Animation Shorts: Into the Fray Ages 15+

7.45PM Wed 12 Jan 2022 (49mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Air 2000 dir. Tim Adlide (6:40 mins)

"Nick is drowning in the pressures of parenthood. His old friend Bob wants to help him. But what can mates do? Sometimes all that is needed is a little air." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Shelf Life 1992 dir. Andrew Horne (15 mins)

"Shelf Life is an affectionate look at George Akindoni, the proprietor of an old style corner grocery store - a species whose use-by date has arrived. It follows George through the course of what starts out as a normal day, as he tries to understand the changes to his world and comes to the final realisation that everything has an expiry date." The Screen Guide

Still Flying 1989 dir. Robert Stephenson (8:38 mins)

"An elderly man who has had too much to drink sits in and pub drifts into his past. As he struggles with the living in the present day, he fades away taking his memories with him." Robert Stephenson

Crust 1987 dir. John E. Hughes (5:14 mins)

"Crust is the second in a two-part series of short films by John E Hughes (AKA Hobart Hughes) The first part being Germ of an Idea. In Crust the protagonists are seated at the kitchen table arguing over a broken biscuit. Evenrude (voiced by Bruce Currie) resembles a medieval knight with a propeller head, the other figure (voiced by John E Hughes AKA Hobart Hughes) has a head of an old football. Each figure sees a fish circling in space. But the nature and reality of the fish differs greatly for each there’s no sure way to know what the other understands." John E. Hughes

The Journey 1995 dir. Robert Gudan (5 mins)

"In a dark netherworld, adrift on an endless gravel ocean, an old man in a rowboat is waiting…The Journey is a psychological and spiritual quest undertaken by a symbolic 'everyman', and is told through three metaphorical vignettes which span the character's life." Robert Gudan

Puppenhead 1990 dir. David Cox (7:25 mins)

"A brilliantly realised nightmare in striking German expressionist style that combines robotic figures worthy of Terminator with a story about a puppet-maker in Berlin in 1934. Features Melbourne actor and broadcaster John Flaus." The Screen Guide

CREDITS

Air 2000

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 6:40 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: TIM ADLIDE / SCRIPT: ELAINE PATON, TIM ADLIDE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TIM ADLIDE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Shelf Life 1992

16MM, STOP MOTION (PLASTICINE) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 15 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ANDREW HORNE / PRODUCER: DEBORAH SZAPIRO / SCRIPT: TOM APPLETON / ANIMATOR: TIM ADLIDE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ANDREW HORNE, DEB SZAPIRO / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Still Flying 1989

16MM, STOP MOTION (PLASTICINE) ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 8:38 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: ROBERT STEPHENSON / PRODUCER: JOHN BIRD / MUSIC: SHAUN WOOD, CHRIS PULLITZ, C.V. BATES / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: ROBERT STEPHENSON / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Crust 1987

DIGITAL BETACAM, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, MONO, 5:14 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: JOHN E. HUGHES / SCRIPT: JOHN E. HUGHES, BRUCE CURRIE / ANIMATORS: JOHN E. HUGHES / MUSIC: EVEN ORCHESTRA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JOHN E. HUGHES / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Journey 1995

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

Puppenhead 1990

16MM, STOP-MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, MONO, 7:25 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: DAVID COX / CINEMATOGRAPHER: WALTER REPICH / MUSIC: IAN ECCLES-SMITH / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - VCA FILM & TELEVISION / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP