Private Project


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


  • Radheya Jegatheva
  • Radheya Jegatheva
  • Radheya Jegatheva
  • Jay Jay Jegathesan
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5 USD
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    Yes - P

  • Australia
Director Biography - Radheya Jegatheva

Radheya Jegatheva is an award-winning filmmaker from Perth, Western Australia. Radheya’s live-action short ‘Pacing the Pool’ recently won Best Short Documentary at the BFI Future Film Festival 2023, and was previously shortlisted by the World Health Organisation for the Special Prize for Rehabilitation in the Health for All Film Festival. His short film ‘The Quiet’ was Oscar-qualified, landing on the longlist for the Academy Award for Best Short Animation in 2021.

Radheya is passionate about film, and the value of using film and animation in educational and social development contexts. He has spoken to thousands of school students over the years with an aim to inspire young people about being involved in the arts, and his works have been used as an educational tool in schools and universities around the world.

Radheya's films have been selected to 28 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: The message of the video isn't to say technology and social media is evil and we should go back to the stone age, it's about humanity and our relationship with it. 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 of course it's incredibly useful and convenient, I just wanted to look at particular aspects of it through a more critical lens and bring awareness to terrible issues such as cyberbullying and in turn, 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.