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Bounty Hunter

CATEGORY: Short Film / Student

UTS Animal Logic Academy

A middle-aged, overweight, intergalactic bounty hunter is on his last mission to catch and destroy the galaxy’s biggest (and cutest) threat. But he encounters more than he’s bargained for…

Bounty Hunter is a short computer animated film produced as a group project by the UTS Animal Logic Academy Master of Animation and Visualisation 2019 student cohort.

The creative process replicates industry level CGI as much as possible within a university environment; it’s hundreds, up to thousands of versions, reviews, models, huge data sets, 28 students working together on the one film, most students specializing in one or two crafts so that they graduate ready for industry.

The concept came from a burst of internal pitching and competition, where the entire UTS ALA cohort pitched 40+ ideas, and over several weeks these ideas were pitched, combined, remixed, discarded, until one remained that hit our brief of being technically challenging to make, interesting visually, and achievable within a 1 year timeframe.


Director(s) – Chris Ebeling, Daniel Flood and Matt Estela

·        Producer – Adelaine Baltazar

·        Editor – Aaron Brien

·        Sound – Bree Weekes, Jacob Hedges and Luis Rumbolo

·        Digital Artists – Aaron Brien, Adelaine Baltazar, Ania Gareeva, Beau Parkes, Daniel Dore, Elouise Trewartha, Felipe Pozitano Fabrette, Ian Lade, Isaac Hayes, Javier Amador Cotes, Jessica Lyon, Joshua Cole, Julian Beiboer, Elizabeth Hadenfeld, Matthew Burgess, Nakul Umashankar, Naomi Que, Nathan Barrett, Nicholas Refalo, Phillipe Amaro, Sarah Cashman, Sebastian Du Toit, Shengzi Zhou, Stephen Davidson, Tenn Lim, Tiburce Parquet, Thomas Scior and Yipeng Wang