The Not-So-Great Eugene Green


Eugene Green is a strange elderly man with a simple dream –
to entertain his world through the art of vocal sound effects. Unfortunately he has an annoyingly small repertoire.

Eugene Green – Ben Burt
Madeleine – Amanda Levy

Michael Hill Peter Lowey
Jamie Messenger
Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award Nomination
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Michael Hill graduated in 2007 with a Masters in Creative Media from the RMIT Animation and Interactive Multimedia (AIM) in Melbourne, Australia. His award winning graduate film Norbert (7mins) has screened on the international festival circuit, including the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Michael works as a freelance animator for established animation studios including Peter Nicholson’s Rubbery Figures Studio, in the production of weekly Flash animated political satire shorts.

Michael is currently in development on his next animation The Orchestra, which has received development funding from Screen Australia.

13 mins  2D Animation  1:2.39  Colour and B&W  2009
Funded by Screen Australia.

Writer, Director & Animator – Michael Hill
Producer – Melanie Brunt
Lead Animator – Peter Lowey
Animator – Juan Serrano
Background Artist – Hung Lin
Visual Effects & Compostor – Yeap Heng Shen
Editor – Jeremy Parker
Writer & Composer – Jamie Messenger
Sound Designer – Markus Kellow

2010   St Louis International Film Festival, USA
2010   Int’l Festival of Contemporary Cartoon & Media-Art
, Moscow
2010   Winner – Monkey King Award – CICAF, China
2010   Dungog Film Festival, Australia
2010   St Kilda Film Festival, Australia
2010   Stuttgart Int’l Festival of Animated Films, Germany
2010   Hong Kong International Film Festival, China
2010   Flickerfest’s Best of Australian Shorts Tour, Australia
2010   Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia
2009   Winner – Golden Pencil Award
– 2D or Not 2D Animation Festival
2009   Foyle Film Festival, Ireland
2009   Austin Film Festival, USA
2009   Anima Animation Festival, Argentina
2009   Sitges International Film Festival, Spain
2009   Finalist – ATOM Awards
2009   Winner – Best Animation
&        Winner – Best Sound Design
&        Winner – Best Production Values
– In The Bin Film Festival
, QLD Australia
2009   AFI Award Nomination for Best Short Animation Film
2009   Revelation Perth Internat’l Film Festival, WA Australia
2009   Sydney Film Festival, NSW Australia
2009   Finalist – Yoram Gross/Dendy Awards