The Sancho Plan produces a variety
of progressive audiovisual works including experimental musical
animations, audiovisual performances, interactive toys and programmes
for TV. Nominated for the Best VJ category at the 2003 Diesel-U-Music
Awards and winner of the People's Choice Award at the Sundance Online
Film Festival 2004 for Drum Machine, their tokyoplastic.com collaboration,
their work has been seen in clubs, festivals, cinemas, theatres
and on television and computer screens worldwide.
The Sancho Plan are continually seeking to explore
the careful combination of animation, music and performance to produce
striking, interactive, live AV shows. They perform their music while
simultaneously controlling a varied cast of animated characters
and virtual performers through a series of musical adventures via
custom-built software and MIDI drum pads. Their all-new live audiovisual
set was premiered at Addictive TV & Cinefeel's Optronica festival
at the National Film Theatre in July 2005.
The public can also play with The Sancho Plan's audiovisual
characters through a live, interactive installation.
Ed Cooksonís group of animators, designers and 3D modellers
emerged out of the creative counter currents of the mid 90s computer
games industry. With a range of collaborators, the core team of
Cookson, Lewis Sykes, Nick Sweetman, Ed Niblett and Adam Hoyle combine
animation, narrative storytelling, sound design and music to produce
live interactive AV shows, animated movies and online experiences.
Breathing musical life into the characters of tokyoplastic.com,
Cooksonís work with its founder Drew Cope created Drum Machine,
a widely screened musical animation that won the People's Choice
Award at the Sundance Online Film Festival, 2004 and Best 3D Animation
at the Flash Film Festival, New York, 2004.
The Sancho Plan VJ regularly in London and are currently
collaborating with Coldcut on a series of interactive music toys
as well as producing an animated kids TV show.