All Is Not Lost

When a cataclysmic volcanic eruption flings a jumble of debris deep into a dark underground cave, these shattered components of life, an assortment of shells, sticks, eyes, rocks and limbs driven by the eternal instinct for survival, quickly reassemble into new living creatures.

  • Daniel Mark Greaves
    Director
    Manipulation, Flatworld, Little Things, Speechless
  • Ruth Beni
    Director
    A Dangerous Journey, All Of Us, All Of Our Shadows
  • Ruth Beni
    Writer
    A Dangerous Journey, All Of Us, All Of Our Shadows
  • Ruth Beni
    Producer
    A Dangerous Journey, All Of Us, All Of Our Shadows
  • Daniel Mark Greaves
    Director of Animation
    Manipulation, Flatworld, Little Things, Speechless
  • Shaun Sewter
    Stop-motion Animation
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, family, fiction
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Daniel Mark Greaves, Ruth Beni

Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Daniel Greaves studied animation for 3 years at West Surrey College of Art from 1977.

In 1980 he freelanced as an animator for several London studios before establishing Tandem Films with his business partner, Nigel Pay in 1986.

In 2019, he was awarded a 'Doctorate' from Norwich University of Arts for services to the UK Animation Industry.

As creative Director he went on to direct and animate over 100 commercials, corporate and music videos and title sequences as well as directing 9 short films.

These have gathered around 80 awards, including the Academy Award and Cartoon D’or for Manipulation in 1992, and 2 Bafta nominations for Flatworld (1998) and Little Things (2005).

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Director Statement

Character development
While exploring concepts for All Is Not Lost, the technique of combining stop motion animation with drawn elements presented itself. The fusion of these two mediums proved to be both visually arresting, and worked extremely well in conveying the evolution of the characters.

Daniel Greaves