When it comes to the world of stop-motion animation, most cinephiles are familiar with Nick Park and Henry Selick but now its time to add a new name to the list. In 1996, Christopher Kezelos graduated from Sydney University’s ‘Sydney College of the Arts’, majoring in film production. For more than a decade he has worked as a writer, producer, director and editor on ads, viral videos and short films.
More importantly he has directed several shorts that have been highly successful on the festival circuit including DentaMate and his multi-award winning short film No Butts About It. His animated a stop motion short film called Zero won ‘Best Animation’ from LA Shorts Fest and the Rhode Island International Film Festival, been the recipient of two ‘Gold’ awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society and received the award for ‘Best Achievement in Sound’ from the Flickerfest International Film Festival. It has also recently been nominated for an AFI Award in the ‘Best Short Animation’ category. Pretty impressive right? Well now Kezelos is just now wrapping up work on The Maker, a five minute short created using puppets designed by Amanda Louise Spayd. Twitch recently premiered the trailer which you can watch below.
Christopher is currently developing a number of projects including a feature length stop motion animation. Watch the trailer for his award winning short Zero below.[vsw id=”lOEp0XNKpD4″ source=”youtube” width=”500″ height=”425″ autoplay=”no”]