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"Do you wish to see a miracle?" Dr Claude Belgon, Aerial Biologist from the Academy
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Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent short animation feature See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joel Edgerton ... Jasper Morello (voice)

Helmut Bakaitis ... Doctor Claude Belgon (voice)
Tommy Dysart ... Captain Griswald (voice)
Jude Beaumont ... Amelia (voice)

Richard Moss ... Kovaks and Additional Voices (voice)
Lewis Fiander ... Engineer Kemp and Additional Voices (voice)

Directed by
Anthony Lucas 
 
Writing credits
Mark Shirrefs (screenplay)

Anthony Lucas (story) &
Mark Shirrefs (story)

Produced by
Susie Campbell .... executive producer
Anthony Lucas .... producer
Julia Lucas .... producer
Mark Shirrefs .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Rowland 
 
Film Editing by
David Tait 
 
Production Design by
Anthony Lucas 
 
Sound Department
Matt Bauer .... sound editor
John Rowland .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
David Tait .... visual effects supervisor
 
Animation Department
David Cook .... animator
Janelle Kilner .... animator
Brock Knowles .... animator
Anthony Lucas .... animator
Jacob Winkler .... animator
 
Music Department
Robin Gray .... scoring mixer
 
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Tony Nagle .... production accountant
 

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Australia:26 min | Argentina:28 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Excellent short animation feature, 29 November 2005
Author: Baldrick44 from Brisbane, Australia

This is an immensely enjoyable film, with hints of Tim Burton's early animation work. The plot revolves around Jasper Morello, a navigator who has gained a reprieve after a past mistake and his explorations into unknown territory which lead to a twisted discovery, which while may prove to be his town's salvation, may come at the cost of his own soul.

A word of warning. This is not a children's animation film. The neo-Gothic animation as well as the minimal amount of colour except to emphasize blood ( reminding me of Sin City ) gave the film an effect that may scare young children.

The themes of the greater good and personal over objective feelings come through very well through the film and the ending is actually extremely well-handled under the circumstances. My only gripe, and it really isn't a gripe, is that this could have been lengthened into a longer film. However besides this small criticism there is nothing to complain about. The cast is great, with Edgerton fantastic as the beleaguered navigator Morello and the music is very good. I only wish that this movie got the publicity of Harvey Crumpet, because it certainly deserves it.

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