A Shaun the Sheep Movie : Farmageddon - IFFAM - 4th International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

A Shaun the Sheep Movie : Farmageddon
UK | 2019 | 87’ | DCP | Colour | English | Group: A
Director: Richard Phelan, Will Becher

2019/12/08 16:30 Macao Cultural Centre – G.A

Programmer’s Note

Shaun, everyone’s favourite baa-baad-blacksheep is back in his second cinematic outing although as his millions of fans know, he’s not baad, he’s just mischievous and misunderstood. This film may be dialogue-free again, but Shaun’s plasticine expressions speak entire screenplays as he bounces about the farm getting up to all sorts of mischief to the eternal frustration of guard-dog Bitzer. An alien spacecraft has landed in Mossy Bottom farm, though, and as you might expect, Shaun gets stuck in, discovering Lu-La, a lost little alien with sparkly ears. Meanwhile, the Farmer wants to buy a fancy combine harvester and opens a theme park called Farmageddon. Bristol-based animation studio Aardman (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, et al) is the British king of claymation, and the studio’s prowess is on display again here in a charming, heart-warming, fun-for-all-the-family film which has some unexpected messages up its shaggy sleeve.

– Fionnuala Halligan


Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?


Richard Phelan, Will Becher

RICHARD PHELAN (co-director)

After graduating from the UK’s National Film and Television School, Richard worked at several London animation studios before joining Aardman Animations as a story artist on Shaun The Sheep Series 3. Since then he has worked on feature films and TV shows including Shaun the Sheep: The Movie, The Farmer’s Llamas and Early Man. He co-directed Farmageddon with Will Belcher.

WILL BECHER (co-director)

Will Becher is a Director and Creative at Aardman Animations in Bristol, UK. He began his career in the late nineties when he landed a summer work placement on Chicken Run – in the ‘clay wings’ department. While he was at university in Edinburgh he kept in contact, and on graduation was invited by Aardman chief Nick Park to join the animation team on Curse of the Were Rabbit (becoming one of Aardman’s youngest ever feature film animators). The film went on to win the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Animation. Will has since worked on series, commercials and feature films as a Lead Character Animator on both The Pirates! and Shaun the Sheep Movie. More recently, he directed Shaun The Sheep Series 5 before taking the role of Animation Director on Early Man. For the last 18 months he’s been working on Farmageddon with fellow director Richard Phelan.

Cast & Crew

Director Richard Phelan, Will Becher

Scriptwriter(s) Mark Burton, Jon Brown

Producer(s) Paul Kewley

Cinematographer Charles Copping

Production Designer Matt Perry

Editor Sim Evan-Jones, ACE

Music Tom Howe

Puppet Designer Kate Anderson, Anne King

Animation Supervisors Grant Maisey, Loyd Price

Music Tom Howe

Principal Voice Cast Justion Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale

Production Companies Aardman Animations, Amazon Prime Video, Anton, StudioCanal

Distributor Edko Films Ltd.

World Sales StudioCanal