A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges. muchbetternow.net
A short making of here: vimeo.com/33456325
"Children Jury Award" Bristol Encounters 2012
°Best Short" Content Award Vienna 2012
" Bronzener Nagel" - Art Directors Club Germany 2012
" Rookie of the Year" - Creativ Club Austria
"Special Mention" Rome Idependent Film Festival 2012
"3rd Price" Athens Film And Video Festival 2012
Official Selection: ECU 2012 Paris, Vilinius Shorts, Mo & Friese Hamburg, Taafi 2012, SAL Surf At Lisbon 2012, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012, Nord Nordwest, Supertoon, ...
Sheeped Away tells the tale of a farmer who just wants to be with his beloved sheep. When a giant UFO enters his life to claim his sheep, what will he do to keep them safe from harm? And can he do this without waking his monstrous wife?
The whole point of making “Sheeped Away” was to make a tribute of sorts, to the old American cartoons I grew up with. They were not necessarily made for children but neither were they unwatchable for them. I wanted to make something just like that; something for both adults and kids. And adult kids like me.
It was a difficult process of 7 long months, but with the help of a lot of awesome talented people, I made it. I can’t thank them enough.
This film was made independently and without any budget in the free time available during the studio´s commercial projects.
Tells the adventures and misfortunes of Demódoco, a projectionist, who discovers by chance a one-of-a-kind way to get pleasure. However, abusing it leads to risky consequences.
Script, design and direction: Gervasio Rodríguez Traverso & Pablo Alberto Díaz.
Original soundtrack: Bernardo Francese & Fernando Chiesa.
Animation: Gervasio Rodriguez Traverso, Pablo A. Díaz y Nicolás Broner.
Sound: Bernardo Francese, Fernando Chiesa, Juan Elías y Anibal Tonianez.
Awards and Screenings
"Copia A" has taken part in over 100 national and international film festivals, winning 39 awards. Below are some highlights:
ArtFutura 2010 (Argentina) | Caras y Caretas Award
UNICA 2010 (Switzerland) | Silver Medal
4º Festival Internacional de Animación (Uruguay) | Best Amimated Short Film & Grand Jury Award
Dragon Award for New Talent (Sweden) | Second Runner Up
XXIII Marató de Cine Fantástic i de Terror de Sants (Spain) | Best Animation
Curta-Se (Brazil) | Best Animation in Video
Red Stick International Animation Festival 2010 (United States) | Finalist
Anim´est 2010 (Romania) | Official Competition
8º International Animation Arts Festival “Multivision” (Russia) | Official Competition
6º Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey (Mexico) | Official Competition
50º Annecy (France) | Official Selection
12º BAFICI (Argentina) | Official Selection
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2010 (Australia) | Official Selection
In "A Common Place", as in any park or square, Maryann and Joe meet and plant a beautiful tree, which becomes the symbol of their friendship. The film follows these characters as they grow apart along the years in this very common place.
A common place is an animation film done at Universidade Federal de São Carlos, UFSCar, Brazil. Get to know more about the team and the film at splitfilmes.com.br
Festival Internacional de Animación de Montevideo 2011 - Best film Jury's prize
FICI - International children cinema festival 2010 - Best children short
Paulínia Film Festival 2010 - Best regional direction
Script: Jonas Brandão e Thiago Minamisawa
Direction: Jonas Brandão
Production: Thiago Minamisawa
Executive production: Lilian Santiago e Thiago Minamisawa
Animation: Diogo Fujiwara, Elisa Carareto, Felipe Calixtre, Jonas Brandão e Mateus Rios
Extra animation: Anderson Petroni, Fádhia Salomão, Paulo Montanaro, TiagoMAL e Thiago Rigolino.
Character and BG design: Anderson Petroni, Elisa Carareto, Jonas Brandão e Mateus Rios
Film editing: Analucia Godoi, Jonas Brandão, TiagoMAL
Storyboard and Animatic: Anderson Petroni, Diogo Fujiwara e Jonas Brandão
Original soundtrack: Duda Larson
Sound supervision: Ana Luiza Pereira
Sound editing: Ana Luiza Pereira, Luiz Godoy e Priscila Almeida
Foley: Guta Roim
Sound mix: Estúdios Mega
Voices: Reinaldo Rodrigues, Sil Moura, Alethea Ruas, Caian, Naiala e Mariah Morena Bandeira de Melo
Production assistants: Gláucia Blangis e Maurício Zattoni
Sound assistants: Chicão Gaspar e Mariana Bagliotti
Website: Laura Teixeira
Credits, DVD and prints: Paula Carlos e Thiago Rigolino
Ormie is a Pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach...or are they? See Ormie's attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession.
Watch the short film that has film festival audiences laughing and cheering. Ormie has garnered 8 Festival Awards including Best Short Film (Savannah FF 2010, Palm Springs Int'l Shorts Fest 2010, Sprockets 2010, Seattle Int'l FF 2010) and the Audience Award (New York Int'l Children's FF 2011).