Gus (2011 film)

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Gus
Official Poster for Gus
Official Poster for Gus
Directed by Andrew Martin
Produced by Andrew Martin
Written by Andrew Martin
Starring Ray Sinclair
Jacob Worth
Music by Liam Flenady
Lisa Cheney
Production
  company
Honeydew Studios
Release date(s)
Running time 8 minutes
Country Australia

Gus is an animated short film produced by Honeydew Studios in Brisbane, Australia. It is written, directed, animated and produced by Andrew Martin. The music is composed by Liam Flenady and Lisa Cheney, and the sound design is by John Willsteed. It has won multiple awards on the international festival circuit, including Best Short Film Script and Best Short Animation at the Monaco International Film Festival, and Best Animation at the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards in 2011. Gus is Andrew Martin's filmmaking debut and the first production for his company Honeydew Studios.

Synopsis[edit]

Official Trailer for Gus

An adorable young "cave" boy named Gus and his powerful hunter father Don live a cold and isolated life high in the Swiss Alps, banished by their disgruntled tribe because of Gus’ chronic explosive flatulence. His flatus is so insidious it repels entire herds and spoils food from afar. Despite all this, his father stands by him until one day, reaching breaking point, he sends Gus out into the cold and unforgiving mountainside to protect their food, a decision that would change life forever...

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Festival Year Award Nominee Result
Blue Mountains Film Festival 2011 Animation Prize N/A Won
FirstGlance Film Festival Philadelphia 2011 Best Director (Animation) Andrew Martin Won
Lucerne International Film Festival 2011 Best Animated Movie N/A Nominated
Village Roadshow Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2011 Best Animation N/A Won
Village Roadshow Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2011 Best Film N/A Nominated
Village Roadshow Queensland New Filmmakers Awards 2011 Best Direction Andrew Martin Nominated
Monaco International Film Festival 2011 Best Short Film Script N/A Won
Monaco International Film Festival 2011 Best Short Animation N/A Won
Milan International Film Festival 2012 Short Film Award N/A Nominated
Shorts In Paradise Film Festival 2012 Runner Up Award N/A Won
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival and Video Festival 2012 Special Jury Remi N/A Won
Janison Short Sharp Film Festival 2012 Animation Grand Prize N/A Won
Create Design Awards 2012 Motion Category N/A Nominated
St Kilda Film Festival 2013 Best Comedy N/A Won

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