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LateNite Films


It’s not easy for a movie-star to age – especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster. Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.

Rebooted has screened in competition at festivals including Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Austin and Flickerfest. It has been nominated for an AACTA, SPA & ADG award and was the winner of the Best Australian Animation at Flickerfest 2020.


Samuel Lewis (Stop Motion)
Gerald Thompson (Stop Motion DP)
Alyssa Smedley (2D Animation)
Michael Shanks (VFX)     Michael Shanks (Writer / Director)
Nicholas Colla, Chris Hocking (Producers)
Max Walter (Live Action DP)
Rennie Watson (Production Design)
Chloe Greaves (Costume Design)

Dragonframe, After Effects, Premiere Pro