The Nightingale and the Rose: Student

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It would take an exceptional team to bring the stunning brushstrokes and forms of Del Kathryn Barton’s painted Nightingale collection to life on the screen. Together with Australian filmmaker Brendan Fletcher, Barton enlisted the talents of award-winning post-production house Method Studios to help reawaken the Oscar Wilde classic in stunning moving image form.

Retaining Barton’s feel for the handmade, her bold and vivid colour palette and meticulous sense of detail and texture, Method used a combination of digital and practical stop-motion animation to build the 14-minute film. An extraordinary amalgamation of delicate and beautiful hand-crafted props and contemporary animation techniques, the result is a remarkably ethereal and visceral gesture to the tragic beauty and earnestness of Wilde’s tale.