Film “The Quiet” is currently under review for a nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards in April. The longlist has around 96 films under review, but regardless, to be shortlisted is already a major feat in my opinion. Results will be released on March 15.
The film is made by Perth father son team – 21 year old Radheya Jegatheva and his father Jay Jay Jegathesan. The film has already accumulated 90 awards and been shown at 10 Academy Awards qualifying festivals – so its already credited as being an awesome one. In addition to all these accolades, both father-son team are of Malaysian Indian Australian descent, and hence as Asian Australians we should support these types of work/projects/films.
A quick Google for the film states that the premise is about:
When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realization.
The filmmakers were both interviewed by Perth Now. Here are a few things Radheya said about the film and the process of working on it:
“When I start on a film, I use an evolutionary creative process…. very loosely story boarded.
“The many ideas I have along the way snowball into the final product, which often ends up being very different to what it might have started out as.”
His father Jay, talks about the excitement on being considered for an Oscars long list nomination:
“This is film’s equivalent of qualifying for the Olympics, and I am very grateful to have been able to be part of this film with my son,” he said.
“It is incredible that even before he graduates from university he can now call himself an Oscar qualified film director on top of being an AACTA nominee.”
Let’s keep an eye out for this! Once we know where and when this short film can be watched, we will notify everyone!~~
Image via Perth Now
To read the original article, please click on: The Quiet: film from Perth father and son makes Oscars longlist