Good Grief (Australia, VIC/Student)

Five real people share their true stories of losing something precious and what it has taught them about living.  Good Grief is a short stop motion animated documentary that explores the lessons we learn from dealing with grief and loss. When animator Fiona Dalwood lost her mother to cancer in 2010 she went through a profound period of grieving. In the wake of that life-changing process she learnt a lot about herself and the depths of her sadness. Out of it came a strong desire to turn her experience into something positive. Fiona went about interviewing people who had lost something precious. She asked them how they got through their grief and what perspectives they gained from it. Those interviews were recorded and four unique stories emerged.

8 mins
Animation, Documentary
Producer: Jonno Katz
Director: Fiona Dalwood
Cast: Dan Michael, Dana Katz, Alex de Vos, Sarah de Vos, Andrew O’Sullivan

Awards: Nominee: ATOM Awards 2013 – Best Tertiary Animation
Highly Commended: Melbourne International Animation Festival 2013, Winner: Senior Commendation Award (2013 Show Us Your Shorts, Warburton, Victoria Australia), Nominee: BEST STUDENT FILM 2013 (Australian Directors Guild Awards), Winner: Best Masters Animation 2012 (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Australia), Winner: Orloff Family Charitable Trust Script Award 2012 (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Australia)