Stand out animation in Joseph Pierce’s STAND UP
Joseph Pierce is an animator/filmmaker with a background in film, theatre and experimental art. He graduated with an MA in Animation Direction from the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS). His micro-short films have been in international festivals and his graduation film STAND UP has already won awards in UK and internationally. Since graduating he has produced animated visuals in theatre for the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and the New York Met Opera.
Pierce’s award-winning animation STAND UP is told through a single stand-up comedy routine, during which John J Jones performs to an unforgiving audience. As he loses their interest, his body rebels against him, and the truth behind the one-liners leaks through the cracks. This is car-crash comedy at its most compulsive.