I’m OK – 2018


It is 1915, Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka’s tempestuous love affair with Alma Mahler ends dramatically and he volunteers to fight in the First World War. This animated film explores Kokoschka’s frame of mind following his heartbreak and the traumatic experience of war, by reflecting on the artist’s prints and paintings.

An Animate Projects, Elizabeth Hobbs, National Film Board of Canada Production. With support from The Elephant Trust and Arts Council England.  Producers – Abigail Addison, Animate Projects and Jelena Popovic, The National Film Board of Canada.  Sound design by Sacha Ratcliffe.

Nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Short Animation category 2019

Selected Festivals: UK Premiere – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018, World Premiere – Annecy International Animation Festival 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival, Underwire Film Festival,  POFF shorts, LIAF, Dok Leipzig, Festival de Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, GLAS, Animateka, Etiude & Anima, Mecal Pro (Barcelona), Sommets du cinema, Montreal, Cinequest (San Jose), LSFF, Flatpack, Dresden Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festi al, Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Canada, Golden Gate Awards Competition and International Film Festival, San Francisco.

Oskar Kokoschka: Expressionist, Migrant, European – A Retrospective at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. ’ I’m OK is exhibited in this major retrospective of the artist’s work. The exhibition runs from 6 April to 8 July 2019, and features more than 260 exhibits.

The film can be seen online here.