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The Lampshade Collective, producers of unique Australian animation.


Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
10 mins 18 secs
Animated Films
Digital / DVD
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Nullarbor poster
Production year: 
February, 2011
Film Credits
Film director: 
Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell (CoDirector)
Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Patrick Sarell, Daryl Munton
Patrick Sarell, Alister Lockhart (CoWriter)
Paul Damien Williams
Film photographer: 
Daryl Munton
Matt Bauer
Gregory Shaw, Damian Whitty
Art Director: 
Alister Lockhart, Daryl Munton
Film synopsis: 
An animated road movie set across the vast and barren landscape of Australia's Nullarbor Plain.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
16:9 full height anamorphic
Film Sound: 
Video master available ?: 
Video Type: 
HDCam, DigiBeta
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Key screenings include: Annecy, Stuttgart, Edinburgh, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Rhode Island, Temecula, SIGGRAPH, SITGES, Fantoche, Göteborg

Awards received: 
Melbourne International Film Festival: Best Short Animation; Sydney Film Festival: Best Short Animation (Yoram Gross Award); Palm Springs International ShortFest: Special Jury Citation for Excellence in Filmic Storytelling.
Film reviews: 
The film is magical. For an animation to capture the raw beauty of the Australian landscape with such detail is a rare accomplishment but Nullarbor achieves this with confidence. I believe the reason for this is because they have kept the action relatively simple, focusing on the clownish activities of two unlikely characters who meet during separate road trips. Like a classic Charlie Chaplin film, the story rumbles along the Great Ocean Bite with the characters until the triumphant conclusion which has this brilliant shot that gets the audience every time <> …it ticks all the boxes for a slap-stick comedy with Australian roots and the reaction it's had from audiences this week has been encouraging for the genre. Review by: Maya Kavanagh<p> Nullarbor illustrates some of the great things about animation; rich textures of an impressionist view of tarmac dissecting the rugged looking Australian landscape & the lack of consequence for violence and potential life threatening situations for animated characters. This animated short is a whimsical road rage duel full of slapstick humour. The opening message that informs the audience than the Nullarbor contains the longest stretch of straight road in the country, which because of the perceived ease of the drive inspires some weird driving practices. Bernie is a great little irrational road-rager whose negligence behind the wheel sees him nearly get into an accident with his duel partner Waddy. This causes a series of rivalries between the two that culminate not in the typical ‘Road Runner gets away’ unscathed ending that you’d probably expect from this situation. The value of Nullarbor is how Bernie and Waddy relate to each other. Waddy understands Berie’s naivety and pre-empts all of his behavior; it is Waddy’s empathy toward Bernie’s impulse to do the stupid thing that makes Nullarbor something more than Tom and Jerry. Reviews by Blake Howard & Tom Goodwin
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Sales/distribution name: 
Shorts International
6-8 Luke Street | London | EC2A 4XY | UNITED KINGDOM
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Katrina Mathers, Producer
publicity address: 
PO Box 1406, St Kilda Victoria 3182 Australia
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