Friday on My Mind / Every Friday @ 5pm
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Friday April 20: Adam Elliot, Academy Awards and Harvie Krumpet
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them…” Harvie Krumpet
Adam Elliot, a stop-motion animation writer and director, is one of our most successful and admired
practitioners. His five films – Mary & Max, Harvie Krumpet, Uncle, Cousin and Brother – have not only charmed
and been praised by millions all over the world but have collectively participated in over six-hundred film
festivals, received over one hundred awards and attracted collaborators including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni
Collette, Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana, and Barry Humphries to name a few.
Adam hit the headlines when he won an Oscar for Harvie Krumpet and his life has never been quite the same
since… but the high calibre of his productions has remained a constant throughout his unique career.
Adam will discuss how he goes about bringing his much loved characters to life; making the most of festival and
award experiences and the unique challenges of running a stop-animation studio where a large team of
animators and model makers intricately handcraft every prop and set.
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen
arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former
CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and
open to all.
Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of
interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year. The latest details on guests appear in
AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:
AFTRS WEBSITE: www.aftrs.edu.au/
RED ALERT: www.aftrs.edu.au/redalert