Saturday, December 6, 2008

Siggraph Asia 2008

Siggraph Asia
The Passenger is showing at the new Asian incarnation of Siggraph this year, thereby achieving one of its original goals (well, sort of). It's in Singapore on the 11th of December, and you need a conference pass to see it by the looks of it (expensive!). Took me a while to find the details for this one, so there's not much time left.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Just a quick update on the Australian International Animation Festival, which is moving on to Sydney. The Passenger is included in the Australian Panorama on the 18th of October. Details here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

London Animation Festival

The Passenger is heading over to London for the London International Animation Festival, which is in ...London. It's scheduled for the International Competition Session 2, on Thursday 4th September at 7pm. If anyone catches the award announcements, feel free to let me know if I won anything.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Apparently I Won An Award

According to eyewitness accounts, The Passenger won Best Australian Film at the Melbourne Animation Festival last week. Thanks to the audience members who tipped me off! Somebody must have forgotten to tell me. I wonder if that's what happened with the Oscars...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Australian Animation Festival

AIAFAlmost forgot about this one! The Passenger is touring the country as part of the Australian International Animation Festival, which kicked off in Wagga Wagga last month. Next stop: Bendigo! Keep an eye on the AIAF site to see if the "Big Bus" or "Mini Bus" program is making a "pit stop" in your neighbourhood. How thematically appropriate.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another MIAF Screening

Missed one! Teen Program 2 - Friday 20 June, 4:00pm acmi cinema 1. Keep your eyes peeled, there might be more.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Melbourne Animation Festival

MIAFMy festival run had apparently run out of steam, so I decided I might as well submit The Passenger to the Melbourne International Animation Festival, since it's virtually just down the road and all. Well, I'm happy to report it's been selected, and after rummaging around the MIAF site I've found that no less than three screenings are scheduled! They are:

International Program #2 - Tuesday 17 June, 8.15pm acmi cinema 2
International Program #2 (repeat) - Sunday 22 June, 1.45pmacmi cinema 1
Australian Panorama - Saturday 21 June, 2.30pm acmi cinema 2

More info on the MIAF site.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Re-Encoded Trailer

Some people were having playback problems with the high res version of the trailer, and I've finally replaced it with a newly encoded one. See how that goes. It's a wmv file this time, marginally better in video quality but less than half the size. I've stubbornly kept the 5.1 mix intact, so like the other one it will need Windows Media Player 10 or above to work properly (theoretically).

Incidentally, there's now also a flash version of the low res one.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

1st Post Of The Year!

And it's only May! I better slow down before the whole internet clogs up with my blog.

Just thought I'd better point out that I do in fact still exist, and have been busy on another external project which has kept my own projects dormant long enough for the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to pop up and try to persuade me to put my shortcuts in the bin. Little does Mr Cleanup know, I've been opening the files from their original locations and chipping away at them from there. Take that, Wizard of Desktop Cleanliness!

So what this means is that while progress on the DVD is now moving even slower, I'll actually be able to afford to put it into production... just in time for holocube players to come out! Hooray for progress!