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"This Is Where We Live" was commissioned by book publisher 4th Estate to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
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The animation technique used in the film is a combination of traditional 2D hand-drawn animation, paper cutouts and stop motion. The rigging for the characters is an extension of the technique animation director Jordan Wood used on Xhale (2003).
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A Lego statue can be seen in the middle of the market place; this is a reference to The Black Ghosts' music video "Some Way Through This", which was produced in 2007 by the same creative team.
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Over 1000 books from the 4th Estate back catalogue were used in the creation of the film.
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The most complex, and time consuming, shot of the film was the market place scene; it took 19 hours of continuous shooting to complete.
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In a number of scenes Goofy can be seen walking across screen, a tribute to classic Disney cartoons.
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The hoovering woman in the London Docks scene is a homage to the animation style of Terry Gilliam.
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The man falling from the cruise ship is a reference to Jonathan Franzen's book "The Corrections".
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Directors Ben Falk and Josiah Newbolt were inspired by the work of Su Blackwell, Thomas Allen and Brian Dettmer.
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The titles of the films showing in the cinema scene are all titles of 4th Estate books.
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In the London Docks scene a whale surfaces in the River Thames, this is a reference to Philip Hoare's book "Leviathan".
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The Imperial War Museum is built from copies of Robert Fisk's book "The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East".
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Featured on the IDN magazine cover DVD (Vol. 16, May 2009).
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Nominated for Best "Advertising or Promotional Film" at the Annecy International Animation Festival 2009.
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Nominated for "Best Animation" at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2009.
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Featured on the DVD accompanying the Papercraft book (September 2009).
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Featured on the The Reel DVD "08.09 Rushes Soho Shorts - Feature Issue" (September 2009).
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Won the Imagine magazine "Innovation In Animation" award (April 2009).
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Won the "Best Animated Commercial" award at the Stoke Your Fires Animation festival (April 2009).
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Nominated for the "Best Commercial" award at the Bradford Animation Festival (November 2009).
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Won the "Best Experimental Film" award at the Silver Salt Animation Festival (April 2010).
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Was used as part of the teaching at the National Film & Television School.
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