Dynamite Entertainment has produced several award-winning short films and animation.


ARCTIC ADVENTURE

2000, 15 mins

Rug up tight in scarf and beanie, then join rebel penguins Oz (Eric Bana) and Lucy (Sigrid Thornton) on an incredible journey of air, ice and sea

When Lucy ignites rebellion in an Arctic zoo, arch evil polar bears launch a full-scale snowball fight of epic proportions… but who will win? Feather or fur?

Arctic Adventure is a colourful, hyper-active yarn with a great Aussie cast and enough tongue-in-beak humour to have the entire family wetting themselves with laughter!

CAST

Eric Bana, Sigrid Thornton, Kim Gyngell, John Clarke, Lynda Gibson, Rod Quantock, Adrian Vaughan

MUSIC

David Sheludko

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Nescafé Short Film Awards, 2001
Sound Symphony, New York City, 2002
Massachusetts Children’s Film Festival, 2002

SALES

Distributed by the Australian Film Institute

 

 


DECEPTION FOR MEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003, 2 mins

A spirit-crushing journey through the world of advertising.

Creative? Provocative? Positive? Deceptive.

CAST

Simon Lamb, Tom Stringer, Alex Alsop, Chelsea Dean, Marney McQueen

MUSIC

Duncan Finlay, Georgie Bain, Michael Doyle, Axle Whitehead

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Punters’ Choice Award, Short Trips Film Festival, 2003
St Kilda Film Festival, 2003
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2003
Upstart Film Festival, 2003

SALES

The Australian Film Institute

 

 


KIDD KELLY

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2003, 8 mins

Beyond the black stump and past the back of Burke is Strayne, Tidy Town winner, 1982.

Meet local larrikin Kidd Kelly, a Ginger Meggs on Ritalin, sporting a heart of gold, nerves of steel and a head of tin.

When fed-up Mum kicks Kidd out of the camper one arvo, the ten year old conjures up an extreme sport to counter the boredom.

Join the Kellys, Dim Dave, Susie, Morton and Kyles for a corker of a cartoon… no Kidding!

Kidd Kelly is in development as a TV series with
the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

DIRECTOR

Tim Bain

WRITTEN & CREATED BY

James Kane

CAST

Dave Hughes, Judith Lucy, Pia Miranda, Angus Sampson, Marney McQueen, Kieran Grieves, Jon Faine

MUSIC

Mandy Keating, Caitlyn French, John Langford, Kate Bain

FESTIVALS

Fitzroy Shorts Film Festival, 2004
Tropfest Touring Programme, 2004
Upstart Film Festival, 2004
iPrimus broadband movie

Kidd Kelly also made a cameo appearance in the Channel Seven telemovie, Stiff.

 

 


THE LUCKY COUNTRY

2005, 25 mins

Join six international backpackers in an ancient kombi van tearing across Australia. The misadventures of Aussies Nugget and Thorny, Kiwi Mick, Brit Mandy and Bazluhrmian Grit are scrutinised by American Joel’s fly-on-the-wall documentary crew.

With a sexy young cast, dramatic thrills, surprise twists and comical soap-opera antics, The Lucky Country is a bumpy, but exhilarating ride!

The Lucky Country is a pilot for an envisioned
six-part TV series.

CAST

Tom O’Sullivan, Jasmin DeMain, Jay Gallagher, Emily Crotti, Adam Moulds, Marney McQueen