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THE ZOLLE SUITE title sequence [excerpt]

Chalk on blackboard titles for the animated opera The Zolle Suite by Du Yun. Commissioned by the LA Opera and produced by Acme Filmworks, Hollywood, USA. The film has qualified for the 2022 Oscars.


DREAM OF THE SONG opera [excerpt]

Animated sequences for the opera Dream of the Song written and conducted by Sir George Benjamin. Projected live at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam

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Animation for Into The Little Hill opera written by Sir George Benjamin - libretto by Martin Crimp. Produced by Animate Projects.



INTO THE LITTLE HILL opera [excerpt]

The Fallen Word film 1

Written, directed, music by Oliver Harrison. Black and White, 52 mins HD 2013.

A sinister fairy tale set in another England.  An evil sect has taken power, forbidding free thinking and beauty.  The only hope of salvation lies with the poets. Their words, like rays of light and colour, save souls and awaken minds amid the horrors that unfurl.

Starring: Julian Bleach, Dominic Cazenove, Jim Conway, Emma Hill, Gavin Molloy, Steve Smith and Will Strange (52 minutes). The Fallen Word and Collected Films DVD available on the shop page.



Premiere and DVD launch at the BFI Southbank 10th May 2013

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 23.48.19 widescreen

Rose-tinted Super 8 - St Martins 1986

DVD extra from The Fallen Word and Collected Films

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A P Engine interview Oliver Harrison about

The Fallen Word ( formally Badinage) 2010



Broadcast on Channel 4's Random Acts. A black and white, kaleidoscopic, multi-layered, hyper-kinetic typographical poem. Using the letters of the word APOCALYPSE, each line explores different areas of our lives that have been eroded by recent events. The film suggests that a quiet 'apocalypse' has already occurred.

Written, animated and soundtrack by Oliver Harrison. Created in After Effects, (double HD resolution, 50 Frames pre sec.) Mastered at HD 25fps.  3 minites, black and white. 2012

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Winner of 'Best Motion Graphics' in the BAAs, 2014.

Mia Buckton as Snow Queen. Love is All sung by Deanna Durbin (Jury prize winner Oberhausen FF 2000, Best B/W short Cork FF 2000, Prix Cocotte minute Court de Breast FF 2000, Film Audience award Dahlonega Int. FF 2001)

Animate and Channel 4 commission (2000). B/W 35mm


Spirirt of Place 8

Part of the first year of Animate commissions (winner of best B/W cinematography Cork FF 1993) Spirit of Place takes the camera to the animation, a ten minute single shot observes the waking of a room's memory; coerced into life by moonlight and unlocking a message for the viewer.


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Amore Baciami 2

Funded by Animate and Channel4 (1992) B/W 35mm

Animation based on the poem by Nicholas Breton (c1600).  Music: Chopin.

Amore Baciami, St. Martins School of Art graduation film 1988. Part of the film was later used as a commercial for the Royal Mail celebrating Valentine's Day. This commercial went on to win a Gold Lion at Cannes, A Gold Arrow at the British Advertising awards, The Epica d'Or and a Silver D&AD Pencil.

16mm 1988. Amore Baciami sung by Nuccia Bongiovanni

16mm. Commissioned by Michael Jackson at the Late Show, BBC2 1990



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