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Family Programming

Robin Robin

Directed by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

UK | Fiction | 30

11 Dec
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 11:00 am
Castro Theatre
Castro Theatre 429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States

Description

A delightful stop-motion holiday special from Netflix and Aardman Animations, makers of Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run, and Wallace & Gromit. When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is. Featuring the voice talent of Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson, and Adeel Akhtar.

Robin Robin will be screened along with another surprise holiday program from Aardman Animations. Stick around afterwards for a pre-recorded behind the scenes Q&A with Directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please.

This special event, hosted by SFFILM Education under its Family Programming initiative, is free and open to the public. We’re excited to welcome back in-person screenings to help us celebrate SFFILM Education’s 30th Anniversary. Advance RSVP is required.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you require proof of vaccination to attend in-person screenings?

    Your safety is our top priority. Masks must be worn inside all SFFILM Festival venues. When at a screening, masks may only be removed when actively eating or drinking once seated (masks must be worn in theater lobbies and restrooms). We are monitoring city public health guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19 and may update safety protocols as needed leading up to the screening.

    We require proof of “up-to-date” vaccination and a photo ID at the door.

    • For patrons under 5 Proof of a negative test taken 48 hours in advance allows admission to this event.
    • For patrons 5-11 “up-to-date” means completely both initial dosages of the Pfizer vaccine.
      For patrons 12-17 “up-to-date” means receiving a third dose of Pfizer 6 months after completing the initial series of vaccines.
    • For patrons 17 and over “up-to-date” means receiving a booster 5 months after completing the initial doses of Pfizer or Moderna or 2 months after receiving the Johnson and Johnson dose.

    Photo ID not required for children ages 5 through 12.

  • What are the ADA specifications of this venue?

    As part of SFFILM’s commitment to equity and inclusion, we work with venues that prioritize accessibility. Please visit The Castro’s website for the most accurate information. Click here to learn more. To request accommodations, please contact ADA@sffilm.org.

  • Are you selling concessions at this event?

    There will be no concessions sold at this event, and there will be no outside food or drink allowed inside the theatre.

Director Dan Ojari

After graduating Wimbledon College of Art in 2008 with a degree in Set Design for Stage and Screen, Dan started out as a Freelance Animator, Set Designer and Model Maker, before taking an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art from 2010-11.

His 2011 MA graduation short, Slow Derek, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2011 before screening internationally at over 40 film festivals and winning the Grand Prix at Animated Encounters and Animayo.

In 2014, Dan co-founded Parabella Studios with Mikey Please, where they produced shorts, idents and commercials with commissions from clients such as Nike, E4 and Kamasi Washington. Their relaunch trailer for the 2017 series of The Great British Bake Off earned the pair a Cannes Lion Silver award for Film Craft in Animation.

In 2019, Dan and Mikey joined Aardman to co-write and direct the animated musical special Robin Robin, which launches globally on Netflix November 24, 2021.

Director Mikey Please

After graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in 2007 with a degree in Technical Arts and Special Effects, Mikey began his career directing music videos for artists such as Jeffrey Lewis, M Ward and TV on the Radio.

His 2010 MA graduation short from the Royal College of Art, The Eagleman Stag, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win over 20 awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short, Special Distinction at Annecy, The Wholphin Award at SXWS and Best Graduation Short at the British Animation Awards. The film was included in the Future Shorts festival, playing internationally in over 400 cinemas and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

His second short film, Marilyn Myller, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, went on to win Best Short Film at the British Animation Awards, a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival and the McLaren Award for Best British Animation at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

In 2014, Mikey co-founded Parabella Studios with Dan Ojari, where they produced shorts, idents and commercials with commissions from clients such as Nike, E4 and Kamasi Washington. Their relaunch trailer for the 2017 series of The Great British Bake Off earned the pair a Cannes Lion Silver award for Film Craft in Animation.

Mikey joined Cartoon Network In 2018 as Episode Director on Elliott From Earth, overseeing 16 x 11-minute episodes, which premiered in March 2021.

In 2019, Dan and Mikey joined Aardman to co-write and direct the animated musical special Robin Robin, which launches globally on Netflix November 24, 2021.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2021

Runtime 30

Country UK

Director Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

Producer Helen Argo

Writer Dan Ojari, Mikey Please and Sam Morrison

Music The Bookshop Band

Cast Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson, Adeel Akhtar