In 2018 BBC Four, BFI and cinemas across the UK celebrated British animation. Showcasing the creativity and diversity of top animation talent working in the UK today, 12 emerging filmmakers working in animation were selected to create an animation.
Set in a dying industrial town, //_sleeper tells the story of Frank, a recluse who wakes each day to a strange anomaly on the horizon. Black treacle skies, glowing monitors and strange phone calls are the backdrop to this unsettling character journey, as Frank looks ever watching towards the horizon – the anomaly awaits him.
The film premiered at the BFI Southbank on Nov 2018, and then went on to play on BBC Four.