When I found this short film, I have to say I was truly inspired by it; not just by its beauty and the animation, but the naivety and sensitivity of the narrative.
Anyone that watches Zero can’t help but be entranced. Its skill is impressive, and its writing exquisite.
Even with the most charismatic sound voice-over is hard to execute, and it can easily morph into the dreaded Underbelly variety, but here it is used powerfully and honestly.
About the film
Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.
Zero is a 12’32 stop motion animation written and directed by Christopher Kezelos and produced by Christine Kezelos.
The film has screened both locally and internationally at many film festivals and received many awards and nominations, including a nomination at the AFI Awards for Best Short Animation and Best Short at the LA Shorts Festival.
Behind the making of Zero
Christopher Kezelos’ next project – another animation feature – is The Maker, premiering at the Sydney Film Festival in June.
Read more about it here, and watch the trailer below.