GMIH: The Not So Great Moment Before the Big Bang

This short film was created as part of a Screen Australia and Bigpond initiative called ‘Great Moments in History’ designed to showcase Australian animators. The initiative will result in twelve short films from around the country. Our film “The not so great moment before the big bang” is a collaborative piece conceived as a vehicle for promoting interaction between artists from different fields. It was realized by a team consisting of two script writers, an artist/graphic designer, a film producer, three actors, a make up artist, two sound designers an illustrator and a motion designer/animator. The project has not only established a working relationship between our key crew members but has also connected us with industry professionals who have acted as invaluable mentors and advisors throughout the production. The script and concept that was chosen for us to produce was proposed as a hybrid puppet animation. The story revolves around two aliens, Nev and Bob in a rapidly contracting universe.

Directed by: Tobias Edwards & Nate Trappnel
Produced: Terri Dentry
Year: 2008
Running Time: 3’15

festival screenings

Jun 09 Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
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Terri went along to see what was new this year and found the stand out programme to literally be standing out of the screen – in stereoscopic 3D that is.

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