Animation Shorts: This Land of Ours Ages 12+

11.30AM Sun 6 Mar 2022 (1hr 1min)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Red Earth 2019 dir. Michael Kenny (4:32 mins)

"A Wallaby searches for food and water during a drought in the Australian wilderness before being led to a dying Kookaburra atop a dry riverbed full of corpses. When questioned, the Kookaburra only retorts in bitter humour before transforming into a monstrous fire. The Wallaby has no choice but to flee..." Michael Kenny

Savanna Burning 2014 dir. David Pennay (7:33 mins)

"This film provides an overview of the opportunity to implement the savanna burning methodology to create carbon credits. It includes animated diagrams that demonstrate how a carbon credit is created. It also explores the non-carbon co-benefits of savanna burning by addressing, from an Indigenous perspective, the question ‘Why would we want to be involved?"  North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance

Bright Spots 2016 dir. Jilli Rose (7:47 mins)

"A poetic portrait of scientist Nick Holmes and his work preventing extinctions on islands. Part nature documentary, part fairy tale and chock full of blindingly beautiful, big-hearted science." Jilli Rose

Wilimirimiri 2021 dir. Mervyn Street (5:30 mins)

"A beautifully crafted animation documenting the journey of an eagle - 'Wilimirimiri' - who took the Gooniyandi Rangers’ camera and flew with it 90kms up the Marrara (Margaret River). Featuring stunning hand painted artwork and original music from award winning Senior Gooniyandi artist Mervyn Street - ‘Wilimirimiri’ is narrated and sung in Gooniyandi language. The eagle at the centre of the story was made famous after video footage from the camera trap of the eagle ‘taking selfies’ went viral across the internet in 2014. This inspired Mervyn to use the eagles journey as a vehicle to share contemporary and Dreaming stories along the river." Mervyn Street

Tiga 1989 dir. Lucinda Clutterbuck (10 mins)

"Animated images of the Tasmanian tiger are depicted in different environments: a zoo, suburbia and bushland, as local people recall their sightings of this now extinct animal." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Sticky 2014 dir. Jilli Rose (19:52 mins)

"Exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a tiny population of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding under a single windswept bush on the world's tallest sea stack for 80 years. Thanks to a dedicated team of scientists they're now living safely in captivity, but when can they go home?" Jilli Rose

Lizard 2009 dir. John Skibinski (3 mins)

"An over confident frill necked lizard leaps repeatedly in the air catching insects before his frill opens like a parachute and drifts in the wind. He whips his tail around a branch where it knots and he finds himself trying to get free without disturbing a nearby owl." Screen Australia

Flutterby 2007 dir. Jack Parry (3:23 mins)

"Flutterby begins with the energetic birth of Ulysees butterfly in a grove of gum trees already occupied by a rather hungry yet artistic spider, rapidly expanding his web, with his sights firmly on this most majestic prize. As their carefully choreographed relationship spirals towards an elegant crescendo a bumbling intruder shatters the master plan and everything comes undone." Screen Australia

CREDITS

Red Earth 2019

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:32 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MICHAEL KENNY / LEAD ANIMATOR: TONIA CICCONE / MUSIC: OISÍN HALPIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICHAEL KENNY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Savanna Burning 2014

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION AND 2D ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 7:33 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DAVID PENNAY / SCRIPT: GLENN JAMES, ROBBIE HENDERSON / ANIMATORS: DAVID PENNAY, TARSHA DICKENSON / MUSIC: TONY DUWUN LEE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DAVID PENNAY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Bright Spots 2016

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 7:47 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: JILLI ROSE / MUSIC: NICOLE REYNOLDS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JILLI ROSE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Wilimirimiri 2021

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5:30 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, GOONIYANDI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/MUSIC: MERVYN STREET / PRODUCERS: BERNADETTE TRENCH-THIEDEMAN, MANGKAJA ARTS / ANIMATORS: MERVYN STREET, BERNADETTE TRENCH-THIEDEMAN / SOUND: PETRIS TORRES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MERVYN STREET / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Tiga 1989

35MM, HAND-PAINTED ROTOSCOPE ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 10 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: LUCINDA CLUTTERBUCK / MUSIC: PAUL SCHÜTZE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PICCOLO FILMS / 4K DCP

Sticky 2014

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 19:52 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: JILLI ROSE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JILLI ROSE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Lizard 2009

DIGITAL BETACAM, 2D ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 3 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: JOHN SKIBINSKI / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JELENA SINIK / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Flutterby 2007

DIGITAL, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 3:23 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: JACK PARRY / MUSIC: COUNTERFEIT GYPSIES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: JACK PARRY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP