Since its March premier at the Adelaide International Film Festival , “Nullarbor” has been going from strength to strength, screening in festivals across the globe. The short was the only Australian short in competition at Annecy this year, and has won awards such as the Yoram Gross Animation prize for Best Short Animation in the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival.
Being 11 minutes of finessed character animation and high quality 3D rendering, the project was nothing short of ambitious. The demanding production quality was cleverly balanced by a peared back narrative and strong story telling. Taking about 5 years from start of production to finalisation, the attention to detail is stunning.
The crew behind Nullarbor were generous enough to sit down with me and chat about the production process, the trails and tribulations of running studio and plans for future projects.
Alistair Lockhart, who directed the film with Pat wasnt in town for the interview, but deserves a special mention. A thanks to Danger Beach for his music, and to Ryan Kirby who helped me shoot the interview.
For a full list of screenings check out the film’s website, or follow it on facebook.