Back When You Were Beautiful is based on a song by band No-Man. The film centres around an old man and follows him on a nostalgic journey through a lifetime of memories. 
No-Man’s music is very emotive and raw and I wanted to create a story that would reflect this. I had the idea of creating an old man character that had lived, loved and lost. He is forgotten and alone in the world except for reflections of the past.
This was my very first full length venture into 3D animation and so took longer than the rest. The software I used was Cinema 4D and I designed and modelled all of the scenes from scratch. It was produced in my spare time over the course of 7 months.

Written & performed by

From the album
Together We’re Stranger (2003)

Animated & directed by
Neil Whitman

Record label

Screenings & Awards

12th December 2013:
Cosy Cinema, Tunbridge Wells

17th November 2011:
Walthamstow Film Club’s Animation Special

13th September 2011:
CineMe Animation Showcase in Bristol

September 2010:
Norwich Sound & Vision Festival

May 2010:
Won Animation Trophy at SERIAC Film Festival

January 2010:
Shortlisted at London Short Film Festival

September 2009:
Won Animation Trophy at Kent Film Festival

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