Press Release from Not To Scale
Not To Scale directors Pic Pic Andre, famous for their madcap Cravendale spots, have secured UK distribution for their brilliant Cannes-selected film, A Town Called Panic.
Featuring the zany cast of the A Town Called Panic TV series, this feature-length film is the culmination of an idea first conceived by Pic Pic at animation school over 10 years ago and left to gather dust until the pilot episode was rediscovered by producer Vincent Tavier.
Pic Pic's five mad minute episodes are now television history and the Panic stars, Cowboy, Janine, Steven and assorted farmyard animals have well and truly shaken off their humble beginnings as flea-market finds in this 80-minute caper of off-the-wall craziness - with subtitles!
Pic Pic commented: "One of the biggest challenges was to write a story that would hold the audience's attention for 80 long minutes as opposed to the 5 minute TV episodes we were used to. This meant adapting and adjusting not only our storytelling methods but also our way of working and animating. We realised that if the film was to be shown on the big screen, we had to pay much more attention to the details and depth of the art direction so as to create a richer visual experience and a great deal of effort was therefore put into the design and construction of the sets. That said, we wanted to stay as true as possible to the initial spirit of PANIC, namely its spontaneous simplicity, its homemade feel and its childlike absurdity."
Panic will be on the streets of London and all around the UK from this Friday, October 8th.
OPENING 8 OCTOBER:Soho CurzonGreenwich Picture HouseBrixton RitzyIslington (Green) ScreenEveryman HampsteadLondon Cine LumiereBirmingham ElectricLiverpool Picture HouseBristol WatershedBrighton Duke Of YorkNewcastle Tyneside Cityscreen CinemaSheffield ShowroomEdinburgh CameoGlasgow Film Theatre
OPENING 15 OCTOBERLeicester PhoenixOxford PhoenixGate, Notting HillManchester Cornerhouse
22 OCTOBERLittle Theatre, BathAberdeen BelmontExeter PicturehouseHarbour Lights, SouthamptonBirmingham MacDerby QuadNottingham BroadwayNorwich Cinema CityDavid Lean, CroydonRegal HenleyBarn Dartington
29 OCTOBERWaterman’s BrentfordFlavel Dartmouth
5 NOVEMBERDukes Lancaster
19 NOVEMBERStamford Arts CentreCampus WestCourtyard Hereford
26 NOVEMBEREdencourt Inverness Warwick Arts Coventry
1 JANUARYTheatr Clwyd