"Before we can save the world, we must put aside our differences. We're all on the same Rock!"
Animated Filmmaker, Michael Cawood
Festival Screenings and Awards
|CTN||Burbank, CA, USA||17 Nov 2018||Animation Convention|
|Lebu Film Festival||Chile||15-21 Feb 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Cape Town Animation Festival||Africa||8-10 Mar 2019||Official Selection|
|Bermuda Film Festival||Bermuda||10-17 Mar 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Animfest||Athens, Greece||14-17 Mar 2019||Official Selection|
|Riverrun Film Festival||Winston-Salem, NC, USA||4-14 Apr 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|British Animation Festival||London, UK||10 May 2019||Official Selection|
|Short Shorts iTSCOM||Tokyo, Japan||30 May 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Short Shorts SHIDAX||Tokyo, Japan||13 Jun 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Rhode Island Film Festival||Rhode Island, USA||6-11 Aug 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|HollyShorts Film Festival||Hollywood, CA, USA||8-17 Aug 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Dreamworks||Glendale, CA, USA||13 Aug 2019||Private Screening|
|Lift-Off Animation Showcase||TBA||25-31 Aug 2019||Official Selection|
|Burbank Film Festival||Burbank, CA, USA||7 Sept 2019||WINNER: Best Animated Short|
|Non Violent Festival||TBA||19-29 Sept 2019||Official Selection|
|Animation Block Party||New York, USA||22 Sept 2019||Official Selection|
|Edmonton Film Festival||Edmonton, Canada||26 Sept - 5 Oct 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|DeSoto Film Festival||Southaven, MI, USA||3-5 Oct 2019||Official Selection|
|Hamptons Film Festival||Hamptons, NY, USA||10-14 Oct 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Satisfied Eye Film Festival||Kingston Upon Thames, UK||18-20 Oct 2019||Official Selection|
|Davis Film Festival||Davis, CA, USA||26 Oct 2019||Official Selection|
|St. Louis Film Festival||St. Louis, MO, USA||10 Nov 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
|Foyle Film Festival||Ireland||16-25 Nov 2019||Oscar Qualifying|
Martin was born on the wrong rock. Martin is a mushroom and he overcomes enormous challenges to travel to a far away rock where he hopes to be accepted.
This is a fantastic tale of the pure of heart overcoming bigotry. Anyone who's experienced, sexism, racism, ageism, political or religious persecution will relate to this story. A character who's passion is unlike the people who he grew up around, discovers a place he can be himself, but faces enormous obstacles to get there. Along the way he exposes the futility of the other character's bigotry and bias and puts it all in perspective so that they can finally deal with the bigger issues in life.
“Michael has the knowledge to make a film like this take off, he is great at bringing people together, running a large project and seeing it is completed. His previous experience and the way he managed the community of artists tells me this new film is sure to be a passionate and well managed endeavor.”Disney Layout Supervisor – Joaquin Baldwin
“Through The Wrong Rock, Michael Cawood celebrates a powerful message of acceptance and unity. By assembling a global team of talented animators, he masterfully crafts (and echos) the journey of a single hopeful soul who helps shine a light on the truth that we are all one. There is no time more appropriate than now to spread this message, and I’m thrilled that Michael and his team are doing so with passion and integrity.”Nimble Collective Founder & Head of Animation at Dreamworks – Jason Schleifer
“The Wrong Rock hits home and drives to the core of what makes cinema great. The team Michael has assembled is absolutely incredible. Despite everyone being spread out all over the world, Michael has been able to unify their efforts in an extremely cohesive way and the work they are doing is truly awe inspiring.”Artella & Animation Mentor Founder & Pixar Animator – Bobby Beck
The film takes place over a series of days shown in, what looks like, time lapse photography, accelerating and slowing as needed to showcase Martin's adventure. The characters of the story are the animated toadstools and they will show their age by growing over time. Time speed changes are reflected in the environment, e.g. grass will sway quicker, the tides rise and fall, night and day pass, clouds move across the sky, etc...
The project was run through the Artella Virtual Studio Platform, an evolution of an online workflow originally pioneered by a small group of Animated Filmmakers including Michael Cawood, the director of 'Devil's Angels & Dating' and the 'The Wrong Rock'.
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