EXCLUSIVE – Joseph Wallace’s animated short Salvation Has No Name has been picked as part of the LFF For Free section of this year’s BFI London Film Festival (LFF).
Salvation Has No Name touches on themes of xenophobia and the refugee crisis, and Wallace will participate in a panel discussion about those themes following the screening on October 16. The panel will be hosted in partnership with refugee nonprofit Choose Love. Other guests joining Wallace for the discussion will be the film’s executive producer and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and BAFTA-winning Syrian filmmaker Hassan Akkad.
Wallace is renowned for his stop-motion shorts, including his graduation film The Man Who Was Afraid of Falling, which was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru award. He also animated the music video for Sparks’ “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me),” before handling the animation sequences for The Sparks Brothers, a feature documentary by Edgar Wright which premiered at Sundance, with Wallace’s animations receiving special praise.