It is a simple tale of pen-friendship between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, living in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and New Yorker Max Horovitz. Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max’s friendship survives much more than the average diet of life’s ups and downs. —IMDb
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
I do not feel disabled, defective or I need to be cured. I like being an Aspie. It would be like trying to change the colour of my eyes.
I don't know why it took me so long to see this, but I regret not seeing it sooner. Absolutely adorable, as well as funny, touching, and even a bit emotional in parts. For some reason I thought it'd be more of a kid's film, but it's definitely more of a grown up animated film. A new favourite of mine, to add to my already huge list. Amazing.
To follow up on the roundup for the first week of this year's London Film Festival, let's begin at the top of Mark Stafford and Pamela Jahn
Já faz muito tempo que animações deixaram de ser coisa de criança para cair nas graças do grande público. Praticamente todos os recentes blockbusters como Toy Story, Shrek e Wall-E, entre muitos outros… read review
Etant donné l’énorme bien entendu vis-à-vis de ce film d’animation, il fallait bien que je me jette à l’eau en dépit du fait que je suis pas trop fan de pâtes à modeler en ce qui concerne le genre… read review
Thoroughly bizarre, original, and sweet stop-motion feature from Oscar winning director Adam Elliot, about the unlikely pen-pal friendship of an eight-year-old Australian girl, and a 46-year-old Jewish… read review
Academy Award winning Australian animation writer-director Adam Elliot (“Harvie Krumpet”) takes his inspiration from a New York pen-friend for his quirky little debut feature which premiered on the… read review