use is made of every frame to explore
all kinds of animation techniques in any manner of combinations.
Hand coloured photographs, cutouts, plasticine, drawing on paper
and cel, optical effects, this film provided no end of opportunity
Kim Darwin is an accomplished jazz musician with a stinging sense
of humour. His self parody, complete with tripping glissandos, gets
funnier with every listen. In real life Kim plays wildly improvizational
jazz accordion. His song, More Sensitive, draws on his experience
of playing in hotel piano bars.
- Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
- Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, ON. Awarded Best Animation
- Moving Pictures, Canadian Films On Tour
- Short Film Showcase tour organized by the Toronto International Film Festival.
- RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
- Nashville Film Festival, Tennessee, USA
- Satellite Short Film Festival, toured rural communities in British Columbia
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Yukon
- Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, USA
- Cinanima - International Animated Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal
- 15th St. John's International Women's Film Festival, NFL, Canada
- 5th Brisbane International Animation Festival, Australia
- Toronto International Film Festival, ON, Canada
- Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, NS, Canada
- Ottawa International Animation Festival, ON, Canada
Best of the Rest Showcase
- Anima Mundi (international animation festival), Brazil
- Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France
- Newport Beach Film Festival, CA, USA
- Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, BC, Canada
Best Animated Short
- 30th Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, OR, USA