Bold The Brave And The Best
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Released: 09 Apr 2008
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[[See the Best in Aussie Animation!]]
A fast-paced, humorous and thought-provoking film using animation by Australian newspaper cartoonist Bruce Petty. The film emphasizes the use of leisure time as an important aspect of life in our society today. Planning for recreation and leisure time should be undertaken both on a personal and on a public level.
Crust follows on from Germ of An Idea (1984). This mad and bad story unravels a situation where two half made, half-baked protagonist Ropeshair and Evanrude engage in a battle of ill will to be the most polite. The film is a gradual build up of tension and psychic status as hallucination takes on hallucination.
Union Street tells the story of a typical inner-city street, opposite the train line and underneath the flight path. None of the residents see eye-to-eye, but when the Armstrong-Taylors decide to renovate it sets off an unexpected chain of events, which changes the face of Union Street forever.
A stunning animation about the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger, based on documentary footage shot in Hobart in the 1930's. The soundtrack is both whimsical music and a voice over of various people recalling sightings of the Tiger.
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One Man's Instrument deals with the way a farmer lives with his bananas and copes with a changing environment... a man attempting to reclaim a world that has gone forever.
A man with a compulsive cleaning disorder discovers a redback spider inside his home. His attempts to kill the spider result in the redback undertaking a course of revenge.
Cousin is the childhood remembrance of a little boy born with cerebral palsy. Being of the same age, the narrator tells of their antics together as children; their attempts to fly off the chicken shed roof, out of control shopping trolley rides and games of violent cricket in the backyard. We meet his newest pets and visit the graveyard of the old ones, as well as glancing his many assorted collections of tee shirts, pet rocks and toenails. We observe how he copes with his disability using safety pins and finger breaking, and follow him to the depths of the ocean where he contemplates his world.
A small rat tries his luck in the great game of love.
On a hungry planet a friendship is tested. Elastic clay animation, expressionistic lighting and "Little Prince" pathos tells the story of Snork and his best friend, a little green plant.
What price would you put on your health? Ben is about to find out... Ward 13's newest admission faces medical attention of an unwanted kind and no amount of apples will keep those doctors away...
Cane-Toad: What Happened to Baz? takes us on a four minute journey into the lives (and deaths) of two cane toad mates. Soaking in a dog's bowl with a cold beer in his hand, the overweight, uncouth Dazza ponders the possible fate of his adventurous but naïve friend Bazza, in a land where man versus toad presents an ongoing sporting challenge. Various fatal scenarios are played out in glorious technicolour as the unsuspecting Baz wanders into human territory.
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Using his own voice and without rotoscoping from live-action, Dennis Tupicoff animates his memories of the dogs of his childhood.
Korean War, 1951 Little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier. He returns home to find a parcel on the doorstep and, thinking it is a birthday present, he opens it. But its contents will change his life.
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