apple monkey

‘One man… One monkey… But only one apple tree…’

Award winning short film with over 25 international screenings and on several television channels.
Made at Newport Film School, University of Wales, 2000

– World Animation Journal – Animatoon Magazine, Volume 7, No. 29, December 2000
Report on UWCN Graduation Screening at the National Film Theatre, London:

“Other excellent films on show were ‘apple monkey’ by Ed Roberts (2D cel animation) with good drawing and characterizations in an age-old theme – if you don’t share what you have you lose everything.”

– Animation UK Magazine, Issue 6, Summer 2001
Animated Encounters Review, Article by Pat Raine Webb

“Brit Flicks 2 followed, showing another hour of home grown talent. Outstandingly good were ‘apple monkey’ by Ed Roberts – a lesson in the results of greed, starring a man, a monkey and a tree of apples.”

– Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, August 2000, Joint 3rd in McLaren Animation Award
– Vancouver Effects and Animation Festival, Canada, April 2001, 3rd in Student Animation Tradigital Category
– Tfou! d’Or’s Festival, France, August 2001, 3rd Place
– International Animation Show Animac, Spain, February 2002, Best of Animac, Animac Mòbil
– York Independent Film Festival, England, February 2002, Winner of Best Animation Category
– Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, USA, April 2002, Honourable Mention in Animation Category

– Featured on BBC Choice Wales, The Wrap programme, June 2000
– Valencia Animation Festival, Spain, January 2001
– Californian SUN International Animation Festival, USA, March 2001
– Animated Encounters, England, April 2001
– Animerte Dager, The Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival, Fredrikstad, Norway, May 2001
– Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France, June 2001
– Anima Mundi International Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo, Brazil, July 2001
– Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, London, England, July 2001
– Screened on ArtsWorld Television channel, July 2001
– Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, August 2001
– World Animation Celebration, California, USA, August 2001
– New York Animation Festival, USA, September 2001
– Get Animated – The Best of British Animation Films, Singapore, September 2001
– Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA, October 2001
– 44th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, October 2001
– Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma d’Animation de Wissembourg, France, November 2001
– Newcastle Film Festival, Australia, November 2001
– Screened on Sveriges Television, Sweden, 2001
– Les Rencontres 10/10 De Cinéma d’Animation, France, February 2002
– 3rd Fayetteville Film Fest, USA, February 2002
– Durango Film Festival, USA, March 2002
– East Lansing Film Festival, USA, March 2002
– Nashville Independent Film Festival, USA, May 2002
– Screened on SF DRS Switzerland, 2003
– Screened on CBC Canada, 2003
– CineMe Animation Showcase, England, September & December 2011

For more information please contact Ed!


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