Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble. An Oscar-nominated film for 2009!
A.T. Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. Emotional and literal pitfalls lie in wait for the odd couple as they make their way cross country with just a coffin for company.
This short animated caper puts the fun back into funeral as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale.
Part of the BBC Comedy Shorts commissioning scheme, which was funded by BBC Films and BBC Comedy.
BBC Films, BBC Film Network, BBC Comedy, The Animation Show, Arcadi and Film London
AniMadrid Animation Film/TV Festival, Spain, 2008
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland, 2008
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2008
Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan, 2008
Short Expression: International Film Festival, Mexico, 2008
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, USA, 2008
The Times BFI London Film Festival, UK, 2008
Encounters International Short Film Festival, UK, 2008
Best Animation, Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA, 2008
National Film Board of Canada Public Prize, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, 2008
Audience Award for Animated Short, Palm Springs Internationl Film Festival of Shorts, USA, 2008
Special Public Prize in International Animation Short, Mundos Digitales Animation Festival, Spain, 2008
Best Children's Film, Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden, 2008
Best in Show Award, Siggraph Asia Computer Animation Festival, Singapore, 2008
Special Mention, No Words Category, Bolzano Short Film Festival, Italy, 2008
Jury's Special Mention for Best Humour, Animation Dream, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, 2008
Shooting People Comedy Award, London Short Film Festival, UK, 2008
Nominated - Best Animated Short Film, Academy Awards, USA, 2009
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