Ecstatic Truth 2016 and 2017


Ecstatic Truth 2016 panel discussion

With the next Ecstatic Truth symposium coming up on Saturday, this seems like a good time to revisit last year’s event and share the recordings of the jam-packed schedule of speakers, workshops and networking.

Video documentation of all the speakers who presented at the 2016 symposium, including keynotes from Paul Ward, Abigail Addison and Brigitta Iványi-Bitter, as well as  our own Carla MacKinnon, is available here on Vimeo:

Our own post from the event can be found here:

The 2016 symposium was held to launch the new MA Animation: Documentary Animation pathway:

Ecstatic Truth: Lessons of Darkness and Light is the second animated documentary symposium at the Royal College of Art, London, on Saturday 26th May 2017.  

Book your FREE tickets here:


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Well we have had a fabulous year to date so far here at Particularly with the addition of our two contributors Alex Widdowson and Charlotte Kaye. Charlotte has now moved on to other things, but we are thrilled that Alex has continued to write for the blog and we hope that he will stay with us next year.

Our other news is that both the co founders of are soon off to have a baby each!  And so Alys, Ellie and Alex will be taking a short break from the blog.

We have however been working hard to ensure that you, our readers still have your weekly dose of anima doc posts. So we have scheduled some exciting reviews for the following three months to keep you all going.

A special thanks to Alex for getting some fabulous reviews and films together in a short space of time for our maternity leave!

If you want to get in contact with us over the next three months, please do so by leaving a comment here or on facebook. It may take us a little while to respond.

As always we really welcome your comments, thoughts and suggestions for the blog.

We will be back in January 2014 with more exciting anima doc news.

Till then

Ellie, Alys and Alex.

‘His Mother’s Voice’ by Dennis Tupicoff

Another animadoc classic!

On 25 April 1995 16 year old Matthew Easdale was shot in Brisbane. His mother was interviewed on the radio. Using rotoscoped animation the film presents the story in two very different ways.

There are several clips of the film on Dennis’ website at, and the film is included on the Animating Reality DVD.