The Angry Sleeper

“The angry sleeper stalks his dreams/hard from night to night”. Dirk Bouts's 1470 painting of demons carrying sinners off to Hell is the starting point for this not-quite-serious animated nightmare. Pachelbel's famous canon played on a musical box is the accompaniment.

:: video revised 2020 ::

  • Stuart Pound
    Director
  • Rosemary Norman
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    various
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Stuart Pound

Stuart Pound lives in London and has worked in film, digital video, sound and the visual arts since the early 1970’s. Since 1995 he has collaborated with the poet Rosemary Norman. Video work has been screened regularly in London and at international festivals.

:: screenings include ::
State Gallery of Contemporary Art - SPEL in Nicosia 2019
BFI London Film Festival EXPERIMENTA, Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht). Ottawa International Animation Festival, Festival international du film d'animation, Annecy, 2017

:: selected filmography ::
2019 "Value": boolean,1961 take 12, barefoot busker, Kissing in hats
2018 Dolphin Desert, Song of the Nobird, Trotters
2017 Snow, Boogie Stomp Pink,The Angry Sleeper
2016 Reality, Aviatrix, 1960 :: Movie :: Still, Lindy Hop
2015 Voices Off & On, Six Portraits of Clara Schumann, Song Lines
2014 Vampire Bat, Hopeless, ORWO, To be a Ghost
2013 Shooting Loops, Père Lachaise, Run, all that passed.
2012 Chase, Grandmother is a Crab
2011 Music Box, Laundry, A woman from the past, much loved.
2010 Dance 0-19, Time Code, Les Barricades Mystérieuses, simple simple simple
2009 Retro disk chunter, Die Nebensonnen, Speech, Not you again!
2008 Dominant Culture, SF, Venus Separated
2007 She's Not There
2006 Reverberations in time, Bus Stop,
2005 Kissing in hats, Tehran Trace, Birdsong Marimba
2004 Quadrant, English Lessons
2003 Postcard,
2002 Plaza Continuum, Satara,
2001 Ventura California, Kaleidoscopics, Writing Behaviour
2000 Song of the Nobird,
1999 9 1/2 Weeks in 8 minutes,
1998 Mother Child & Crab,
1997 Père Lachaise, Alarm, L'Amour Fou

1979 Codex 60 minutes 16mm
1972 Clocktime 80 minutes 16mm

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