The Orchestra

Title:
The Orchestra
NFSA ID:
1441499
Year:
2015
Category:
Access fees

This is a clip from the multi-award winning, hand-drawn animation The Orchestra, by Michael Hill.

The film explores a world where striking the wrong note is literal, not figurative. A band of tiny musicians follows you, playing the soundtrack to your life – communicating your emotions, fears and hopes.

This clip shows Vernon, a lonely man with crippling shyness. He is shuttered away from the world, trying to save his pot plant, with his tiny musicians playing out of key and out of tempo.

The Orchestra was nominated for numerous awards including Best Short Animation at the 2015 AACTA Awards. It won Best Animation and Best Original Score (by Jamie Messenger) at the 2016 St Kilda Film Festival.

Director and animator:
Michael Hill
Producer:
Melanie Brunt
Scriptwriters:
Jennifer Smith and Michael Hill
Composer:
Jamie Messenger