The Passenger a film by Chris Jones

Chris Jones is an Australian artist, animator, musician and general creative type.  Born in Bendigo
in central Victoria he began drawing at an early age, and soon started making “flip-books” and
experimenting with Super 8 animation.  He studied Industrial Design at Swinburne University of
Technology in Melbourne, and during this time began working as a freelance children’s book
illustrator. After graduation he continued illustrating and animating before becoming a computer
game artist at Beam Software (later to become Infogrames).  He left Infogrames in May 2000 to
complete work on The Passenger, and as of 2006 works as a freelance artist, animator, etc

Storm clouds gather as a timid bookworm braves his daily walk to the bus stop.  When he
discovers what awaits him on board, he realises he’d have been better off outside in the storm.

How to make a seven minute film in just 8 years.
Festival Screenings & Awards:

Best Animation – 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (premiere)
Best Australian Film – 2008 Melbourne International Animation Festival
Best Animation Film – 2011 Renovation Independent Fan Film Festival
Invitation/out of competition:
Inclusion in the 2006 Academy Award Nominated Shorts theatrical run in the USA
Nemo Festival, Paris
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival
Kratkofil International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Documentary and Animation Festival of Cyprus
InDPanda International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
Calgary International Film Festival
ArtCourtVidéO, France
Animation Nation, Singapore
Australian International Animation Festival
London International Animation Festival
Siggraph Asia 2008
2010 REGARD International Short Film Festival (Quebec, Canada)
2010 Animayo, Spai

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