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Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.

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Christopher Kezelos (creator)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nick McKay Nick McKay ... Narrator (voice) (as Nicholas McKay)
Reina McAndrew Reina McAndrew ... Additional Voices (voice)
Shelley Hepworth Shelley Hepworth ... Additional Voices (voice)
Anthony Clarke Anthony Clarke ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kyls Burtland Kyls Burtland ... Additional Voices (voice)
Keely O'Brien Keely O'Brien ... Additional Voices (voice)
Tully O'Brien Tully O'Brien ... Additional Voices (voice)
Lisa Hill Lisa Hill ... Additional Voices (voice)
Brendan O'Brien Brendan O'Brien ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christine Kezelos Christine Kezelos ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christopher Kezelos Christopher Kezelos ... Additional Voices (voice)
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In a world that judges people by their number, Zero faces constant prejudice and persecution. He walks a lonely path until a chance encounter changes his life forever: he meets a female zero. Together they prove that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something. Written by Christopher Kezelos

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How can nothing be something?


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2011 (UK) See more »

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AUD 40,000 (estimated)
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Zealous Creative,Screen NSW See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Zero has screened in over 50 festivals. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: We're all born of the same matter. However, we're not all born equal.
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At the end, "The Beginning" is written across the screen. See more »

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The rock bottom
6 December 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Zealous Creative is a LA based production company that makes ads, corporate videos and short films. The creative talent like the director of Zero hail from Australia.

Zero is a stop motion animation with yarn puppets with a message of rigid social structures particularly that of caste and the Untouchables.

The zero of our story is an untouchable. A nothing who will never rise from the bottom. He will always amount to zilch.

At school his life is tormented because he has a zero stamped on his chest. Others have numbers from 1 to 10. A number 1 may just be a lowly cleaner but even that amounts to some kind of ranking denoting a status.

Zero struggles through life and into adulthood but is determined to survive the system knowing that he will never beat the system. He meets a female Zero and suddenly feels his life has meaning.

Even though their love is forbidden in such a society they persevere to make it through together.

The film has nice simple but smooth animation with clear cut narration. I would like to have known more of this society like where do Zeros come from? I guess there is only so much you can show in a 10 minute short but it is a thoughtful film on social status discrimination.


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