Official Selection Flickerfest 2010
Official Selection St Kilda Film Festival 2010
Official Selection Dungog Film Festival 2010
Winner Best Film Hillside Film Festival 2010
Winner Best Film Bohemian Shorts 2010
Winner Best Film Bayside Film Festival 2010
Winner Best New Filmmaker Shepparton Shorts 2010
Winner Best Script In The Bin Short Film Festival 2010
Finalist Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2010 (UK)
Official Selection Bodega Bay Film Festival 2011 (USA)
Official Selection Southern Screen Film Festival 2011 (USA)
Billy becomes the reluctant subject of worship when his delusional mother decides he is Jesus reincarnate.
FESTIVALS & SALES:
Palme d’Or Nominated; Cannes Film Festival.
Best Short Film; Cinéma des Antipodes.
Official Selection; Stockholm Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Chicago International Film Festival, NZ International Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Prague Film Festival, St Tropez Film Festival, La Casa Encendida, Clermont-Ferrand Festival, Just For Laughs Festival Canada.
Sold for Broadcast to: Canal Plus International, Rialto & SBS.
Director's note: We shot this piece in Sweden (Gävle, Strängnäs and Uppsala) on a "shoestring budget", using just one 5D-Mark II-camera (with Canon L-series lenses). Our very first mission was actually to help another company (Quixel) with some live-action shots/scenes to simply showcase their new texture-tool for 3d-models in games and movies, but instead we came up with this concept idea and created a full blown short film. Primarily, we wanted to do something visual and entertaining to simply present this concept and showcase Quixel's tools.
We did almost everything our self (with some 3d/texture/sfx help) and we used close friends/family members to be "actors", including myself playing the main character. So I guess that's why the acting isn't top notch and why we didn't use so much dialogue ;) BUT we also wanted to keep it very visual, we wanted to tell a story with pictures (and UI-text of course). That was a big challenge but I think we succeeded. In the end we're happy with the end result considering the conditions and people really seem to like it! That's awesome to see and very rewarding! / Jimmy & Eric"
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Manager: Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment
An iAnimate.net internal student project, directed by fellow student Andrew Atteberry.
About the project from the director: This is a collaborative short film project I initiated during my time at iAnimate, a series of online animation workshops created by Dreamworks animator Jason Ryan. I was very fortunate and lucky to have so many talented animators want to help me with this project that were also attending iAnimate at the time. In addition to the help I received from iAnimate, Magnetic Dreams Animation Studio helped me bring this film across the finish line by allowing me use of their render farm and a large portion of their staff. Magnetic Dreams went so far above and beyond the call of duty in helping me to get this project through all of the stages of production, I certainly could not have pulled this together without them. Solid Angle was a big part of the team as well, they graciously helped with render licenses for their proprietary render engine "Arnold" which really helped add a beautiful look to the final frames. Finally, music and sound design provided by wonderfully talented Cathleen Flynn and Tim Gilmer (respectively) They really stepped up when I needed something unique and fitting and gave this film its voice. I'm extremely proud of what this group of people, from all corners of the globe, accomplished together (especially considering the non-existent budget :) I hope that you enjoy STRAY as much as I enjoyed the experience of making it!