Friday, December 12, 2008

Sundance is shining on This Way Up

'This Way Up' is packing up it's coffin and jetting off to Sundance for the city's annual film festival! For those of you who can't make it to Sundance, 'This Way Up' will be screening a little closer to home at the London Short Film Festival next month too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Way Up tickles funny bones in Estonia!

This Way Up won a Jury's Special Mention for Best Humour at Animation Dreams Animation Festival, part of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, November 2008.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Win at 27th Uppsala International Short Film Festival!

For 'Best Children's Film'. The jury was comprised by 11 pupils at a school in Uppsala. This is what they had to say about it:

"The film was well made with good-looking effects and details. The humour was totally unexpected and fits all ages. The music was good and fits well into the movie all the time . The whole idea behind the movie is carefully thought out and awesome."

Monday, September 29, 2008

Encounters and Bolzano

18-23rd Nov 08, TWU is coming to Bristol to be part of the Encounters Int'l Short Film Festival. 

The film also makes it's mark on Sweden in November at Bolzano Short Film Fest.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Another win for TWU at Ottawa Animation Festival - Audience Public Prize for Best Short Film!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Festival update

It doesn't seem to matter where you are in the World, there's probably a festival heading your way to catch This Way Up at...

The Times BFI London Film Festival - this will be the film's UK premiere as we were hoping for!

Siggraph Asia Computer Animation Festival

Cork International Film Festival

Holland Animation Film Festival

Uppsala Int'l Short Film Festival (Sweden)

Anim'est (Romania)

Cinanima Int'l Film Festival (Portugal)

São Paulo International Film Festival 

Monday, September 1, 2008

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

Drum roll please...'This Way Up' won the Audience Favourite Animated Short Award.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

All over Ottawa

This Way Up is up for nomination at Ottawa in the Narrative Short category!

Smith & Foulkes' opening titles sequence for Platform Int'l Animation Festival 'Box' has also been selected in the Promotional section.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Special Public Prize at Mundos Digitales

This Way Up not only had it's European Premiere but also received it's first award at Mundos Digitales Festival in Spain, last Saturday! It won the Special Public Prize in the International Animation Short film competition. Co-Producer on This Way Up, Christine Ponzevera was at the ceremony to collect the award and said the screening of the film got a fantastic response.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Another festival nomination

Expresion en Corto 2008 in Mexico - 18th - 27th July 08

Monday, June 2, 2008

Festival selection

Everyone get your fingers and toes crossed as This Way Up is already up for nomination at the following festivals;

Mundos Digitales Int'l Animation Festival in A Coruna, Spain - 5th July 2008

Melboune Int'l Film Festival - 25th Jul - 14th Aug 08

Rhode Island International Film Festival - 5th-10th Aug 08

Hiroshima Animation Festival - 7th - 11th Aug 08

Monday, May 12, 2008

A message from your Directors...

So we finally got around to making a film. If we were to pitch it to Hollywood we would have said it was 'Indiana Jones' meets 'The Plank'. And then they would ask us to leave. So instead we went to The Animation Show. "A short film!" they said, "Great!" they said, "Just make sure its not about death!" they said, "So there's these two undertakers..." we said. And now, 9 months later, its time for our simple tale to be told. We hope you enjoy...

Friday, May 9, 2008


Welcome to the official blog for This Way Up, created and written by the directors and producers themselves.

The official This Way Up website was launched today at

Current information regarding screenings is listed on the left-hand side. We hope you enjoy it.