Official Selection 2013 / Nominated For Best Animated Film
A short sharp satire on the folly of assuming a public school accent is the voice of authority.
An illustrated and painterly animated short, “Tosh” satirises the privileged world of the elite. Highlighting the folly of assuming a public school accent is the voice of authority. Received Pronunciation doesn’t make anyone right. He’s posh, tall male and white and everything he says is right. The floppy-haired central character is not nice or dim, he’s out to win, and the plums in his mouth are rotten. Drinks are raised, guns are fired, women ogled and horses straddled, before we are spat out into the gutter in this satirical attack on elitism and privilege.
Director: Daisy Jacobs
Producer: Daisy Jacobs
Writer: Daisy Jacobs
Key cast and other credits:
Main character (voice) – Jamal Salem
Born in Portsmouth, I went to Primary school in Wales, Junior school in Germany, and Secondary back in England. I studied at CSM -Foundation, Illustration Degree, Post-graduate Diploma in Character Animation. I plan on staying in London and making films indefinitely. I am now in my second year on the MA directing animation course at the National Film and Television School.
“Great combination of animation and incisive critique.” – Sarah Godfrey
“Beautiful looking film……nicely biting attack on those who have by someone who has talent.” – Steve Furst
“I really liked this. Very witty and clever use of a very painterly technique. The script and the delivery of it was delicious. A delicacy of touch that still packs a critical punch.” – Tim McInnerny
“Extremely inventive and beautiful visuals.” – Jon Harris
“The illustration was fantastic, can’t be faulted.” – Olivia Coleman