Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant
DON’T THINK OF A PINK ELEPHANT [R: PG]
DIRECTOR: Suraya Raja
RUNTIME: 7 m GENRE: Animation
BLOCK D: ANIMATION HEAVEN
TRAILER We’ve all had thoughts of what might happen should we jump from a high place, drop the baby, or stab someone with a fork. Usually we can dismiss them without a care – but what if we couldn’t?
Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant enters the world of a teenage girl fighting daily against compulsive thoughts and urges. Layla is terrified by her potential to do harm, until challenged to face her darkest fears.
SCREENING: Thursday 23.08.18, 5.35-6.45 PM
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Suraya Raja is an award-winning Animation Director, and a graduate of the National Film & Television School.
The stories she tells are of the absurdity of human behaviour, the internal, and the tragicomic, sometimes influenced by her background working in psychology, homelessness and offending services, or by her day-to-day observations of human behaviour. She mixes animation techniques with live action, and her curiosity often leads to new and playful ideas.
Suraya’s latest film is the award-winning Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant, which premiered at Leicester Square Picture House and has since been showcased at 6 BAFTA and 4 Oscar accredited festivals.