MUMBAI: Australian children's author and illustrator
Graeme Base is to make his film directorial debut.
will co-direct The Gallant Captain, an adaptation
of his book 'The Legend of the Golden Snail' with Katrina
Mathers and Daryl Munton of The Lampshade Collective
were behind last year's The Nullabor that won
Sydney Film Festival's Best Animated Short Film Award
at both the Sydney Film Festival 2011 and the AACTA
the short film has received funding from Screen Australia
through the agency's short animation production programme.
work includes Animalia and The Eleventh Hour, is to
make his film directorial debut.
to receive funding from Screen Australia is The Crossing,
a stop-motion sand animation from writer/director/animator
and visual artists Marieka Walsh. Sand animation is
the use of sand on a lighted piece of glass to create
The film follows on from the success of Walsh's team
with The Hunter, also using sand animation, which was
selected for competition at the recent SXSW Film Festival.