Synchronicity

A Film by Michelle Brand

Synopsis

People come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.

The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.

Director

  • Picture of Michelle Brand © Michelle Brand

    Michelle Brand

    Michelle Brand is an English-German Animation-Filmmaker, who is currently enjoying her MA Animation course at the Royal College of Arts in London. Before that, she completed a BA in Animation at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, and since then has been experimenting with animated films that tackle complex, abstract ideas concerning philosophical discussions on time, life, everything and nothing... Taking the viewer and herself on a journey through visualised thought processes, she works with different aesthetic styles, using the medium in a different way every time.

Awards + Festivals

  • 24th ENCOUNTERS ANIMATION AND FILM FESTIVAL (Heterotopia Programme, United Kingdom, Bristol)September 27, 2018
  • SHORT TO THE POINT (Animation Selection, various cities in Romania)October 15, 2018
  • 4th ANIMATION MARATHON (Competition 4, Athens, Greece)November 21, 2018
  • ANIMATOR'S SHOWCASE (LIFT-OFF) (Programme, London, United Kingdom)January 15, 2019
  • 11th TIMELINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Carate Brianza, Italy)February 28, 2019
  • A TOO SHORT NIGHT (Official Selection, Grenoble, France)March 1, 2019
  • TRICKY WOMEN (Up & Coming, Wien, Austria)March 14, 2019
  • 14th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Student programme, Athens, Greece)March 12, 2019
  • MANCHESTER LIFT-OFF FESTIVAL (Official Selection, United Kingdom, Manchester)March 14, 2019
  • 18th MONSTRA LISBON ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Student Film Competition, Portugal, Lisbon)March 26, 2019
  • ***Winner of Best Animation***
    3rd ROMA CINEMA DOC (Animation Programme, Italy, Rome) March 31, 2019
  • 1st SANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA)April 13, 2019
  • 1st FEMINIST FILM SERIES: ANIMATION SHORTS (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 2, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 10th PORTO 7 - OPORTO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oporto, Portugal)June 8, 2019
  • FLORIDA ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tallahassee, FL, USA)June 13, 2019
  • *BRONZE - BEST ANIMATION*
    2nd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Russia)June 28, 2019
  • 12th NORDIC YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tromsø, Troms, Norway)June 29, 2019
  • 4th OPEN WORLD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Allentown, PA, USA)July 4, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 5th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)July 11, 2019
  • 7th INSOMNIA INT'L OPEN-AIR ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Russian countryside, Kaluga region, Russia)July 18, 2019
  • 42nd ELCHE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Elche, Alicante, Spain)July 19, 2019
  • 35th CARTOON CLUB RIMINI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, COMICS AND GAMES (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)July 23, 2019
  • ANABELLE MUNRO’S MOST IMPORTANT FILMS (Official Selection, Las Vegas, USA)July 26, 2019
  • 15th WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM VARNA (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)September 11, 2019
  • 18th DOKUFEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Program, Prizren, Kosovo)August 2, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 10th WE LIKE ‘EM SHORT - ANIMATION AND COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baker City, OR, USA)August 15, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • 3rd THE BROOKLYN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)August 22, 2019
  • 6th ANIMAZE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)August 29, 2019
  • 12th MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rockford, Illinois, USA)September 13, 2019
  • ANIMATOU - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geneva, Switzerland)October 4, 2019
  • 23rd INT'L VIDEO FESTIVAL VIDEOMEDAJA (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)October 10, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Michelle Brand
Screenplay
Michelle Brand
Producer
Michelle Brand
Sound
Michelle Brand
Editor
Michelle Brand
Sound Design
Michelle Brand
Music
Vincenzo Di Francesco

Details

Running Time
03:47 min
Shooting Format
Digital HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Royal College of Arts,
Dorando Cl, Shepherd's Bush,
London W12 7FN, England

+44 (0)20 7590 4512

animation@rca.ac.uk

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Michelle Brand

+44 7947615958

mail@michellebrandanimation.com
https://vimeo.com/michellebrand
https://www.behance.net/michellebrand
michellebrandanimation.com