In a clearing amongst a forest of pines lives a lonely old man who struggles to keep himself warm, though help comes from an unexpected friend.
Winter’s Blight is a stop motion short film made in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Behind the Scenes – vimeo.com/167396703
Written, Directed and Animated by Claire Campbell
Produced by Jon Wilson – Shine on Films – shineonfilms.co.nz
Composer – Hanan Townshend – hanantownshend.com
Sound Design – Hugh Harlow
Voice Actor – Mark Neilson
Director of Photography – Jon Wilson
Production Design – Claire Campbell
Set and props build – Claire Campbell, Autumn Eyles, Liam Dakin, Josh Hunter, Jon Wilson, Nathan Forbes
Funded by – Short film Otago – sfo.nz
Special thanks to – Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin City Council, NHNZ & everyone else who supported the making of this film.
Winner Best Short Animation – Melbourne Film Festival 2021
Winner Best Stop Motion – Open World Animation Festival 2020 Winner Best Film Stop Motion, Best Story, Best Design – Animation Studio Festival 2019
Winner Festivals Pick – Yucca Valley Film Festival 2019
Winner Best Visual Design – Animation Feedback Festival 2020
2nd Place Award – Thessaloniki Animation Festival 2019