dolly said no to elvis 

 

Official Music video for Dolly Said No to Elvis by Mark Nevin. This is the true story of Dolly Parton refusing to part with her song 'I will always love you' when Colonel Tom Parker wanted to take 50% of the royalties if Elvis recorded it! Luckily she later said yes to someone rather special...

I am so excited this video earned a Vimeo Staff Pick because it was made in 2 months on my Grandma's dining table! 

www.marknevin.com

PRESS

interview with Rob Munday for Directors Notes

Interview with A.H. Uriah for StopMotion Geek

Interview with Laura Beth Cowley for Skwigly Animation magazine

interview with animated women uk 

Interviews for Puppet Place and DragonFrame Blog

Also featured on ZippyFilmsBooooooom and Deezen.  YabYum, Neatorama, Kuriositas, Spanlish, Bobos, San fransisco EgoistLaurel canyon Music.

And I am incredibly  honoured to be part of this list of female filmmakers to watch on Stopmotion Magazine


Behind the scenes 

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Initial sketches and reference images for The Colonel and Dolly


Selection of images from the animatic 


Puppet Making


I had not made such a bulky puppet before I attempted The Colonel, so I had a few teething problems, and ended up making him again from scratch a day before shooting started! Below are some photos of the 1st attempt, and then the transition to a simpler, more flexible puppet.


Shooting


Outcome of Primanima Workshop that lead to the style and ambition of 'Dolly' project