"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.

Fraught @ MIAF (6:00PM, Saturday 26 June, 2010)

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The Melbourne International Animation is always an exciting time for KKP. Maia and myself have a long history with the festival, starting with our first production company D.I.Y Art Films. This year is MIAF's tenth anniversary and they are screening a bunch of highlights and retrospective sessions, including "10 Years of Australian Highlights" which features our short documentary animation "Fraught".





Maia, Steph Brotchie, & myself created Fraught back while we were at uni, and it went on to win Best Australian Film at the 2007 Melbourne International Animation Festival before screening at a bunch of other festivals around the world. It was an amazing experience for us back then and it's an great honour now to be featured in a screening of the best Australian animations from the past decade.

The KKP crew will be out in force for that screening (and many others), so if you're free come on down and check it out! The festival opens tomorrow night, and the screening with Fraught is the following Saturday (the 26th of June) at 6:00PM.

Check out the festival's trailer below:

D.I.Y Art Films on the ACMI website

Check it out! An interview we did with the lovely people at ACMI at last year's Melbourne International Animation Festival:

http://www.acmi.net.au/vid_makers_diy.htm

Also, MIAF is now on Facebook! Befriend the festival here.

SMM @ WIFF


Supermarket Musical Massacre is making its American debut at the Women's International Film & Arts Festival in Miami in just a few days. It's screening on Sat, Feb 28 2009, 7:30 pm at the Fontainebleau Hotel (which is presumably in Miami). SMM is actually the only Australian film showing at the festival which is a real honour for us. (You can find out more here.)

So if you happen to be in Miami on the 28th get on down and check it out! They never asked us to send over a screener tape so fingers crossed they'll use the DVD and there won't just be seven minutes of black screen when SMM is supposed to be showing.

A big thanks to everyone over at WIFF in Miami for their selection and interest in our film!

Fraught @ SIGGRAPH Asia 2008


We were so busy working on the Bianca Chen shoot that we forgot to let you know that Fraught was screening in Singapore in December.

It screened in the Australian Panorama of the first SIGGRAPH Asia conference. SIGGRAPH in the US was were Pixar first made a big splash with their shorts, back before they were even an animation company so it was a real honour to be part of the conference. It was also great to be programmed alongside other MIAF festival favourites like "The Goat That Ate Time", "Carnivore Reflux" & "The Passenger".

A big thanks to everyone over at SIGGRAPH asia!