HARVIE KRUMPET is the biography of an ordinary man. Brought up in a Polish forest with his father, (a lumberjack), and mother, (suffering from lead poison), we observe a person seemingly cursed with bad luck. Born with Tourette’s Syndrome, Harvie is marginalised from the rest of village and gets used to having stones thrown at him as a child. —harviekrumpet.com
Adam Elliot, (born Jan 2nd 1972, Berwick, Australia), is an independent stop-motion animation writer and director based in Melbourne, Australia. His five films have collectively participated in over six-hundred film festivals and have received over one hundred awards, including an Oscar for Harvie Krumpet. Elliot calls himself an auteur filmmaker and each of his films have a bittersweet nature to them. Based loosely on his family and friends, Elliot calls each of his works a Clayography – clay animated biographies – a portmanteau term of the words clay and biography. Utilising a large team of animators and modelmakers each film takes several years to complete. He is noted for his use of traditional ‘in-camera’ techniques, which means every prop set and character is a ‘real’ miniature handcrafted object. Elliot does not use digital additions or computer generated imagery to enhance his visual aesthetic. His company, ADAM ELLIOT PICTURES, produce the films and Elliot’s work practices… read more
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