My Little Sumo

Title:
My Little Sumo
NFSA ID:
1448282
Year:
2015
Category:
Access fees

'Hi-ro-ko, Hiroko!' In the short film My Little Sumo, which you can watch here in full, Australian girl Daisy gets a sumo name from her trainer Kenji and then nothing will stop her in the quest to become a champion.

But life doesn't always go according to plan and Daisy learns that loss is something that brings a family together in their saddest moments.

My Little Sumo has a richly textured animation style, with many surfaces patterned to create interest. The scenes are often from a low angle, replicating the height of the protagonist. Dreams, or other sequences where imagination takes hold, are seen from a higher angle.

The story navigates between finding interests in the real world and the possible places your imagination can take you, with neither needing to take precedence.

Cast:
Maria Humphreys
Director:
Marion Pilowsky
Production Company:
Corner Table Productions