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Title: TREE OFFICER, the

Reference number: 7674

Date: 2004

Director: d. Neil Jack

Sponsor: In association with the Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund Cineworks presents

Producer: Cameron Fraser

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 7.56 mins

Description: A day in the life of a man stuck in the wrong job. The Tree Officer is a brilliantly observed, award-winning stop-motion comedy that expertly parodies fly-on-the-wall documentaries. [synopsis from Scottish Screen brochure "New Scottish Short Films 2004"]

Watch this film on the BBC Film Network website at [last accessed 15/2/2010]

Festivals, awards and screenings include: Best Animation BAFTA Scotland 2004 ; Best New Screenplay BAFTA Scotland 2004 ; Cameo Cinema Jim Poole Short Film Award 2004 ; Cameo Cinema Jim Poole Audience Award 2004 ; Best Animation, Glasgow Short Film Festival 2004 ; Best Animation, KARA (Karachi) Film Festival 2004 ; Certificate of Excellent, JVC Tokyo Video Festival 2004 ; Best Animation, Nashville Film Festival ; ICO Screening Days, NFT, London ; Belmont Anima Mundi, Brazil
Melbourne International Film Festival ; Edinburgh IFF ; Lead Practitioners
Discovery Children’s Film Festival ; Canada Goldfish IAFF ; Austin Film Festival ; Leipzig Documentary and Animation Film Festival ; Stockholm IFF ; Berlin Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester ; Los Angeles Film Festival

Cineworks: Commissions five short films a year by new filmmakers in the genres of drama, documentary and animation. Funded by Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund, UK Film Council and BBC Scotland. Includes a training programme.

Credits: In association with the Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund Cineworks presents

Gary Peter Clerke
Avril Noreen Leighton
Matt Johnny Meres
addit. voices
armatures Donald Holwill
costumes Sarah Green
model making Wendy Griffiths, Francesca Howard, Michael Hughes, Neil Jack
ass. animator Michael Hughes
sd. rec. Canongate Studios
sd. design John L. Cobban
m. Neil Jack
post production ARC Facilities
ed. Simon Blakeley
post production supervisor Sueann Smith
exec. p. David Smith, Katja Anderson
w. Neil Jack
animat. Neil Jack

Thanks Red Kite Productions, Edinburgh College of Art, Aardman Animation, Ken Anderson, Helen Brunsdon, Mark Chamberlain, Niven Easter, Donald Holwill, Marten Jonmark, Neil Kempsell, Murray McKean, Alan Mason, Andrew Morgan, Fergus Robb, Matthew Rochester, Alice Stilgoe, Jason Wagner

BBC Scotland, Red Kite Productions, GMAC, Scottish Screen Lottery Funded, Edinburgh Mediabase

© GMAC (Cineworks) / Cameron Fraser 2003