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 a London based German-English, Animator-Filmmaker and Sound Designer, who enjoys cross-combining all kinds of things and media. She studied animation at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, and completed her Animation MA at the Royal College of Arts in 2019.

    Throughout her work, she plays with many different visual structures, aesthetics, and approaches to sound design, enjoying the discovery of new ways to express complex ideas. Her films attempt to visualise philosophical concepts, with a special focus on time, movement and change. Above all, she simply enjoys converting thoughts into movement, colour and sound.

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
  • 18th DOKUFEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Program, Prizren, Kosovo)August 2, 2019
  • 3rd CANADIAN DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)August 9, 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
  • 5th VERACRUZ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico)August 22, 2019
  • 4th BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 26, 2019
  • 6th ANIMAZE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)August 29, 2019
  • 24th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, London, UK)August 29, 2019
  • OINK – THE SMALLEST DRIVE IN THEATRE IN THE WORLD (Official Selection, Duisburg, Germany)August 30, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019
  • 15th WORLD FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM VARNA (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)September 11, 2019
  • 12th MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rockford, Illinois, USA)September 13, 2019
  • 3rd CHANIARTOON (Official Selection, Chania, Greece)September 13, 2019
  • 7th ART FOR PEACE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)September 14, 2019
  • 3rd SYMI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Island of Symi, Greece)September 16, 2019
  • 13th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Calabria, Italy)September 19, 2019
  • 13th BALI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)September 24, 2019
  • 3rd RIVNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rivne, Ukraine)September 24, 2019
  • 8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • 4th CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2019
  • ANIMATOU - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geneva, Switzerland)October 4, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
    PHENAKISTOSCOPE - INT’L EXHIBITION OF ANIMATION ART 2019 (Official Selection, Beijing)October 7, 2019
  • 23rd INT'L VIDEO FESTIVAL VIDEOMEDAJA (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)October 10, 2019
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CANTON (Official Selection, Guangzhou, China)October 19, 2019
  • 13th PSSST! - SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)October 24, 2019
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    22nd ANIMAEVKA - INT’L FESTIVAL ANIMATED FILMS (Official Selection, Mogilev, Republic of Belarus)October 24, 2019
  • 3rd ANIMATTIKON PROJECT (Official Selection, Paphos, Cyprus)November 1, 2019
  • SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 7, 2019
  • 1st ATHENS MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 9, 2019
  • 8th AUCH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Auch, France)November 13, 2019
  • 6th SUIKERZOET FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Schiedam, Rotterdam)November 14, 2019
  • 32nd EXGROUND FILMFEST (Supporting Film Program, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 15, 2019
  • *GOLDEN PENCIL AWARD*
    9th DRAWTASTIC 2019 (Official Selection, Online Event)November 16, 2019
  • 16th LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)November 19, 2019
  • 5th ANIMATION MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 21, 2019
  • 13th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 22, 2019
  • 6th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 16, 2020
  • 4th CINETIME - CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chandler AZ, USA)January 17, 2020
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)January 28, 2020
  • 23rd INT'L ENCOUNTERS TRAVERSE (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)March 11, 2020

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
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