user guides, richard fenwick

A series of humorous animated shorts screened online at

A series directed by acclaimed British film-maker Richard Fenwick, produced by onedotzero and originally created to be screened online at

Richard Fenwick’s USER GUIDES® are a humorous set of animated shorts that parody the transcripts and illustrations of public service announcements by animating the aftermath they tend to steer clear of.

Each episode follows the characters' futile attempts to follow their calm yet authoritative instructions, only to find the actual outcome can vastly contradict what was intended.

Richard Fenwick’s writer/director credits include the award winning short films, Love Letter starring Jaime Winstone [Smirnoff Experience Reel Talent Award 2005, Kodak Finalist 2006, Rushes Soho Shorts Finalist 2006], Artificial Worlds [Sarajevo Film Festival, onedotzero_10] and his current film The Box [Rushes Soho Shorts Finalist 2007] alongside the animated classics Safety Procedures [Hamburg Film Festival Audience Award 2006] and What We’ve Found Out About Stem Cells [Rushes Soho Shorts Documentary Finalist 2007].

So far these films have screened in over 30 film festivals worldwide and on television on channels that include MTV, BBC3, Channel 4, FilmFour and Universal.

Userguides on tour

Future Film Festival, Bologna 2010
Frame(o)ut Festival, Wien 2008
Leeds Festival, 2008
4th Budapest Short Film Festival (BuSho), 2008
Pictoplasma, NYC, Festival of contemporary character design and art, 2008
Shortlisted, Rushes Soho Shorts, London 2008
4th Digital Barcelona Film Festival (DiBa), 2008
13th Ourense International Film Festival, Spain 2008
12th Seoul International Cartoon + Animation Festival, 2008
Indie Lisboa, Portugal 2008
onedotzero_adventures in motion 11, international tour, 2007
NLFF, Newcastle 2007