2016 Official Selection, film index

Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A father possum reads his kids a story that's an alphabet of the most dangerous animal of all: humans! Inspired by the Edward Gorey classic, a black-comedy for kids and parents alike.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

    Directed by: James CUNNINGHAM

    Born in New Zealand in 1973, James Cunningham is a filmmaker and Senior Lecturer at Media Design School, the premier animation and VFX school in New Zealand, where he produces and directs short films with his students. Prior to that he was Head of 3D at Digital Post and was a technical director at Weta Digital for "The Lord of the Rings". He has directed ten award-winning short films that have competed at Cannes, Sundance and Telluride. He is currently based in Auckland.

    Country: New Zealand

    Year of production: 2015

    Running time: 05 min 15 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: 3D computer, live action

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, , Family

  • Credits

    Directed by: James CUNNINGHAM


    Script: James Cunningham

    Graphics: Class of 2015 Media Design School

    Sets: Class of 2015 Media Design School

    Animation: Class of 2015 Media Design School

    Camera: Oliver Hilbert

    Compositing: Class of 2015 Media Design School

    Music: Emile de Le Rey

    Sound: Michelle Child, Dave Whitehead

    Editing: James Cunningham

    Voice: Philip Greeves, Eleanor Cunningham, Drew Cunningham