Animator archives work at Teesside University
Acclaimed film maker and animator Sheila Graber returned to Teesside University to deposit her film collection with North East Film Archive.
Sheila Graber, who has been making animated films for around four decades, and is best known for her Paddington Bear and Just So Stories animations, returned to the University to visit the North East Film Archive (NEFA) and deposit her own archive collection - many of them made in and about, life in North East.
With more than 70 titles to her name dating from 1974 onwards, including Howway the Lasses and Larn Yersel Geordie'es, it is a fantastic collection of material and NEFA will be working to ensure the films are preserved and cared for, and most importantly can be made accessible for new audiences in the future.
Sheila said: 'The archive houses a fabulous collection. It’s great to have this type of facility available and it helps to allow for continuity, for animators and film-makers of the future to see and learn from the techniques used in the past and the subject matter from those times.'
The NRFTA, based within Teesside University’s Constantine Building, is one of eight regional film archives in England, with more than 36,000 hours of moving image history relating to the North East of England, from the Tees Valley to the Scottish Borders of Northumberland.
Film archivist David Parsons said: 'It is a great privilege for the NEFA that we will become the new home for such an important regional filmmaker and animator.'
08 August 2012
In the News
Top animator at University
Evening Gazette (Teesside), 08/08/2012, p.7
Celebrated animator Sheila Graber, known for her work on Paddington Bear, visited Teesside University to deliver films from her own archive to the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.
Animator archives her work at Teesside University
BBC Tees, 08/08/2012
Film maker and animator Sheila Graber returned to Teesside University to deposit her film collection with Northern Region Film and Television Archive (NRFTA).