Animation Shorts: Science and Fiction Ages 15+

10.30AM Sun 20 Mar 2022 (46mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

From the soup of a primordial swamp to the beats of night club in space, this selection of animations showcases the desire to look to the sky’s for inspiration.

Belly of the Beast 1988 dir. Bruce Currie (2:52 mins)

A mechanical primordial creature and its inventor traverses the unknown murky waters of a mangrove. Featuring director Bruce Currie’s long-time collaborator Paul Livingston (aka Flacco of SBS Eat Carpet fame) who offers a live-action performance from the belly of the animated beast.

Fish with Legs 2016 dir. Dave Carter (9:33 mins)

"A school of fish wakes up one day to discover they have grown legs. Is it evolution or a curse from god?" Dave Carter

After Dolly 2004 dir. Mick Elliott (3:45 mins)

"A short animated discussion on the pros and cons of life in a genetically modified world." Mick Elliott

Postcards to Ulay 2016 dir. Nick Baker, Tristan Klein (4:59 mins)

"Serji's life is thrown into disarray when his Siberian Snoofhound is sent to Pluto." Nick Baker, Tristan Klein

Project Vlad 1999 dir. Aaron Rogers (9:05 mins)

"Sometime in the early 1950s the Soviet Space Agency launched Project Vlad. Shrouded in secrecy, few records were kept, and the project has since been all but forgotten.

Vlad is a Russian chimpanzee cosmonaut. Sent into orbit as a prelude to manned space flight, his hopes for heroism have long since faded. A victim of Cold War politics, his fate is to trace an endless and lonely trajectory around the Earth." Aaron Rogers

Plasmo in Deep Space 1996 dir. Anthony Lawrence (5 mins)

Plasmo in Deep Space is the third episode in the 13-part series Plasmo, an Australian children's Science Fiction Claymation series that first aired 1997. Inspired by two short student films by director Anthony Lawrence, the series "follows Plasmo, Parsty and Niknik on a journey through space with ex-bomb hurlers Brucho and Coredor. They become stranded on a doughnut-shaped planet and meet up with the scientist Professor Sashimi who is trying to protect the planet from the impact of an impending comet." Screen Australia

The Return of Kila Wami! 1996 dir. Anthony Lawrence (5 mins)

The Return of Kila Wami! is the final episode in the 13 part series Plasmo. In this climactic finale, Plasmo must save his friends from a deadly comet hurtling towards them.

Mother Bunker 2020 dir. George Metaxas (4:48 mins)

"Set sometime in the future, the human/robot apocalypse can be a drag. To keep spirits high in an underground bunker, one military robot, Mother, begins to self-express and performs in human drag for the robot army." George Metaxas

CREDITS

Belly of the Beast 1988

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

Fish with Legs 2016

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 9:33 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: DAVE CARTER / SCRIPT: NIKOS ANDRONICOS / ANIMATORS: BILL NORTHCOTT, NIKHIL MARKALE, JARROD PRINCE, AGGELOS PAPANTONIOU, GREG SHARP / MUSIC: MATTEO ZINGALES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: DAVE CARTER / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

After Dolly 2004

DIGITAL BETACAM, STOP MOTION (PLASTICINE) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 3:45 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: MICK ELLIOTT / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICK ELLIOTT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Postcards to Ulay 2016

DIGITAL, 2D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:59 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: NICK BAKER, TRISTAN KLEIN / SCRIPT: NICK BAKER / ANIMATOR: TRISTAN KLEIN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NICK BAKER, TRISTAN KLEIN / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Coathanger 2001

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (PLASTICINE) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 1:18 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: ANDREW HORNE / PRODUCER: BRYAN BROWN, DEBORAH SZAPIRO /SCRIPT: MICHAEL LEUNIG / ANIMATORS: DAVID WILLIAMS, MIKE COTTEE / MUSIC: HYLTON MOWDAY / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NEW TOWN FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Project Vlad 1999

35MM, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 9:05 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, NO DIALOGUE / DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR: AARON ROGERS / PRODUCERS: AARON ROGERS, LUKE DUNN GIELMUDA / PRODUCTION COMPANY: AUSTRALIAN FILM, TELEVISION AND RADIO SCHOOL / SOUND/MUSIC: LUKE DUNN GIELMUDA / PRINT SOURCE: AUSTRALIAN FILM TELEVISION AND RADIO SCHOOL / RIGHTS: AARON ROGERS, LUKE DUNN GIELMUDA / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Plasmo in Deep Space 1996

SHOT ON 16MM, FINISHED TO TAPE, STOP MOTION PUPPET ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5 MINUTES, EPISODE THREE, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ANTHONY LAWRENCE / ANIMATORS: ROBERT GUDAN, MIKE LOGAN / MUSIC: PHIL HOUGHTON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ANTHONY LAWRENCE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

The Return of Kila Wami! 1996

SHOT ON 16MM, FINISHED TO TAPE, STOP MOTION PUPPET ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5 MINUTES, EPISODE THIRTEEN, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: ANTHONY LAWRENCE / ANIMATORS: ROBERT GUDAN, SHARON PARKER, PRISCILLA JOHNSON, MIKE LOGAN, ANTHONY LAWRENCE / MUSIC: PHIL HOUGHTON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ANTHONY LAWRENCE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Mother Bunker 2020

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (PUPPET) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:48 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS: GEORGE METAXAS / PRODUCERS: GEORGE METAXAS, PIA VULU, JASON KOVKICUEZ / SCRIPT: GEORGE METAXAS / ANIMATORS: ALFONSO ESTKAVA, MISHA KLEIN, NEIL MOKKISSEY, SAVANNAH STEINEK, ASHLEY ARECHIGA (PERFORMANCE) / MUSIC: L. PIERRE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: GEORGE METAXAS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP