Roughhouse / Roughhouse, United Kingdom, 2018, 15:35

Director: Jonathan Hodgson
Technique: 2D animation
Script: Jonathan Hodgson
Animation: Jonathan Hodgson
Producer: Richard Van Den Boom


Three friends embark on a new adventure in a strange town, but when a manipulative new member joins their gang their loyalty is torn apart with terrifying consequences.


Jonathan Hodgson is an independent animator based in London. He studied at Liverpool Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art.
His short films have won many international awards including a BAFTA for The Man with the Beautiful Eyes. He has directed the animation on numerous advertising campaigns, music videos, features and documentaries including the groundbreaking drama-documentary- animation hybrid The Age of Stupid and Wonderland: The Trouble with Love and Sex, the first full length animated documentary on British TV.
He has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad and since 2008 has been course leader of the Animation degree at Middlesex University. He continues to combine teaching with animated filmmaking and has recently completed Roughhouse, an animated short about teenage bullying, co-produced in France with Papy3D Productions and Arte.