"Fraught" & "Supermarket Musical Massacre" Now Online!

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The 10th Anniversary of the Melbourne International Animation Festival wrapped up last night with a fantastic "Best of the Fest" screening and plenty of partying afterwards. We were lucky enough to have "Fraught" (a film created by Maia Tarrell, Steph Brotchie, & myself as the D.I.Y Art Films collective back in 2006) screen as part of the "10 Years of Australian Highlights" program on Saturday night.

In was an amazing honour for Fraught to be chosen as one of the best Australian animations of the last ten years, and to celebrate we are releasing both Fraught & Supermarket Musical Massacre online for the first time ever!

You can watch them both below, or view them on their YouTube or Vimeo pages for full quality versions. Enjoy, and tell all your friends.


FRAUGHT 8”00 / 2006 / DOCUMENTARY ANIMATION

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When it all goes horribly wrong, there is only one word that can adequately describe the horror: Fraught. A documentary animation exploring people's most awkward, embarrassing moments.

Fraught is an animated short film created by D.I.Y Art Films (Steph Brotchie, Chris Pahlow, & Maia Tarrell) in 2006. Fraught has screened at festivals around the world and won Best Australian Film at the 2007 Melbourne International Animation Festival.


SUPERMARKET MUSICAL MASSACRE: THE FEEL-GOOD HOMICIDE OF THE CENTURY!
7”20 / 2008 / ANIMATION

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An everyday trip to the supermarket takes a turn for the bizarre when a suburban housewife is pushed too far. Music, Mayhem, Murder… Mayonnaise?

Supermarket Musical Massacre is an animated short film created by D.I.Y Art Films (Steph Brotchie, Chris Pahlow, & Maia Tarrell) in 2008. SMM has screened at festivals around the world including the Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia), Istanbul Animation Festival (Turkey), and the Women’s International Film Festival (Miami, USA).


Many thanks once again to Malcolm, Helen, Andrew and everyone at MIAF for supporting us and screening our films over the years.

Chris Pahlow

Chris Pahlow is an independent writer/director currently in post-production on his debut feature film PLAY IT SAFE. Chris has been fascinated with storytelling since he first earned his pen license and he’s spent the last ten years bringing stories to life through music videos, documentaries, and short films.