Just the Tonic: Australian Animated Short Streams at Sundance

January 28, 2021
Sara Hirner and Rosemary Vasquez-Brown’s beautifully gross festival fave GNT selected to screen at the prestigious indie film fest.

Created as a proof of concept for an animated series, GNT is part of the animation spotlight at the prestigious festival, this year presented virtually.

“We are absolutely thrilled that our debut short film, GNT, will be featured at Sundance Film Festival,” said Hirner and Vasquez-Brown. “We put so much love into this chaotic 4 minutes, and feel especially humbled that it will be shown at Sundance, alongside the same talent that we are continually inspired by. While the festival is online this year, Sundance has found so many ways to make it special from all the way here in Australia. GNT is kind of made to be watched at 3am, eating 2 day old pizza, with your laptop perched on your titties anyway! We hope it makes you giggle, or at the very least, question your choices on social media.”

Sundance follows a dream run for the 2D animators/directors/artists, screening at Anibar Animation Festival, San Francisco Indiefest, Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, where it was a semi-finalist and Sydney Film Festival, where it picked up the Yoram Gross Award for Best Short Animation.

Find GNT at Sundance here.


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