The Jockstrap Raiders

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The Jockstrap Raiders is a short animated film. Running for 19 minutes, it was written, produced and directed by Mark J Nelson as a thesis film for his Master of Fine Arts in Animation at UCLA. The film took almost five years (part-time) to complete and was made in Los Angeles.[1]


The film is set in Leeds, England at the time of the First World War and centres on a group of misfits unable to enlist in the regular armed forces. When they hear of an imminent attack by the German Kaiser, who is constructing a bridge across the English Channel, they embark on a mission to save their country using homemade planes and explosives. The squadron are forced to strip to their jock straps in order to get their fleet of aircraft airborne and, despite many mishaps, succeed in blowing up the bridge and saving the nation.


The Jockstrap Raiders has won a number of awards, including:


  1. ^ "Mark Nelson's animated "Jockstrap Raiders" wins Student Academy Award | UCLA School of TFT". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  2. ^ "39th Student Academy Award Winners (2012) | The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  3. ^!animation2012/c20pj Archived 2013-07-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Aesthetica Short Film Festival". ASFF. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  5. ^ "Orlando Film Fest". Orlando Film Fest. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  6. ^ "Media - News & Updates". Macon Film Festival. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  7. ^ "Best of Festival Winners " GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!". Retrieved 2013-03-27.

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