The Fabric of you

The Fabric of You: when identity is a drama

‘The Fabric of You’ is a short stop motion animated film written and directed by Josephine Lohoar Self. It stars Iain Glen as the voice of ‘Issac’ and Damien Molony voicing the character of ‘Michael’.

fabricSet in the Bronx, in the era of 1950s McCarthyism, everybody wants to look the same. Michael a gay, twenty-something-year old mouse, hides his true identity while he works as a tailor.

When Isaac enters the shop one day he offers the escapism and love Michael craves. In Michael’s confined apartment, he becomes tormented by the memories of Isaac’s tragic death.

Michael’s memories and flashbacks are triggered when he notices Isaac’s jacket draped on the back of a chair. Haunted by the solace Isaac once offered, he struggles to come to terms with his loss.

The film is presented by the Scottish Film Talent Network and funded by the BFI and Creative Scotland. The film had its world premier at The 2019 Edinburgh Film Festival as part of The New British Animation 2 Strand and is currently on its festival run.


– Ravenheart International Film Festival (Norway)

– Frameline Film Festival (US)

– Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival (US)

– Festival national du film d’animation (France)

– Mardi Gras Film Festival (Australia)

– Aguilar Film Festival (Spain)

– Flickerfest (Australia)

– South London Film Festival (UK)

– Big Cartoon Festival 2020 (Russia)

– New Jersey Film Festival (US)

– Inverness Film Festival (UK)

– Loft Film Festival (US)

– Bogotá Short Film Festival (Colombia)

– Crossing the Screen (UK)

– Sulmona International Film Festival (Italy)

– SPARK Animation (Canada)

– PÖFF Shorts (Estonia)

– Interfilm: International Short Film Festival Berlin (Germany)

– Out On Film (US)

– Scottish Queer International Film Festival (United Kingdom)

– Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (Mallorca)

– Animest Bucharest International Animation Film Festival (Romania)

– Chicago International Film Festival (US)

– Denver Film Festival (US)

– Bolton International Film Festival (UK)

– Aesthetica Film Festival (UK)

– SLASH Film Festival (Austria)

– Festival Stop Motion Montréal (Canada)

–       Nevada City Film Festival (US)

– Show Me Shorts (New Zealand)

– Outfest (US)

– Bucheon International Animation Festival (South Korea)

–        DC Shorts (US)

–        LA International Film Festival (US)

–        Short Waves Festival in Poznan (Poland)

–        Palm Springs ShortFest (US)

–        Berlin International Animation Festival (Germany)

–        Kyiv International Short Film Festival (Ukraine)

–        Festival International du Film d’Aubagne (France)

–        British Animation Awards (UK)

–        Animac (Spain)

–        Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK)

–        Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK)


  • Best Animated Short: New Jersey Film Festival (US)

  • Best Animated Short: South London Film Festival (UK)

  • Best Animated Short: Crossing the Screen Film Festival (UK)

  • Best Animated Short: Sulmona International Film Festival (Italy)

  • Best Animated Short & Nomination of Best of Festival Award: Palm Springs ShortFest (US)

  • Audience Prize: Bucheon International Animation Festival (South Korea)

  • Best Musical Score: Nevada City Film Festival (US)

  • Best Editing: Nevada City Film Festival (US)

  • Best British Short Nomination & Public Choice : British Animation Awards (UK)

  • Special Mention & Nomination for The McLaren Award: New British Animation: The Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK)

  • Best Animation Nomination: Scottish BAFTA Nomination (UK)