Animation Shorts: Life As We Know It Ages 15+

10.30AM Sun 3 Apr 2022 (51mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A selection of delightfully razor-sharp animations exploring the stresses of life, love, and the questionable responses that may follow.

Shh… 2001 dir. Adam Robb (5:14 mins)

"A deliciously black insight into baby-rage." Screen Australia

Gorgeous 1994 dir. Kaz Cooke (10:33 mins)

"Animation based on Kaz Cooke's book of the same name. Centers on the life of Hermoine, the girl who wants to be glamourous, no matter what the costs. She visits a beauty salon in preparation for a job interview, where she is plucked, shaved, waxed and covered with bright make up. The moral of the story is that the beauty obsession has gone too far, and it's better to be happy with who you are and the way you look, rather than chasing after an image from a magazine." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Catch of the Day 1990 dir. Sarah Watt (11 mins)

"Fed up with her more disagreeable customers in the fish market, Jane's game of pretending people are fish becomes a reality.' Victorian College of the Arts - School of Film & Television.

Chainsaw 2007 dir. Dennis Tupicoff (24:31 mins)

"The dangers of chainsaws, of bucking bulls, of the Spanish bullfight: "It is like being with your lover when her husband comes in with a gun. The bull is the woman, the husband, and the pistol—all in one. No other life can give you all that." Romance is like a chainsaw: a very dangerous beast indeed." Dennis Tupicoff

CREDITS

Shh… 2001

BETACAM SP, HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5:14 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: ADAM ROBB / PRODUCERS: ANDI SPARK, PAUL FLETCHER / MUSIC: JUSTIN MARSHALL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - VCA FILM & TELEVISION / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Gorgeous 1994

35MM, HAND DRAWN ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 10:33 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: KAZ COOKE / PRODUCER: SHARON CONNOLLY, FILM AUSTRALIA / ANIMATION DIRECTOR: MAURICE GIACOMINI / MUSIC: KIRKE GODFREY / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: SCREEN AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Catch of the Day 1990

16MM, HAND-PAINTED ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 11 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: SARAH WATT / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: WILLIAM MCINNES / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

Chainsaw 2007

DIGITAL TO 35MM, ROTOSCOPE 2D AND 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 24:31 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: DENNIS TUPICOFF / PRODUCERS: DENNIS TUPICOFF, FIONA COCHRANE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ZBIGNIEW PETER FRIEDRICH / ANIMATORS: ALAN BELL, STUART MURRAY, ROSI OSMAN, JOHN SKIBINSKI, DENNIS TUPICOFF, DAVID TAIT (COMPOSITOR/CGI) / MUSIC: BURKHARD VON DALLWITZ, MIKE AULDRIDGE, DAVID HERZOG / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DENNIS TUPICOFF / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP