On acquiring a new digital video camera, Beryl becomes obsessed with the filmmaking process, using it to articulate her dreams & desires in a video diary. As “cinéaste par excellence” she agrees to video her friend Mandy’s wedding, seizing the opportunity to imitate her filmmaking idols with disastrous and hilarious results.

Director's Biography

Joanna Quinn has made seven films and countless commercials receiving more than 70 awards including two Oscar nominations, three Emmys and four BAFTAs. In 1996 she was awarded the European “Leonardo Da Vinci Award” for her contribution to the Art of Animation. DREAMS AND DESIRES has won 40 major awards including five grand Prixs and the European Cartoon D’Or. Joanna Quinn teaches at colleges throughout Europe and holds fellowships & doctorates at the Universities of Wales, Wolverhampton and the Royal College of Art.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Joanna Quinn

Written by: Les Mills

Produced by: Les Mills

Animation: Joanna Quinn, Andy McPherson

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2007