CNR 2014: Movies: James Cunningham (NZL): Shelved
His recent success includes Rotting Hill - a zombie romance featuring Anna Hutchison (Underbelly, Cabin In The Woods, Go Girls) - which has surpassed one million views on Vimeo and won seven awards at international festivals.
In 2013 his films Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game and Das Tub represented New Zealand as finalists in the international YouTube film festival after being selected from thousands of regional entries. The latest film production by James Cunningham, Over the Moon, has just been screened at ComicCon in San Diego
Prior to joining Media Design School as a senior 3D lecturer, James headed 3D at one of New Zealand's premiere post-production houses, Digital Post and was a technical director on The Lord of the Rings at Weta Digital.
He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and a Master of Fine Arts in digital animation from Elam School of Fine Arts (Auckland, NZ).
Beano is a lowly shelving assistant robot working in a dreary warehouse. When his buddy Craig volunteers to help the attractive HR human to get a farewell card signed by all the other robots, they stumble upon the humans' insidious plot to replace them.
Shot in one day with actors replaced by animated robots, Shelved has 55 visual effects shots created in 12 weeks by a team of animation students at Media Design School, in Auckland New Zealand.
Media Design School
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[source: Vive Les Robots!]
James Cunningham is a celebrated filmmaker and producer from New Zealand who has directed 10 award-winning short films featuring 3D animation and visual effects.
The short movie "Shelved" directed by James Cunningham (NZL) will be screened at Cafe Neu Romance on the 28 November 2014 at The Balling Hall, NTK.
The Balling Hall, NTK