The Beautiful City
We've been working quietly on a short clip, narrated by Steve Coogan, to promote a new narrative project called 'The Beautiful City'. Director Matthias Hoegg created the animation, which is now showing as a cinema trailer before Michael Winterbottom's new feature 'Trishna'.
We urge you to go visit www.thebeautifulcity.co.uk where in future months there will be more episodes to view, voiced by the likes of Kathy Burke, Keith Allen and Howard Marks…!
"As law-abiding straight members descend on a jaded red-brick metropolis in search of sex and drugs and rock and roll, another world exists unseen in the shadows surrounding them. Populated by the shady, the sly and the double dark, this is the world of the citizen; this is 'The Beautiful City'. '99 John' is the eyes and the ears of 'The Beautiful City'. This diminutive unfortunate sells pills all night and every night to the punters for the clubs from a dilapidated ice cream van. But while seeing all and hearing all, being mute, he can tell no-one of what he witnesses.
A blur of fact and fiction, the tales of 'The Beautiful City' are being adapted as a series of short animations that will be available as a free download later in the year. A live action feature film is also in development, to be produced by Revolution Films (Trishna, The Trip, 24 Hour Party People)."
Here's Empire magazine spilling the beans: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=33377