I AM DYSLEXIC - Animated short film

A young dyslexic child falls into a world made entirely out of books. Alone in the environment, he is forced to climb a mountain representing the education system.

I AM DYSLEXIC is a multi-award winning 2D/CG hybrid animated short film, directed by Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Noel Wyman.

The film expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in our current school system. Those with learning differences should be proud of who they are and should never be made to feel alone. The film uses strong metaphors to portray these emotions, as we follow a little boy called Johan who climbs a mountain in a world made of books.

It combines 2D digital animation with 3D CG environments, to depict the world of books.
The project was pitched by Mads in October 2015, and was successfully chosen as one of the films produced by the Animation & Visual Effects (BA Hons) class of 2016 at Falmouth University.​ The film was completed in August 2016, and publicly released on the 11th of December 2017

I AM DYSLEXIC - (short film completed Jul 2016).
Directed & Produced:
Mads Johan Øgaard and Katie Wyman.
Mari Hajem
Sound Production: Thomas Bottolfsen, Eivind Hajem and Åsmund Røst Wien
3D Team:  Ben Langham,  Phillip Banko, Joseph Chalmers, Aaron Donlon, Juraj Tomori, Holly Herbert, Josh Wibberley, Andrea Patruno.
2D Team: Clara Anganuzzi, Prawta Annez, Anna Bohac, Philippa Borman, Becca Bright, Grayling Breckon, Rachel Denton, Hannah Edge, Gregory Edwards, James Folland, Leigh Juggins, Naomi Hayes, Holly Herbert, Becky Hill, Elisabeth Horne, Pippa Humphrey , Sam Humphreys, Christopher Hunt, Anni Kaikkonen, Tim Lewis, Kathryn Man, Alasdair Montgomery, Becky Moritz, Elitsa Nedyalkova, Robin Neylan-Francis, Ryan Orgill, Luke O'Sullivan, Karolina Papp, Luke Platt, Connor Schrader, Alice Seatherton, Kiah Seifert-Craggs, Sam Stainer, Rebekah Truscott, Thomas Wallis, James White and Lucie Zix.
VFX Team: Calum Meyer, Kylie Kamanga, Chris Lewin, Harry Orford, Rob Owen and Dominic Taylor.
Additional Contributors: Martin Burn, Judy Helene Fagernes, Sophie Rippington

Mads Johan Øgaard:
Website: https://www.madsjohanogaard.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsjohanogaard/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadsJohanOgaard
Facebook (art): https://lnkd.in/dVKymRj

Katie Noel Wyman:
Website: www.katiewyman.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bonzlydoo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonzlyDoo

The musician Mari Hajem:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marihajemmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Marihajem SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mari-hajem
Spotify: https://goo.gl/LM5KwT

I AM DYSLEXIC's Social Media:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdyslexicshortfilm/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAMDYSLEXICfilm
Facebook: https://goo.gl/Rr2uaL
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/248179200

I AM DYSLEXIC won at the following festivals:
  • (Winner of 2016 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for Animation Student Short)
  • (Winner of 2016 Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival for a best short film)​​
  • (Winner of the 2017 FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival for a best short film)​​
  • (Winner of the Royal Television Society (South West) Animation Awards 2017)​​
  • (Winner of the 2017 Oxford International Film Festival for "Best student film" award)​​
  • (Winner of the Royal Television Society finals 2017 "Undergraduate craft skills - production design" award )​​
  • (Winner of 2017 Nottingham International Film Festival for best student film award)
  • (Winner of 2017 Nottingham International Film Festival best animation award)​​
  • (Winner of 2017 Liverpool Independent Film Festival best animation award)​​
  • (Winner of 2017 Liverpool Independent Film Festival best student film award)​​
  • (Winner of 2017 One-Reeler Short Film Competition Best Animation Short award)​​
  • (Winner of 2017 One-Reeler Short Film Competition Best Concept Art award)
Received a Special Mention at the following festivals:
  • (Jury Special Mention 2017 Manchester Film Festival for Outstanding Animation)
Became Finalists at the following festivals:
  • (Finalist 2017 Moving Pictures Festival for International short film)​​
  • (Finalist 2017 I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for Short (Cortometrajes))
Received Nominations at the following festivals:
  • (Nominated at 2016 Crystal Palace International Film Festival for Best Animation Award 2016 in Animation category)​​
  • (Nominated at 2016 Southampton International Film Festival for Best Student Film and Director of an Animation)​​
  • (Nominated at 2017 WideScreenFest Submit for BEST ANIMATION SHORT)
  • (Nominated at 2017 Learning on Screen Awards for Student Production - Undergraduate category)​​
  • (Nominated at Royal Television Society finals 2017 for "Undergraduate Animation" award )

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