The Gallant Captain

Title:
The Gallant Captain
NFSA ID:
1131487
Year:
2013
Category:
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This is a clip from The Gallant Captain, which was written and developed by Graeme Base in collaboration with Katrina Mathers and animation studio The Lampshade Collective who had previously made the multi-award winning short animated film, Nullarbor (2011).

The Gallant Captain is about a boy called Will who sails into unknown waters with his Cat, a little bottle and a vivid imagination. Faced with certain peril, Will must learn to become the Gallant Captain. It's a beautiful exploration of grief, imagination and friendship.

The film has won numerous awards, including from Aspen Shortfest Film Festival 2014 (Best Short Film), St Kilda Film Festival 2014 (Best Animation) and Hsin Yi Children's Animation Award 2014 (Winner).

Directors:
Graeme Base and Katrina Mathers
Producers:
Patrick Sarell, Daryl Munton, Merrin Jensen and Katrina Mathers
Production Company:
The Lampshade Collective