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Adam Elliot (film director)

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Who is Adam Elliot?

Adam Elliot is an independent Australian stop-motion animation writer and director based in Melbourne, Australia. His five films have collectively participated in over six-hundred film festivals and have received over one hundred awards, including an Oscar for Harvie Krumpet and the Annecy Cristal for Mary and Max. Elliot calls himself an auteur filmmaker and each of his films have a bittersweet nature to them. Based loosely on his family and friends, Elliot calls each of his works a Clayography – clay animated biography. Utilising a large team of animators and modelmakers each film takes several years to complete. He is noted for his use of traditional 'in-camera' techniques, which means every prop set and character is a 'real' miniature handcrafted object. Elliot does not use digital additions or computer generated imagery to enhance his visual aesthetic. His company, Adam Elliot Pictures, produce the films and Elliot’s work practices adhere to the French auteur methodology. Each film has been voiced by notable actors including, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana, William McInnes and Barry Humphries.

  • also known as Adam Benjamin Elliot
  • born on (43 years ago) in Berwick, child of Noel Elliot and Valerie Elliot
  • nationality: Australia
  • education: University of Melbourne Faculty of VCA and MCM
  • profession: Film director, screenwriter, film editor, film producer, animator
  • films written:
  • film produced: Brother
  • films directed:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Uncle"
      • AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Uncle"
      • Palm Springs International ShortFest Honorable Mention for Best Animation - "Uncle"
      • Sydney Film Festival Yoram Gross Award - "Uncle"
      • Aspen Shortsfest Jury Award for Short Short - Best of Category - "Uncle"
      • nominated to Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film - "Cousin"
      • nominated to AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Cousin"
      • Aspen Shortsfest Jury Award for Short Short - Best of Category - "Cousin"
      • AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Cousin"
      • nominated to Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film - "Brother"
      • nominated to AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Brother"
      • Aspen Shortsfest Jury Award for Short Short - Best of Category - "Brother"
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film - "Brother"
      • Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque for Best Animated Short Film - "Brother"
      • Cork International Film Festival International Jury Award for Best International Short Film - "Brother"
      • Sydney Film Festival Yoram Gross Award - "Brother"
      • AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Brother"
      • Durango Film Festival Jury Award for Best Animated Short - "Cousin"
      • nominated to AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Annecy International Animated Film Festival Audience Award - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Annecy International Animated Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Annecy International Animated Film Festival Special Jury Award - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Cinanima Grand Prize - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • FIKE - Évora International Short Film Festival Audience Award - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Leipzig DOK Festival Honorable Mention for Animated Films and Video - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Melbourne International Film Festival for Best Australian Short Film - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Award for Best Animated Short Film - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Valladolid International Film Festival Jury Special Prize - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • AACTA Award for Best Short Animation - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Anima Mundi Animation Festival Audience Award for Best Film - Rio de Janeiro - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Hamburg International Short Film Festival Audience Award - International Competition - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • IF Award for Best Animation - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Montréal Comedy Festival 'Just for Laughs' Eat My Shorts! Audience Award - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Sundance Film Festival Short Filmmaking Award - Honorable Mention - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Tabor Film Festival Audience Award - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Toronto World of Comedy International Film Festival for Best Animated Short - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival for Best Animated Short - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • Uppsala International Short Film Festival Audience Award - "Harvie Krumpet"
      • nominated to AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay - "Mary and Max"
      • nominated to AACTA Award for Best Production Design - "Mary and Max"
      • Annecy International Animated Film Festival Cristal Award for Best Feature - "Mary and Max"
      • Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film - "Mary and Max"
      • Ottawa International Animation Festival Grand Prize - "Mary and Max"
  • official website: www.adamelliot.com.au/Adam_Elliot.html

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