Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
This marvelous Australian short film was nominated for both an Oscar and a BAFTA.
Why it didn''t win when the the less likable Harvey Crumpet did years before is beyond me.
Directed by Anthony Lucas and written by Mark Shirrefs, this Australian made gem is a wonderfully imaginative piece and the animation is superb and inventive.
With my new love of Steampunk it is fitting that this - one of my favourite films - can be featured in it's entirety for me to share with others.
This beautiful sci-fi animation spins a deep, engaging story of adventure and betrayal. Our hero, Jasper - an aerial navigator - is tormented by an accident in his past. A plague has over come his home city, he then is ordered embarks on a journey mark a new trade route with the Captain who whose ship Jasper had his fateful accident.
When the ship is blown off course the crew find themselves commadeering an abondanded ship toward an uncharted island.
It's on this island and the trip home that everyone discovers their destiny

It goes for about 26 minutes.

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