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Red Scream Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Thriller Animation

Red Scream

Short Film (Full Length) – 1994 Thriller Animation

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New Zealand’s first CGI short film gives “eyes on the road” a new meaning as a pair of eyeballs drive to a mind-bending purgatory. A collaboration between visual effects man John Sheils and his brother Michael, Scream was shot in early 1991; finally 25 minutes of footage was “brutally” edited down to three, and fulsomely scored by John Gibson. The sly ‘based on true events’ title-card nods to the makers’ ambitions to “treat animation like live action.” In 1994 it screened in NZ cinemas as opener to the ILM wizardry of Jim Carrey hit The Mask, followed by a number of overseas festivals.

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The reason it was started in 1991 but not finished until 1994 was a combination of money, time and the Cubicomp’s slow rendering speed.
– Animator John Sheils