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Social Distancing

Web (Full Length Episodes) – 2020

In diary-style web series Social Distancing, Francis Glenday offers his animated perspective on the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the course of five two-minute-long episodes, he explores the ups and downs of life in lockdown. The paradoxical freedom of being home all day is depicted, plus the difficulties of living life without the usual structure in place. Also touched are some of the stranger aspects of confined living, such as biking through barren arterial routes, the daily anchor of government press conferences, and the return of wildlife to suburban areas. Glenday is best known as an editor (Poi E: The Story of a Song, Birdland).

Suddenly a gust of wind blew the bag up into my face. I kept riding for a few seconds, thinking 'this is fine'.
– Francis Glenday recalls a bike ride on abandoned roads during lockdown, in episode three

Key Cast & Crew

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David White


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Jack Northover

Composer (episodes 4 & 5)

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Matthias Jordan

Composer (episode 3)

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Samuel Scott

Composer (episode 1)

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Sam Watson

Composer (episode 2)

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Francis Glenday

Director, Writer, Animator

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Francis Glenday