Animation Shorts: Dancing With Death Ages 15+

1.30PM Sun 9 Jan 2022 (58mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A little gallows humour can really lighten the mood when death is on the line. A selection of stylish tales featuring an over-the-top game show, a noir-inspired romance, and a riveting train trip home.

Dance of Death 1983 dir. Dennis Tupicoff (8:39 mins)  

“An animated comedy about television violence, set in a world where the skeletal Don Death runs a popular variety show called ‘Dance of Death’. In her suburban home, young Sally Roberts chases all the excitement of death in its many forms on TV. But in the segment of his show called "This Is Your Death", Don Death has a huge surprise for the Roberts family.” Dennis Tupicoff

The Funk 2008 dir. Cris Jones (6.18 mins)

“Jack woke up in a Funk one day. No one really knows how it started.” Screen Australia

Rebooted 2019 dir. Michael Shanks (12:46mins)

“In an industry obsessed with the superficial, it's not easy being an aging movie star. It's even harder when you're also a stop-motion animated skeleton monster. Phil used to be a cutting edge special effect. As a stop-motion animated skeleton from the 1960s, modern movie studios just aren't hiring him to star in blockbusters anymore. Refusing to succumb to his own irrelevance, Phil takes drastic measures when he learns the film for which he was created is being rebooted without him.” Screen Australia

The Cat Piano 2009 dir. Eddie White (8 mins)

“A vibrant city of singing cats are preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing a twisted musical masterpiece.” Screen Australia

Gargoyle 2006 dir. Michael Cusack (9:06 mins)

“A grieving woman moves through a churchyard at night and attracts the attention of one of the stone guardians of the church. A dark, moving gothic fairy tale on the theme of loss and grief. ‘Gargoyle’ is a ten minute visual poem in stop motion animation.” Screen Australia

Ephemeral 2008 dir. Tony Radevski (10:08 mins)

“An afternoon train trip home turns into much than its weary passengers expect...” Screen Australia

CREDITS

Dance of Death 1983

16MM OPTICAL TO 35MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 8:39 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: DENNIS TUPICOFF / MUSIC: PETER SULLIVAN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DENNIS TUPICOFF / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Funk 2008

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (PIXILATION) AND LIVE ACTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 6:18 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: CRIS JONES / PRODUCER: MELANIE COOMBS / MUSIC: PAUL GILLETT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MELANIE COOMBS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Rebooted 2019

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 12:46 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MICHAEL SHANKS / PRODUCERS: CHRIS HOCKING, NICHOLAS COLLA / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: MAX WALTER, GERALD THOMPSON / ANIMATOR: SAMUEL LEWIS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SHIRIN SHAKHESI / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Cat Piano 2009

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 8 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS: EDDIE WHITE, ARI GIBSON / PRODUCER: JESSICA BRENTNALL / SCRIPT: EDDIE WHITE / ANIMATORS: ARI GIBSON, MAKOTO KOJI, ALEX GRIGG, BENJAMIN DRAKE, BRODIE MCCROSSIN / MUSIC: BENJAMIN SPEED / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: EDDIE WHITE, JAMES CALVERT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Gargoyle 2006

35MM, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 9:06 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MICHAEL CUSACK / PRODUCER: RICHARD CHATAWAY ACS / ANIMATORS: MATTHEW HOLMES, MICHAEL CUSACK / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOANNE BOUZIANIS-SELLICK / MUSIC: SEAN TIMMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ANIFEX / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Ephemeral 2008

DIGITAL, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 10:08 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: TONY RADEVSKI, JONGSU OH / PRODUCER/SCRIPT: TONY RADEVSKI / ANIMATOR: JONGSU OH / MUSIC: TIM ROLLINSON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TONY RADEVSKI / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP