Anything But Eggs

A posthumous tale of love that celebrates youthful romanticisms that blossoms into bitter maturity as we are taken on a journey through the eyes of an old woman’s gaze. Poetry spreads it wings in the world of stop animation were nothing is as it seems.

  • Crystalyne Willis
  • Crystalyne Willis
  • Crystalyne Willis
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • Student Project:
  • New York Animation Film Awards
    United States
    September 20, 2023
    Semi-Finalist Best Stop Motion Animation
Director Biography - Crystalyne Willis

Is a Mayan-Kiwi, fortunate enough to have lived in such diverse cultures as Japan and Mexico as a child, then frolic around in Europe before returning to New Zealand “to find out what it means to be a Kiwi”. These experiences gave her the fire to forge her looking glass on the world and have nurtured her passion for telling stories.

Formally, she has trained as an actor for stage in New York, received a Certificate in Advanced Scriptwriting/Animation in Prague and completed a Bachelor of Design for Stage and Screen in Wellington. All of which giving her a well rounded insight to different aspects of storytelling.

Professionally, she has worked consistently in film and TV’s art department for the past 7 years. Steadily rising from Art Assist to Set Decorator through a wide spectrum of projects like New Zealand Film Commission short films to major international productions such as “Game of Thrones”. Now she is unfurling her branches into writing and direction.

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