The town of Backwater is cursed by regular visits of The Undertaker and one day the town decides help death along. A multi-award-winning short film from the acclaimed university of animation, The Animation Workshop. Widely praised for its unique visual style, dark and gruesome story, black humour. Original soundtrack from Death Country legends Sons of Perdition.
Snowflake is the story of Jesse, an introverted young girl who struggles with others’ expectations and must follow her own voice if she wants to discover who she is meant to be. Director - Alana Smithee Cast - Ava Fratus, Michael Carr, Theresa Dern, Nick Yiakoumatos Rated - G Run Time - 18:18
Roy is a sci-fi drama short film about a robot mechanic holed away in a rundown barn, living in a world of rustic antiques melded with futuristic sensibilities. He is a man forgotten by society and spends his days tinkering at projects. That is until someone unexpected opens the door to his shop. A slave robot on the run from her former master desperately needs his help. He must race against the clock in order to save her before it's too late.
When young Lizzie (Eris Baker) learns her older brother is moving out, she realizes she will be left at home alone with her monster of a mother. Armed with the lessons of her favorite TV show, 'Celeste Skygoode' (Gina Torres), Lizzie battles to save her mother from the dark forces that have transformed her.
Rent Do follows Rich, Winnie & Pete, roommates and reluctant best friends. When each one is unceremoniously fired on the same day, Winnifred takes matters into her own hands, forcing all three into hiding. Paying rent becomes the least of their concerns.
After the loss of his Mother, Jake is plagued by a horrific monster that emerges from the darkness each night. By day, Jake is attacked by a merciless Bully, which he is left to deal with on his own while his father deals with his grief in his own way. The only solace Jake finds is when he is drawing monsters in the sketch book his mother gave him, and a reoccuring character; Diana, Queen of Spiders who will challenge him to find the strength within himself to become her champion.
The Blissful Accidental Death came alive from various personal research, "like the knitting of a burgundy sweater." It started from finding a small, old drawing in an antique shop with a love letter on the back, which implied a secret love story between a famous poet and a painter, a secret that was kept for 80 years. Luckily and extremely surprising, the painter was still alive, a fabulous character in her 105th birthday who has spanned the whole of last century, meeting the elite Romanian artistic and intellectual scene. The script does not contain the real story but rather a sum of images of the interpretation of the painter's life, framed by the real story of meeting the drawing, and imagining the moment she wrote about, when she dreamed of "a blissful accidental death." The camera movement in the film itself simulates a POV, implying that this is a personal interpretation of the events.