Friday, 24 June 2011

Short: Film Premiere - Robots of Brixton

I am really gutted that whilst I'l' be sunning myself on a beach in Puerto Banus tomorrow the premiere of the amazing looking Robots of Brixton will be showing at Brixton Village market. Okay so maybe not that gutted, I badly need a holiday after all but after hearing and becoming excited about this film it will be a shame not to see it. So someone please check it out for me!

Robots of Brixton is a short animated film, created by Kibwe Tavares, an architecture student from London. It depicts a dystopian future, years from now, when robots do man's dirty work and are discriminated against by human's. Tavares used the riots of Brixton in the 1980's as a reference point for the film and inspiration for some of the scenes.

He created the film for his Masters in Architecture and this shows in the impressive imagery (he would like to combine animation with architecture). The robots in the film live in shanty town like structures tacked onto buildings and Tavares has transformed the Barrier Block, AKA Southwyck House, in Brixton and the Town Hall. 

A imaginative reworking of the Barrier Block (Southwyck House)

The film has attracted lots of attention, the BBC even ran a feature on it and it would surprise me if we didn't hear a lot more from this obviously very talented young man.

The film will be shown tomorrow night, Saturday 25th June, at 7pm at Brick Box, Brixton Village (formerly Granville Arcade).

There is a short trailer from the film below. Check it out and let me know what you think of it?

From Kibwe Tavares on Vimeo.
What do you think?

1 comment:

John Kim said...

OMG, it looks like a big budget film, sweet.

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