11 mins documentary (2017)
I'm a baby in a 1950s backyard, facing a box camera.
I'm a sleepy child at the Darra "pictures", waking up to a film noir, watching a doomed man.
My mind flickers from past to present, in memories and dreams.
The man dies.
The photo is taken.
I walk home from the "pictures", fast asleep.
Photography and animation are mixed with pieces of a 1950 film noir as a child sees Death all around.
rotoscope, 2D animation
writer director animator - Dennis Tupicoff
camera - David Tait
post production - David Tait
photos by Len Tupicoff (1951/2)
archival film D.O.A. (1950) public domain
producer - Dennis Tupicoff
associate producer - Fiona Cochrane
Jungle Pictures P/L
A PHOTO OF ME
Silver Pegasus Award at Animator (Poznan) 2017
Bronze Jabberwocky at IFF Etiuda & Anima (Krakow) 2017
Casa Godio Award at Animavi (Pergola) 2017
Special Mention at GLAS (Berkeley) 2018
Official Selection at 2017 Annecy International Animation Festival