Buck is an ordinary guy. Well, if you accept the "deer head" thing.
Today, Buck is going to spend the afternoon with his girlfriend who's so happy to see him (she's pretty much happy all the time). But when Buck finds out that her father is not the tolerant and sympathetic guy he expected, the Sunday afternoon turns really bad. Really bad. Like baaaaaaad bad.
Buck est un jeune ordinaire. Enfin...si on exclut sa tête de cerf.
Et aujourd'hui, Buck compte bien passer son Dimanche après-midi avec sa petite-amie qui est super contente de le voir, comme toujours. Mais quand Buck découvre que son futur beau-papa n'est pas si sympathique et tolérant que sa fille, l'après-midi va tourner au drame.
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).
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.
Annecy 2008 - Jury's special award for Graduation Films
Animafest 2008, Zagreb Croatia - Best film for children
KLIK! International Animation Festival 2008, Amsterdam Holland Best student film
Flip International Animation Festival 2008, Chile Special Mention
GOLDEN TOOF AWARD for Best Animated Short, Toofy Film Fest, USA
Golden Knight Film Festival 2008, Moscow, Russia - Best student film
San Joaquin Film Festival 2008, USA - Best Animated Short Film
Sprockets Toronto Int.Film Festival For Children 2008, Canada - Honourable Mention
European Youth Film Festival in Antwerp and Bruges 2008, Belgium - Best Short
Holland Animation Film Festival 2008, Utrecht - MovieSquad Junior Award
Formula Mundi 2007, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany - Best Animation 2th
Barcelona International TV Festival 2007, Spain - «Creative Prize»
Animago 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany - The Jury Prize
«2D OR NOT 2D» Int. Animation Festival 2007, Everet USA - «Golden Pencil Award»
Chicago Int. Children's Festival 2007, USA - Children Jury Prize, 2th Best Short Animated Film
Tricky Animation Film Festival 2007, Flensburg, Germany - Audience Award
Animatu Int. Digital Animation Festival 2008, Beja Spain Best 2D Short 2’nd Prize
Student Film Festival «Beginning» 2007, Sankt Petersburg, Russia - Award «For Kindness and Positivism»
Cartoon Club 2007, Rimini, Italy - First Prize
Anima Mundi 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia - Best Debut
Hamburg Animation Award 2007, Germany - First Prize and the Audience Award
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2007, Czech Republic - The Hermina Tyrlova Award
Cartoon on the Bay 2007, Italy - Official Selection Pulcinella Award
AniFest Trebon 2007, Czech Republic - Special Jury Mention
Starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are".
Cinematography by Macgregor
Music by Olafur Arnalds courtesy of Erased Tapes
Funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish film Board
Budget was 45k euro - for the shoot. Visual effects budget was a grand total of zeeero. I designed Blinky, modeled him in 3D and played both the his voice and the body mocap performance. And did most of the VFX. Thankfully all footage of me in the skintight mocap suit has been permanently destroyed.
Visual effects were completed over a period of 9 months, of hell. There's a reason why you don't see too many wet CG characters in movies even with 100 million dollar budgets. It's really, really hard.