I created Beachcomber as an entry for the BBC Animation Talent Awards. It got shortlisted down to the final 6! It was also selected as part of the online competition at BAF in 2004.
I’ve always had a fascination with messages in bottles. Whenever we used to take the crossing up to Orkney, I would write one and chuck it overboard. Several were found, often on different parts of Orkney, but one made it to the far north or Norway!
This film was my first piece of personal work after graduating and was created entirely in Flash. I recorded all the sound myself on an old minidisc player in my flat in Edinburgh.