Super Speedy Star Baby
by Louisa Ashton
10 April 12 PM
Join Star Baby on a bizarre and bonkers musical journey through space!
Featuring new music by Manchester’s ‘whimsical electronica’ DJ Haxton.
Star Baby is a newborn baby star sent hurtling uncontrollably across space, becoming a beautiful bright comet along the way. At first, Star Baby is scared to be alone in this strange vast place, full of colour and wonder. But soon, the little comet is befriended by a family of aliens in a Space-Boot, a Melancholy Moon who has spun away from their home planet, a large noisy Space Snail who loves to dance and a tiny planet called Mr Bear who has just been told he’s ‘Too Small To Be Called a Planet’. These new friends speed through space, past strange colourful wonders, until finally, they come to stop in a space of their own. A new home, where they can dance their strange and wild dance together. And so, the party begins!
Combining puppetry and stop-motion animation, Super Speedy Star Baby is a story about feeling lost or left out. However, it’s also a joyful journey into finding somewhere to belong, embracing the things that make us different and a celebration of how families can come in all shapes and sizes!
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Writer, puppet maker, puppeteer – Louisa Ashton
Music and Sound design – Stuart Haxton
This film is one of 10 digital short commissions generously supported by Garfield Weston.
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