Animated Short Film
A short film that tells a tale
of love, grief and resilience.

And Granny Would Dance

Client | Animate Projects

Fonic provided voice & music records and full audio post production for long-time collaborator, animator-director Maryam Mohajer’s new film, ‘And Granny Would Dance’.

Six year old Marmar observes how the adult women in her life navigate their relationships with their loved ones and each other. She listens in on her grandmother’s friends laughing about their partners as they play an illicit game of cards. Based on the director’s memories of her childhood in Iran, ‘And Granny Would Dance’ is a tale of love, grief and resilience across generations in a tribute to the solidarity of Iranian women.

The film received its world premiere at Palm Springs International ShortFest, one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America on Friday 21st June. The film was nominated for both the Best Animated Short Award and the Bridging the Borders Award, and won the Audience Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Mohajer is a British-Iranian, BAFTA winning animator-director born in Tehran, Iran. Having lived through revolution and war, she moved to the UK in 2000, where she discovered animation and studied for an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Maryam’s 2019 film Grandad was a romantic won the BAFTA Award for British Short Animation.

‘And Granny Would Dance’ was produced by Animate Projects, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

 

Services
  • Sound editing & restoration
  • Sound design
  • Mixing / Dubbing
  • Voice recording & editing
  • Foley services
  • Sound supervision

Fonic provided voice & music records and full audio post production for long-time collaborator, animator-director Maryam Mohajer’s new film, ‘And Granny Would Dance’.

Six year old Marmar observes how the adult women in her life navigate their relationships with their loved ones and each other. She listens in on her grandmother’s friends laughing about their partners as they play an illicit game of cards. Based on the director’s memories of her childhood in Iran, ‘And Granny Would Dance’ is a tale of love, grief and resilience across generations in a tribute to the solidarity of Iranian women.

The film received its world premiere at Palm Springs International ShortFest, one of the largest showcases of short-form cinema in North America on Friday 21st June. The film was nominated for both the Best Animated Short Award and the Bridging the Borders Award, and won the Audience Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Mohajer is a British-Iranian, BAFTA winning animator-director born in Tehran, Iran. Having lived through revolution and war, she moved to the UK in 2000, where she discovered animation and studied for an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Maryam’s 2019 film Grandad was a romantic won the BAFTA Award for British Short Animation.

‘And Granny Would Dance’ was produced by Animate Projects, with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.