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Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

Short Film (Full Length) – 2015

This morbidly funny short, made by students of Auckland's Media Design School, depicts the demise of 26 alphabetical and animated animals at the hands of nature’s greatest enemy — the human. Framed as a father possum (Phil Greeves) reading his children their favourite bedtime story, the alliterative animal deaths are undercut with cheerful giggling from the two young possums. The film won acclaim at festivals worldwide —screening at South by Southwest in 2016, and taking out Best Animated film in the Comic-Con Film Festival later that year.

Come on kids, it's nearly morning. Time for bed.
– Father Possum (Phillip Greeves), to his children

Key Cast & Crew

Phil Greeves

Father Possum

Oliver Hilbert

Producer, Cinematographer, Technical Supervisor

James Cunningham

Writer, Director

Eleanor Cunningham

Baby Possum Girl

Drew Cunningham

Baby Possum Boy

Brian Samuels

Technical Supervisor

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