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Small World Theatre presents a rare opportunity and an insight into the work of Joanna Quinn as part of Anim18. Quinn has won over 90 international awards, including an Oscar nomination, 2 Emmy awards, 4 Bafta awards and Jury prizes at all the major animation festivals. Her first film ‘Girls Night Out’ was completed in 1987 and won three awards at the Annecy Film Festival. This film introduced the anti-heroine character of Beryl and follows her antics when she goes to see a male stripper. Beryl appeared in Quinn’s next film ‘Body Beautiful’ (1990) in this film she is the factory union rep and she had to deal with a macho workmate Vince, voiced by Rob Brydon. In Quinn’s multi award-winning film ‘Dreams and Desires- Family Ties’ (2006), Beryl becomes obsessed with film making and is asked to video a friend’s wedding – with disastrous consequences. Joanna is presently working on a 4th Beryl film which will be finished early 2019.
Joanna will introduce these works and more produced over the last 25 years; from founding Beryl Productions International in 1987 with producer/ writer Les Mills, through to the present.