Recently I completed a part-time 10 week internship at Brisbane animation company Explanimate. During my internship time I wrote, animated and composited this 2D animated short film about the Great Barrier Reef, which we lovingly dubbed ‘Avoid the Drama’. The guys at Explanimate must have been blown away by my spectacular scriptwriting efforts on this project, because since completing my internship I have taken on freelance scriptwriting and blog writing projects for the company. And it’s all thanks to a sick dolphin and some gossipy shrimp.
“Cent Crazy” was first screened at the 2014 Byron Bay International Film Festival, then went on to be officially selected for Fest Anca International Animation Festival 2015. I developed the one-minute animation in Toon Boom using a squigglevision line style, grunge backgrounds and partially transparent paint fills. Margaret Pomeranz gave it 4.5 stars, while David Stratton gave it 1. Or they may have been talking about a different film entirely.