Private Project

Killer Cuisine

Rusty the fish happily sings about eating the plastic garbage that drifts in the ocean. The film is a reminder that what we throw into the ocean can end up back on our own plate of food.

  • Robert Stephenson
    Still Flying 1988, Redback 1996, Lucky for Some 2004, Paris Lakes 2012, Nightlife 2014
  • Robert Stephenson
  • Robert Stephenson
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
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Director Biography - Robert Stephenson

After completing a degree in education and post graduate studies in animation Robert worked in a partnership creating animated television commercials, music videos, animated segments for children's television and worked as a storyboard artist and cartoonist. Other short films include Redback (1994) Lucky For Some (2004), Paris Lakes (2011), Nightlife (2014). He currently teaches animation at VCA Film and Television at the University of Melbourne.

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Director Statement

With each film I am attracted to trying something different both in story, topic and technique. Whilst it might be better to get one style 'right' I am quite happy that no two of my films look alike. As someone who spends a lot of time in the water, Killer Cuisine is my personal response to finding myself sharing the sea with not just marine life but garbage, and increasingly so. Some marine life is attracted to our plastic waste mistaking it for food. Humans have an addiction to plastic packaging and an an attitude that is 'out of sight, out of mind' when it comes to discarding it.