One Past Two

a filmblog by Aimee de Jongh

Month: July, 2011

Film analysis by Fernando Ferreira Garróz

Here’s a film analysis of One Past Two on a Brazilian blog about the art of film. I really enjoyed reading it. Fernando also posted some pictures of the progress of the film and some of my comics. Also, the blog features a version of One Past Two (Duas e um) with Portugese subtitles. Well done, Fernando! Links are below.

Graphicinema: The illusion of life in “One Past Two”

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Press

Today, one day after the official release of the film, the film is already in full exposure on the web. This morning, animationblog CartoonBrew linked the film. Amid Amidi says on this website: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/shorts/one-past-two-by-aimee-de-jongh.html

Aimee de Jongh’s One Past Two is about as depressing as student films get. The filmmaker effectively pairs unpredictable violence with the mundanity of everyday life in a way that makes the events even more shocking, and it all leads to a twist ending. Animated in TVPaint, the short was finished this year at the Willem de Kooning Academy in The Netherlands.

And later, the NTR Kort website for Dutch shortfilms interviewed me about the film here: http://kortefilmonline.nps.nl/page/detail/nieuws/791324/korte-film-tipone-past-two- Below is a small part of it:

Een prachtige spannende animatiefilm met een heftig onderwerp welke op dit moment erg actueel is. Gemaakt door Aimee de Jongh (22), beginnend striptekenares en animator. Een jongen en een meisje ontmoeten elkaar bij een bushalte, niet wetend dat ze op de grens staan van leven en dood. Niet te voorzien geweld wordt gecombineerd met de alledaagsheid van het leven, op een manier welke de gebeurtenissen uiteindelijk nog schokkender maakt en een twist aan het einde geeft.

Thanks everyone!

One Past Two & the recent events in Oslo

Due to the recent events in Oslo, the subject of my graduation film is suddenly a “hot topic”: Lone wolves. That’s the name of the maniacs who shoot randomly at innocent crowds, blindly convinced by their own ideas. There is no way I could have foreseen that my film would be so relevant at the time of publication.

All I can do now, is hope that my film might unveil the poetry behind the cruel reality of such shootings. If there is any.

Animation, and art in general, have always been there to reveal the different sides of events. No matter how inhumane. By imagination, art will take the viewer beyond the images we see on the news everyday. Shine a new light on them. If my film can do that, that’s all I need.

My thoughts are with the victims and their relatives.

– Aimee

One Past Two – the film

Here’s the full version of “One Past Two”. Turn up the volume and watch it in fullscreen!

This is the original Vimeo link with more info: http://vimeo.com/26812429

There’s no point in making a film when nobody can see it. That’s why I decided to put it online for all the world to see and share. To prevent people from downloading or misusing the film, it was uploaded in a medium quality. If you want to have the high quality file, or DVD, please go to the “Shop” part of this website.

Trailer + Drempelprijs 2011

Good news!

One Past Two has been nominated for the Rotterdam DREMPELPRIJS 2011. This is a prize of € 5.000 that’s supported by the Willem de Kooning Academy and the City of Rotterdam. I didn’t win the prize, but ended up as second! I don’t like losing of course, but considering it’s second among all of the graduation projects of our art school, that’s kind of a compliment too 🙂

The composer of the film’s score has made a little trailer for promotional purposes. But I’d like to show it to you as a sort of trailer. Will post the full film online soon.

Film will be playing in expo space BLAAK10, Rotterdam

My graduation film One Past Two will be playing in a loop at the “Best of Graduation”exhibition in exposition space BLAAK10, in the Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam. It’s the expo space of my school, the Willem de Kooning Academy. The film will be played from July 16th till August 28th.

It might be the last time in a while that it will play, so go go go!

More information can be found here:
http://www.wdka.nl/news.asp?articleid=1434&lng=nl#wI7p0vg8VGHVea3JLEFK55Bc-0