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The Lost Thing

Studio: Passion Pictures Australia


To produce a distinct high quality CG animated short film based on Shaun Tan’s acclaimed book, The Lost Thing; a modern, quirky fable with a unique aesthetic. From final storyboards it has taken 3.5 years to produce with a core team of four. It features a remarkable 74 characters and over 22 sets, used actual painted textures, and features 1836 separate sound recordings. It was modelled, lit, rigged, animated and rendered in XSi 6.5 and composited in Nuke. It features the voice of acclaimed comedy artist, Tim Minchin and was the directorial debut of both Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann.