behind the scenes

technique

Tête à Tête utilises a mix of cut out, stop motion and traditional 2D animation combined with live action. Staged on a full scale set, the characters sit at a real table, dressed in real clothes and drink real wine. Director, Natasha Tonkin, developed the technique whilst completing an MA in Directing Animation at the National Film and Television School. The technique allows a playful juxtaposition between real and unreal, breathing a unique form of life into the characters.