TAKING LIBERTIES - REICHSTAG FIRE
TAKING LIBERTIES - HISTORY OF ID
TAKING LIBERTIES - HABEAS CORPUS
TAKING LIBERTIES - SURVEILLANCE
I met UK documentary director Chris Atkins back in the Summer of 2006. Chris had been personally touched by the UKs unjust extradition treaty, when his friend David Bermingham faced trial in the US for alleged financial crimes which took place in the UK. Chris, seeing the UK civil liberties travesty taking place, decided to dig deeper. He opened a can of worms and decided to make a film about the erosion of UK civil liberties under New Labour.
I was invited to join the film as animation director and jumped at the opportunity. Chris and I became collaborators. I helped advise on which parts of the film would work best as animation, craft the animation scripts and then storyboard out all the animation sequences. The production then took place at Nexus Productions, who through a great deal of resources into the project.
Taking Liberties played at theatres around the country during the Summer of 2007 and was nominated for the BAFTA 'Carl Foreman' award for best film by a first time director.
Nexus Productions and a large team of freelance designers, illustrators and animators put a huge amount of effort into the animated segments of Taking Liberties. For full credits please see the end of the full documentary film. You can watch it here