An imaginative glimpse into the shuddersome, secret, nocturnal life of toothbrushes has earned a Hunter woman a place in the upcoming Melbourne International Animation Festival.
University of Newcastle animation student Zoe Lawrence’s depiction of a green gremlin using the implement to clean its body, called A Brand New Toothbrush, has been selected to screen in the festival’s Australian Panorama category, as has classmate Renee McIntosh’s Carthona. Fellow student Andrew White will showcase his work Sand in the competitive Student Showcase.
Ms Lawrence, 19, made her first animation in year 10 and enrolled in a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration to improve her skills in drawing anatomy. She created her film hinting at unexplained “domestic mysteries” as her major work for her animation elective and said she was “gobsmacked” it was chosen for the festival. The Newcastle International Animation Festival will be held on August 26 and 27 at Tower Cinemas.