Mortimer Marshall is a well-rounded filmmaker, who has worked on many different types of project including, documentaries, studio based shows, short narrative films, adverts and animation. Working as a designer, writer, director, many crew stations and now animator. Whilst Beowulf isn’t the first animation Marshall has worked on it is the first time in the role of animator. Marshall is always looking for new methods to tell a better story.
Beowulf is a stop motion animation, adapted from the old English tale of the same name. The film aims to convey the basic premise of the story as simply as possible. This was interesting as Beowulf was an ancient tale only told from memory before it was written in the 10th century. This short film however, seeks to adapt it into a purely visual medium.