Directed by Pinny Grylls
Produced by Victoria Cameron
Peter and Ben is a quirky and poignant documentary about a man and a sheep. In their own ways they are both outcasts, not fitting in with their own kind – but they get on well with each other and share a bond.
Peter and Ben won Best Documentary at the Aspen Shorts Fest 2008. it screened at the London Film Festival 2007 and the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival 2008.
Created by Mack Carruthers.
A nicely animated short about a snowman who appears to have stumbled upon a bounteous find. He can’t believe his luck… but this cute animation has a surprisingly dark ending!
Snowdrifter’s accolades are as follows:
Laugh Track Comedy Festival (2012): Official Selection
Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival 2012 (PFAF): Official Selection
Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) Showcase 2012 (WINNER: Best Canadian Short)
Halifax Independent Film Festival 2013 (HIFF) Official Selection
Toronto Animated Arts Festival International (TAAFI) 2012: Official Selection
Created by Neill Blomkamp.
Alive in Joberg is the short film that went on to be developed into an extremely successful and well-received feature, District 9. Set in a future Johannesberg, Alive in Joberg shows us a glimpse of the chaos and segregation caused by the immigration of an alien species (referred to in a pejorative and derogatory sense as ‘prawns’) into human society. Drawing apparent parallels with apartheid and the themes of immigration, integration and prejudice, the situations, challenges and dilemmas arising from the inability of two species (races) to live together in harmony brings to mind dozens of existing conflicts – Israel-Palestine, to name just one. Alive in Joberg uses some rudimentary but effective CGI to show us an imaginary world not a million miles from many societies currently in existence on our very own earth.