Holbrooks nominated for award at Edinburgh!

Rad news for Blacklist Director Holbrooks!

teeth Short is nominated for The McLaren Award for Best British Animation at this years Edinburgh International Film Festival – screening on Tuesday June 23rd in The McLaren Award: New British Animation 1, check it here.


Graphic novels of Vincent and Pablo

Loving the graphic novel biographies that have just come out of Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.

It is a clever way to get educated up on the life of the notable artists. The graphic novel’s visual storytelling taps into both artist’s domain rather than following the traditional full worded format. The stories are factually sound, after being heavily researched by the authors and contain excerpts from original letters. Hopefully more biographies in the future will come out graphic novel style!


teeth doing the festival rounds

Blacklist directors Holbrooks films, have their film “teeth” in a bunch of festivals this year. A few of these have already had their festivities and the rest are coming up! Check ’em out.

Sundance Film Festival 2015:Official SelectionWORLD PREMIER

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2015: Official Selection

Cinequest 2015: Official Selection

SXSW 2015: Official Selection ***WINNER – Special Jury Recognition

Holland Animation Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection

Flat Pack Film Festival 2015Official Selection

Cardiff Independent Film Festival 2015:Official Selection– Out of Competition

45th Tampere Film Festival:Out of Competition

Florida Film Festival 2015:Official Selection

Dallas International Film Festival 2015:Official Selection

Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival 2015:Official Selection

Cannes Short Film Corner 2015

Blacklist + Holbrooks win SXSW Film Award 2015!

Blacklist / Holbrooks won SXSW Film Award last night!
Special Jury Recognition for Animation for our Short Film “teeth”.

We’re super pleased.

Blacklist Executive Producer &
Written/Directed/Animated by Holbrooks our Blacklist Directing Team.

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever: Trailer by Ng’endo Mukii

We recently saw this awesome short Yellow Fever and ’twas a great watch. It is a mixed media film including animations that are highly textured and gorgeous. You can almost feel your hair being pulled. There is powerful cultural and race context within the film, exploring an African woman’s internalization of western beauty ideals.  You can see some more of Ng’endo Mukii’s beautiful work here.