Animation Shorts: Huge Adventures Ages 8+

11.00AM Sat 11 Dec 2021 (1hr 1min)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Picture Start 1989 dir. Jeremy Parker (4 mins) 

"'Picture Start' inventively reworks film clock leader in a mix of computer generated and cel animation." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra.

Move 1976 dir. David Atkinson (2 mins) 

"A rather light-hearted look at an animator who sketches a figure of a man and then finds it won't move." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra.

A Rat in the Building 1989 dir. Andrew Horne (11 mins) 

"Every Thursday, Maud plays hostess to her four friends from Every Street, Lilyfield - amongst them, Irene who has a passion for rats. Together, Irene, Maud, Vera and Mabel assert their geriatocracy as seen through Venetian blinds and polyester lace." Melbourne International Film Festival

The Huge Adventures of Trevor, A Cat 1985 dir. John Taylor (7 mins)

"Trevor, a cat has his hunting instincts over-revived when he accidentally catches something. He decides to try again." John Taylor

Redback 1995 dir. Robert Stephenson (7:30 mins) 

"A red-backed spider is kicked out of home and tormented by the human world- then sets out on a course of revenge." Robert Stephenson

Buckstop 1997 dir. Rhian Hinkley (5 mins) 

"Buck rides into town looking for action and a parking space, Animated homage to the spaghetti western, using 3,000 still photographs." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra.

Flank Breeder 1982 dir. Bruce Currie (3:30 mins) 

"The myopic Flank Breeder trundles through life filling a small home with small deeds. The world at large is of no consequence…until the accident. A pedestrian duck lays stricken on Flank Breeder’s doorstep. A time has come for action, to quickly lend a hand, but so imprinted is Flank by a small world and its demands, that he finds himself unable to rise to the situation." Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne.

Feral Television 1989 dir. Damien Ledwich (17 mins)

"In this animation televisions are wild and noble creatures living an idyllic lifestyle in their natural mountain habitat. They graze freely, entertaining each other until they are rounded up and herded into cities. This is the adventure of a television which escapes the captured herd and the eyeballs which want to use it." Melbourne International Film Festival

The Lecture 2006 dir. Clint Cure (4:04 mins) 

Two animation lecturers complain about their students, and realise that some things never change.

CREDITS

Picture Start 1989

16MM, HAND-DRAWN AND 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: JEREMY PARKER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Move 1976

16MM, PIXILATION AND HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 2 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: DAVID ATKINSON / MUSIC: RICHARD STRAUSS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

A Rat in the Building 1989

16MM, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 11 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: ANDREW HORNE / PRODUCERS: ANDREW HORNE, DEBORAH SZAPIRO / SCRIPT: ADAPTED FROM A SHORT STORY BY OLGA MASTERS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PETER BOYD / EDITOR: SALLY FITZPATRICK / MUSIC: MAN BITES DOG / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

The Huge Adventures of Trevor, A Cat 1985

16MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 7 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: JOHN TAYLOR / PRODUCER: THE SWINBURNE FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Redback 1995

DIGITAL, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 7:30 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: ROBERT STEPHENSON / PRODUCER: ROBERT STEPHENSON, ODDBALL ANIMATION / MUSIC: ANDY WROBEL / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: ROBERT STEPHENSON / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

Buckstop 1997

16MM, STOP MOTION (PHOTOGRAPH) ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 5 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: RHIAN HINKLEY / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Flank Breeder 1982

16MM, STOP-MOTION (CUT PAPER) ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 3:30 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: BRUCE CURRIE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: BRUCE CURRIE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Feral Television 1989

16MM, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 17 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ ANIMATOR: DAMIEN LEDWICH / MUSIC: JOHN WILLSTEED / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TOADSHOW PTY LTD / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Lecture 2006

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:04 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT: CLINT CURE / ANIMATORS: CLINT CURE, EMMA KELLY, TARA CARUSO, ASHER POPE / MUSIC: DON AND JUAN, THE SULTANS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CLINT CURE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP