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Hannah Hobson

We are delighted to share with you, The Red Dragon: A Story of Idleness, a short film featuring writing and original characters by Squad 9 graduate Hannah Hobson.

Join Captain Keeling’s crew for a treacherous journey East, to find out how the curse of idleness is lifted by a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Inspired by historical events, Hannah has transformed fragmented facts into a magically compelling narrative. Creators and co-producers, Abbie Willcox and Joe England, would like to thank Hannah for her incredible imagination and talent.

This is the first in a series of projects exploring the role of art and idleness in today’s society through the eyes of The Red Dragon. We hope you enjoy it!

Animation: TripleDotMakers
Illustration: Anna Mayall
Composer and Musician: Amina Hussain
Narrative and Original Characters: Hannah Hobson
Voice-over: Joe England
Creators: Joe England and Abbie Willcox
With specials thanks to Ben Crystal, Dr Misha Ewen and Dr Rachel Winchcombe
Supported by Arts Council England

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