2012, United Kingdom, 8 mins, Animated
Hidden away in a village where the most precious commodity is teeth, a toothless man lives in fear of being sacrificed by the villagers. Lonely and in search of acceptance, he resorts to kidnapping as a desperate way to find love and freedom.
DIRECTOR SHAUN CLARK graduated from The National Film and Television School in England in 2005 with the short film called “Lightman,” a manic tale about a man who is scared of the dark and tries at all costs to recreate the sun in his loft to make the dark vanish from his life forever. The film was screened at over forty film festivals and went on to win numerous awards. In 2005, Shaun was recognized by Aardman Animations in an exhibition of work from the UK’s most recent fresh talent. Shaun went on to produce a series of short films between 2006 and 2011 that used experimental storytelling and abstract techniques. In 2010 his film “Home?” won the best experimental audience prize at the London International Animation Festival. “Lady and the Tooth” sees Shaun return to narrative-based themes exploring a grotesque village full of teeth worshipers. Shaun resides in London, England, and is a director at Mew Lab.