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The Lamb

This classic tale of a lamb and wolf takes a turn slightly obscure from its average known story. Set in a desert landscape, Lambs travel to and from their destinations stopping for water along the way. It's been many years and generations since the Lambs' began this journey, but this is the first Lamb attempting the path suffering a slight handicap. In this tale, there is a message to be heard and sometimes that message needs to be pushed just a little harder to be understood.
A lamb with a twitch, a lamb that's not quite there, others who care and a wolf who's hunger just does not listen.

  • Richie Valentino
  • Richard Lyford-Pike aka: Richie Valentino
  • Richard Lyford-Pike aka: Richie Valentino
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2014
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  • Shooting Format:
    Hand drawn, photos take on dslr
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  • Melbourne International Animation Festival
    Melbourne, Australia
    June 26, 2014
  • Bofa Film Festival
    Launceston, Tasmania
    May 20, 2018
    Tasmanian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles International Short Animation film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 2, 2014
    United States Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Short Film Factory

    December 1, 2020
Director Biography - Richie Valentino

Born in Uruguay and raised in Australia
Musician from the age of 8. Still currently performing in Australia
Graduated in the arts of interior design
Studied interior and exterior lighting
Currently working in the fields of light and sound in live theatre
First animation short (Cardioidosaurus) was completed in 1998 and presented to a small audience in Brisbane, Australia
Second animation short (The Lamb) was completed in 2014 and premiered at the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival
Currently working on 3 new animated projects.

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Director Statement

The Lamb was hand drawn on A5 Sheets of paper then edited on computer. The process took two years and is the first of a collection of animated shorts with an educated message to tell.