DOOZY

Dir: Richard Squires

70 mins, 2K DCP, Dolby 5.1

Clovis: Mark McKinney

Don: Michael Kearns

Jim: Eric Geynes

Co-Producer: Madeleine Molyneaux

Associate Producer: Abigail Addison

Animation: Elroy Simmons

Cinematography: Willy Busfield, Barbara Nicholls

Composer: Oliver Davis

Sound Design: Chu-Li Shewring

Consultant Editor: Lucy Harris

With John Airlie, Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, Mark Micale, Naomi Murphy, Sophie Scott and Paul Wells

Creative documentary DOOZY is the debut feature from artist-filmmaker Richard Squires. Exploring the voice casting of American actor Paul Lynde as a series of Hanna Barbera villains in the late 1960s, animated antihero ‘Clovis’ re-enacts a number of alleged stories from the actor’s life, whilst experts take part in a curious gameshow and residents from Lynde’s Ohio hometown remember the talented star with affection. Through the lens of one of Hollywood’s hidden queer histories, DOOZY contemplates cartoon villainy and hysterical masculinity; the use of voice to signify ‘otherness’ and the frequently uneasy relationship between character and actor.

DOOZY had its world premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2018 and its international premiere at IFFR, Rotterdam 2019, competing in the Bright Future strand. DOOZY toured UK cinemas and venues in April-May 2019, including BIMI, London; Close-Up, London; Exeter Phoenix; Phoenix Leicester; Flatpack Festival, Birmingham and Warwick University.

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Doozy: the Triumph of Failure by Benedict Morrison

Doozy Phoenix Leicester post-screening discussion with Richard Squires, Abigail Addison and Paul Wells

Doozy Birkbeck Vasari post-screening discussion with Richard Squires, Joel McKim and John Airlie

BFI Anatomy of an Artist’s Film Production

Richard Squires on Doozy: queer life, laughter and cartoon villainy Sight & Sound interview Helen de Witt

Innovation in Animation Electric Sheep podcast

Richard Squires and Abigail Addison on ‘Doozy’ at Flatpack interview José Arroyo

Richard Squires talks about Doozy Alt/Kino interview

‘Inverts and treacherous homos’ Doozy takes on cartoon villainy D&C interview

Doozy – In Conversation with Richard Squires Electric Ghost interview Manon Girault

Hoxton Movies interviews Richard Squires for Doozy

Doozy: A conversation between Richard Squires and Elroy Simmons  Fantasy/Animation