- awarded films
Short film [10 to 45 min]
Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral musicians to perform terribly out of tune.
Born sometime in the latter half of the 20th century, Mikey Hill emerged from suburban anonymity to triumphantly pen the cover for his primary school annual publication.
Despite occasionally looking sideways, he's never looked back.
Several indelible incidents later, Hill force-read the turgid Macromedia Flash manual; inexorably leading him to pass an animation course.
The Orchestra is Mikey’s third hand animated short film - each more elaborately time-consuming than the last. Mikey’s two previous films, Norbert (2007) and The Not-So-Great Eugene Green (2009), have screened at festivals near and far, and have garnered several shiny awards.