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The Bad Knights
TheBadKnights
One of the knights is taken by the dragon
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Directed by
Callum Cormie and Hayley Drake
Released March 29, 2007
Starring
  • Callum Cormie
  • Ben Ship
  • Steve Hodsmen
  • Chris Lyons
Genre
Comedy
Running time
2:27
Language English

The Bad Knights is a 2007 comedy brickfilm by Callum Cormie and Hayley Drake. It follows a group of knights who set out to slay a dragon, but the incompetence of the knights leads the king into a coarse diatribe.[1] It was inspired by the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.[2]

Plot Edit

Cast Edit

  • Callum Cormie as King, Additional
  • Ben Ship as Steve
  • Steve Hodsmen as Ben
  • Chris Lyons as Dave

Crew Edit

  • Callum Cormie - Writer, Director, Animator, Sound, Set design
  • Hayley Drake - Director, Animator, Sound, Set design
  • Sue Cormie - Set design
  • Lynda Biggins - Animator adviser
  • Danny Ramsom - Animator adviser

Festival information Edit

The Bad Knights was selected to be screened at the 2007 Co-operative Young Film Makers Festival in Bradford.[3] In December 2007, the film was chosen as the winner of a BBC Blast bursary award in the category Animation.[4] As a result, it was shown on television on BBC 2, and it was screened at an awards ceremony at the British Film Institute in London, in January 2008.[5] Here, Callum Cormie was awarded with £3000 to go towards a future short film, and was put in contact with industry professionals at Framestore to mentor him. The resulting project was his next brickfilm, Why Bother with the News?.

References Edit

  1. The Bad Knights on YouTube
  2. The Bad Knights (Censored) on YouTube
  3. "The Bad Knights at Bradford" on YouTube
  4. BBC article about Blast awards
  5. "The Bad Knights at the BFI" on YouTube