Art For Lawyers
InSitu operates as matchmaker and producer on creative projects, which often bring disparate partners together. Such was the case with filmmaker Rory Waudby-Tolley, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, and international law firm Pinsent Masons. Filmmakers are dependent on funding to make new work. The production of this film was the result of a year-long artist residency at the firm that engaged both client and filmmaker in the creative process.
Art for Lawyers, is a 9-minute animated documentary. The film is the culmination of a series of conversations and workshops, and also features drawings made by Pinsent Masons employees in the canteen, on their lunch break. It features vocals by Tom Rosenthal and sound design by Marian Mentrup. Waudby-Tolley also curated a selection of films featuring different styles of animation by fellow filmmakers/animators. These were shown at the premiere of Art for Lawyers at Pinsent Masons in 2017. The film was also screened at several international animation festivals; Fantoche 2017, Manchester Animation Festival 2017,This Is England Rouen Film Fest 2017, Factual Animation Film Fuss 2017, LIAF 2018, British Shorts Berlin 2018, Flatpack 2018 and Pictoplasma 2018. Art for Lawyers won Best British Film Audience Vote at LIAF 2018 (London International Animation Festival), screened at the Barbican.
Art for Lawyers explores the question ‘What is Art?’ stimulating discussion among employees and in some cases inspiring them to look more closely at their creative abilities. Through the artist residency programme, clients are involved in creative thinking with workshops, artist talks, exhibitions and related cultural events.
Pinsent Masons LLP, London HQ
A selection of animated shorts, by a curated list of other filmmakers/animators, at the premiere of Art for Lawyers:
Wednesday With Goddard, 2016, Nicolas Ménard
Shut Up Moon, 2014, Gudrun Krebitz
Small People With Hats, 2014, Sarina Nihei
Boogodobiegodongo, 2013, Peter Millard
Mr Madila, 2015, Rory Waudby-Tolley
Art For Lawyers, 2017, Rory Waudby-Tolley