Polar bear John apologizes to penguin Karen. They renew their friendship over tea and biscuits. This delightful three-minute animation combines English warmth with a special sensibility and expressiveness.
Matthews graduated from Newport College Wales with his first film Astronauts which went on to win ten awards including Best Student Film at the British Animation Awards and Best Graduation Film at Annecy International Animation Festival.
John and Karen is Matthews second film.
Screening / Award history:
-Ottawa IAF Aug 07 Won Best Television Animation For Adults
-Curta ISFF Nov 07 Won Special Jury Prize
-Uppsala ISFF Oct 07
-Fike ISFF Nov 07
-5th London SFF Jan 08