Burger Man

Burger Man

Dir. Sharon Keighley
Based on a poem by Gaia Holmes.
Voice: Leila Keighley

About the Film

A stop-frame animation telling the story of a lonely, but friendly owner of a burger van selling food to ‘the drunken masses’, in a cold, wet Northern town; a solitary figure man flipping burgers while dreaming of the Adriatic. Sharon Keighley studied Visual Arts and Writing for Performance at the University of Bolton, and has shown her work at Exposures Student Film Festival, Cornerhouse and the BBC Big Screen. She has also made music videos for the singer-songwriter Gideon Conn.

Lisa Risbec is a photographer and filmmaker, specialising in stop-motion animation. Interested in telling stories visually and often using narration, her influences include old folk stories and songs, eastern european cities and towns, experimental animation and shadow puppetry (amongst others). Preferring to work with a traditional stop motion technique, she uses her own photography, found and made objects to create mixed media collage style animations.

Showing as part of Version Verse, SAT 14 NOV, 1pm, Cornerhouse.


Version Film Festival is sponsored by Lion Eyes

Festival & Commission Partner Futureworks

With support from The Granada Foundation

Organised by Comma Press