From humorous children’s animation to dark, psychological adult fiction and documentary, music video and business promos, Karen Watson’s film and video-making spans a range of different genres and media, and employs a variety of styles and techniques.
Working across different sectors: commercial, corporate, independent and non-commercial, Karen Watson Film and Animation combines the filmmaker’s considerable experience in film, animation and television programme-making to tell compelling stories - and now, to also help businesses and individuals get their message across to the wider world.
Specialising in creative communications, Karen Watson produces a variety of inspiring work on many different topics. In television, she has covered: arts, culture and entertainment, food and cookery, and gardening - while as an independent filmmaker, tackling more difficult societal issues and taboo subjects; some of which are mentioned below.
Daddy’s Little Bit of Dresden China - A BAFTA nominated and multi-award-winning animated film that uses a variety of stop-motion animation techniques including: 2D drawn and collage animation, 3D model animation and scratched film to explore the abuse of power within the family home.
The Sharpest Witch - A prize-winning children’s animated film, made as part of the Kellogg's Magic Mirror Animation Competition, and voiced by the award-winning actress Miranda Richardson. The film employs the classic 'Hansel & Gretel' fairytale narrative to create a modern day re-working, focusing on the impact of technology and consumerism on the environment.
Sweet Heart - A dark, psychological rites of passage fairytale, with cinematography by the award-winning filmmaker, Lynne Ramsay. The film mixes live-action and 3D model animation to explore women’s body issues and the eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia - telling the story of a young girl’s difficult relationship with food and her changing body as she becomes a woman.
Karen Watson Film & Animation is currently developing several projects focusing on health and the environment.
Slide show images from Karen Watson's films
Multi-layered cut-outs on glass. Animated pub scene high-lighting social myths and prejudices - from Daddy's Little Bit of Dresden China.
Image from 'Sweet Heart' - Live-action and 3D model animation - fiction film - 19 minutes duration.
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