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THE LUCKY DIP - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Emily Skinner

England, 2001, 4 min

Shooting Format:DigiBeta

Festival Year:2002


Crew:Producer: Maria Manton - Screenwriter: Emily Skinner - Editor: Gary Brown - Cinematographer: Peter Ellmore, Sam James, Graham Petite, Malcolm Hadley - Original Score: John Moore - Sound: Andy Humphrey

Sales:Maria Manton, Producer c/o Slinky Pictures Ltd., Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, UK, E1 6QN - T: +44 (0)20 7247 6444 - F: +44 (0)20 7247 0164


The story is set in charming seaside town blown by autumn winds and rain. A small girl visits the town with her parents and is fascinated by all the fairground attractions. She is an independent young thing so ventures off on her own, encountering the darker world of the Amusement Arcade and seaside Freak Show; a world where, not all is what it seems. She is mesmerised by a Lucky Dip machine, and the Toy Rabbit inside. The Rabbit enlists her help to escape his mechanical prison and this is where the magic really begins.

About the director

A Royal College of Art graduate, Emily's first film there, "Billy Sink" was received well by festivals and public alike.

Filmmaker's note

"The Lucky Dip" is a beautiful combination os stunning stylisation, charming animation with a dark and magical plot, a stop frame short that appeals to adults and children alike. (E. Skinner)

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