An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic.
A five minute animated film photographed at a private collection of motorcycles situated in North Portugal. ‘Ride’ is a homage to 1950s motorcycle design in which hundreds of real motorbikes are animated frame by frame, as a rider departs on an idealised journey into the countryside.
In the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, on the Dnieper River between Sevastopol and Kiev, and on the ski slopes of central Switzerland, these seventy seven people travel time. They are travelling time with me, with you and with everyone alive on this planet now.
Threesome; consisting of three; threefold. Three forming a group. Or (slang) an occasion in which three people engage in sexual activity together. This film combines Good Friends, Busby Berkeley’s Tributeto Mae West and Lie Detector.
2016 - 1.40 mins
The third short riff of three films which use the same striking image; a short story which is just short of a love story.
THE FIVE MINUTE MUSEUM
2015 - 6 mins
A history of man made objects from stone age to the age of plastics, photographed at museums in UK and Switzerland.
Paul Bush tries to talk about the making of While Darwin Sleeps and his aspirations for cinema but all the time the film itself tries to take over and in the end completely overwhelms him. Commissioned for Canal + France.
Thousands of insects pass through the film each for a single frame. It seems that the genetic progamme of millions of years is taking place in a few minutes. It is like a mescalin vision dreamt by Charles Darwin.
During village celebrations a father and daughter dance but a quarrel begins, other villagers take sides and events turn to violence beyond control. Set to the song Father and Daughter by Percy Grainger.
Busby Berkeley’s tribute to screen sex goddess Mae West as imagined by director Paul Bush. Due to the explicit sexual imagery a picture cannot be shown. Opening film of the international competition at Annecy 2002.
PAS DE DEUX DE DEUX
2001 - 5.30 mins
A parasitic presence has completely taken over the body of its host. A classical pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is restaged frame by frame with the original dancers replaced by four new dancers.
However much he wants to lie there is one part of a man’s body that always tells the truth. Due to the explicit sexual imagery a picture cannot be shown. Winner of Nokia Micromovie award at 2002 Tampere International Film Festival.
DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
2001 - 5.15 mins
Imagine that the camera is possessed with a psychosis similar to human schizophrenia; suppose that this disease subtly changes every single frame of film while leaving the narrative superficially intact.
Five hundred thousand years into the future life continues to exist. Humanity has ceased. Their progeny are electronic creatures with memory banks stuffed with useless information. Due to the degraded state of their circuitry most are stupid beyond belief.
How can you prove this table does not vanish or alter shape the minute your back is turned? The film-maker contributes to this philosophical debate by changing tables, chairs, jugs, fruit and everything else lying around his house.
Bush’s first animation takes the viewer on a journey into the centre of hell. Dante’s The Divine Comedy, illustrated by Gustav Dore’s wood engravings is animated by scratching directly into the surface of the film.
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