Private Project


A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).

iRony has been selected to 7 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals.


  • Radheya Jegatheva
    The Tyger
  • Radheya Jegatheva
    The Tyger
  • Radheya Jegatheva
    The Tyger
  • Jay Jay Jegathesan
    The Tyger
  • Jay Jay Jegathesan
    The Tyger
  • Radheya Jegatheva
    The Tyger
  • Nicolas Tonsho
    Brazilian Portugese Subtitles
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Film-Poem, Documentary, Expository, satire, Social
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Malaysia
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - P
Director Biography - Radheya Jegatheva

Radheya Jegatheva is an award-winning filmmaker from Perth, Western Australia. His short film ‘The Quiet’ was Oscar-qualified, landing on the longlist for the Academy Award for Best Short Animation in 2021. Radheya's films have been selected to 29 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals. He has also animated and contributed to various large-scale multimedia installations and public projects, and performed animation and VFX work on Lynette Wallworth's ‘How to Live...’ which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Disclaimer: There is of course, the duality of the message of the film comes back to the title. This entire film was created on my laptop, the soundtrack is completely digital, and I use social media and technology - this all goes back to the name of the film, iRony. We reap the benefits of social media and technology every day and make the most of its convenience, but it can also be used as a tool for harm. I wanted to inspect a wide range of elements through a critical lens and bring awareness to terrible issues such as cyberbullying and teen suicide. My goal with this film was to hopefully cause discussion or at least contemplation about these issues in a creative way, and to make people reconsider the overconsumption of social media or the ways in which it can be harmful.

* I would like to thank Nicholas Tonsho for the Brazilian-Portugese subtitles. It is very much appreciated!