Film Info

Title
Medusa: First Date
Year
2005
Length
3 minutes
Status
On The Shelf

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awards and screenings

Winner

  • Best Animation - West Australian Screen Awards, 2005 (Australia)
  • Best Animation - Mandurah Short Film Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • Audience Award - First Sunday Comedy Film Festival, 2006 (USA)
  • Second Prize - City of Melville International Film Festival, 2007 (Australia)
  • Best Animation - Funnybone 500, 2008 (Australia)

Finalist

  • IF Awards, 2005 (Australia)
  • Nickelodean Nicktoons Film Festival, 2005 (USA)
  • Dendy Awards, 2005 (Australia)
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Australia)
  • Popcorn Taxi Flagfall Film Festival, 2006 (Australia)
  • Australian International Animation Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • Funnybone 500, 2008 (Australia)
  • Lucania Film Festival, 2006 (Italy)
  • Bimini International Animation Festival, 2007 (Latvia)
  • Corto! Oporto International Short Film Festival, 2005 (Portugal)
  • London International Animation Festival, 2005 (UK)
  • Melbourne International Animation Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • Leicester International Film Festival, 2006 (UK)
  • BAF! Bradford Animation Festival, 2005 (UK)
  • West Australian Screen Awards, 2005 (Australia) – Nomination Best Animator
  • Rushes, Soho Shorts Film Festival, 2005 (UK)
  • Comedia – Just for Laughs, 2005 (Canada)
  • Anonimul International Film Festival, 2005 (Romania)
  • Shorts 06 - Shorts Film Festival, 2006 (Australia)
  • In The Bin Film Festival, 2005 (Australia) & Regional Tour, 2006
  • Home Brewed International Short Film Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • Shepparton Film Festival, 2006 (Australia)
  • Equinox Film Festival, 2006 (Australia)

Other Festival Screenings

  • Fremantle Outdoor Film Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • In The Realm Of The Senses – Best of the Rest, 2005 (Australia)
  • Revelation International Film Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • SBS Independent Signature Works, 2004 (Australia)
  • Sydney Film Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • Get Your Shorts On, 2005 (Australia)
  • Ebensee Festival Der Nationen, 2005 (Austria)
  • AFC OnScreen, 2005 (Australia)
  • Mandurah Short Film Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • Awesome Arts Festival, 2005 (Australia)
  • AnimaBasuri, 2006 (Spain)
  • London Australian Film Festival, 2006 (UK)
  • First Sunday Comedy Film Festival, 2006 (USA)
  • Auburn International Film and Video Festival, 2006 (Australia)
  • Canberra Short Film Festival, 2006 (Australia)
  • Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF) - In Panorama, 2007 (Korea)
  • Ozflix Australian Film Weekend, 2008 (Canada)

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Medusa: First Date

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Synopsis

Things aren’t looking too promising when Medusa goes out on a first date with mild mannered physicist Eric. Everyone’s naturally a little nervous (what with the snakes for hair) and it’s only when Medusa is invited up for coffee that things take a turn for the better, that is until she introduces herself to his parrot…

Credits

Director -
Pierce Davison
Producer -
Jacob Fjord

With the Voices of
Paul McDermott, John Safran, Catherine Traicos and James Magnus

Written by Pierce Davison

Animated by Pierce Davison
Art Assistant – James Magnus
Costumes – Bryn Meredeth
Special Effects – Simeon Taylor
Motion Control – Rory Paton

Assistants
Roseline Lau, Michelle Aslett, Pia Illoka Jensen, Serena Sundai

Camera – Seymour Davison
Lighting – Seymour Davison
Lighting Assistant – Steve Cottingham

Music – Alex Ringis, Brett Hirsch
Sound Design – Seymour Davison, Richard Mahony
Audio Recording and Final Mix – Richard Mahony
Editor – Seymour Davison
Grade – Tony Pickburn
Lawyer – Sonya Rogerson
Property – Paul Perin

Project Manager for AFC – Julia Overton
Commissioning Editor, SBS Independent – Miranda Dear

Thanks
Christopher McCormick, Karl Ockelford, Paulo Perin and David Barton, Phil Jeng Kane, Lis Hoffman, Film and Television Institute, Andrew Taylor, Ingle Knight.

Produced in associated with Australian Film Commission

Produced in association with SBS Independent

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