After working in visual FX for the past 15 years on such films as Happy Feet and Green Lantern, I now turn to animated film making. Sneeze Me Away is my debut film as a director.
An enchanting animation for people of all ages, especially fans of Studio Ghibli anime, as fun for young children as it is charming and psychedelic for adults. Prepare to open your eyes to a fun filled, exciting adventure, as Thomas accidentally discovers one of the worlds little known mysteries. Thomas enters a fantastic, magical world full of unexpected occurrences and wondrous sights by sneezing with his eyes open, and now must enlist the aid of strange creatures to help him find his way home again.
Sneeze Me Away is a short animated film aimed at young children, but people of all ages will enjoy the engaging storyline, wonderful sights, thrilling sounds and moving music, scored by Nicole Bradyâ€“â€“winner of the Brian May Scholarship in Film Scoring, 2010-2012. This is the first film directed by Ryan Grobins, who has been working in the CG animation and VFX industry for over fifteen years. Nearly two years in the making with only two full-time creators and a handful of dedicated part-time helpers, it has won 9 awards and nominations and been selected for over 25 festival screenings worldwide.
Enjoy Sneeze Me Away as a free download, or support the artist and get streaming tickets to share with friends and family, along with a collection of mp3s of Nicole Brady's beautiful film score.
Visit www.sneezemeaway.com for more information!
COMPETITION: FREE GIVE AWAY â€“ THE ART OF SNEEZE ME AWAY!
Win yourself a copy of The Art of Sneeze Me Away. This book showcases the rich art made during the entire production of the short animated film. Inside you will find 80 full colour pages filled to the brim with concept art, final backgrounds, information about the film, and much more. Printed on higher quality Premium Paper, this book is perfect for lovers of animation, independent film and art.
To see a preview of the book, please visit: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1352015
All you need to do to be eligible to win is tell us right here in the comments section about your favourite part of Sneeze Me Away. On April 1 2012 a random draw of all of the user names will be made and the winner will be declared in a comment by the Director, Ryan Grobins. The winner then simply needs to reply to that comment with an email address where they can be contacted for postage details.
Thank you so much for your support, and good luck!
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Hyart Film Festival - Best Animation
Park City Film Music Festival - Jury Choice Gold Medal for Excellence
High Desert Shorts International Film Festival - Best Animation
California International Animation Festival - Director's Choice Award, Anime Section
Canadian International Film Festival - Award of Excellence
Kids First! Film Festival - Second, Independent Short, Ages 5-8
Australian Effects and Animation Festival - Finalist
8th Annual iP Short Film Contest - Finalist
Rome International Film Festival - Nominated, Best Animation
SCREENINGS AND SELECTIONS
Jaipur International Animation Film Festival, 2011
Atlanta Underground Film Festival, 2011
Puerto Rico International Film Festival, 2011
California International Animation Festival, 2011
High Desert Shorts International Film Festival, 2011
Downtown Boca Film Festival, 2011
Sacramento International Film Festival, 2011
Athens Animfest, 2011
4th Winter International Festival of Arts, 2011
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, 2010
African International Film Festival, 2010
River's Edge International Film Festival, 2010
Radar Hamburg International Independent Film Festival, 2010
Linoleum Animation Festival, 2010
Flatland Film Festival, 2010
SoDak Animation Festival, 2010
Cincinnati Film Festival, 2010
Philly Film and Music Festival, 2010
Rome International Film Festival, 2010
Silicon Valley Film Festival, 2010
Hyart Film Festival, 2010
Jiff Theque, Ani Factory, 2010
Australian Effects and Animation Festival, 2010
Animation Block Party, 2010
Crystal Palace International Film Festival, 2010
Park City Film Music Festival, 2010