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The debutante

Elizabeth Hobbs
UK | 2022 | 8’07 | National preview | v.o sott. ITA

A spirited young woman persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance held in her honour. Their plan requires a surprising amount of artistry and violence. Based on a story by artist Leonora Carrington, Elizabeth Hobbs celebrates her startling tale with paint and collage.

Direction: Elizabeth Hobbs
Animation: Elizabeth Hobbs
Editing: Mark Jenkins
Voices over: Alexa Davies, Naomi Stafford, Joanna David
Music: Hutch Demouilpied
Production: Abigail Addison

Elizabeth Hobbs

Elizabeth Hobbs is an animated filmmaker based in East London. Her films are created under a rostrum camera, and are made with many different techniques and materials; ink on bathroom tiles, typewriters, watercolour on paper, butterfly prints and rubber stamps. The films are experimental but with a clear narrative, often based on unusual and overlooked historical stories and figures. In 2019, she received a BAFTA British Short Animation nomination for ‘I’m OK’, and in 2020, she was invited to become a member of the Short Films and Feature Animation branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Elizabeth enjoys sharing her practice through lecturing, workshops, and collaboration.