Animal Beatbox, which you can watch here in full, doesn’t have a story. Instead, it’s a music video with voice and paper cut-outs that relies on repetition for its humour.
Animal Beatbox was a controversial winner at the 2011 Tropfest short film festival. Was it a fresh and experimental short animation for the internet age? Or a gimmicky novelty, created quickly by filmmaker-actor Damon Gameau in his mum's spare room, reputedly for less than $90?
Tropfest founder and Director, John Polson, said, 'It’s such an interesting and unusual film, unlike anything I have seen. The crowd reaction was incredible. It’s the sort of film that’s difficult to describe – an animated poem – that somehow resonated with the huge audience.'