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A young wombat tries to steal a bag of cheese puffs from an unsuspecting ranger's tent.

  • Dex Crowley
  • Dex Crowley
  • Rosalie Osman
    Supervising Producer
  • Christie Widiarto
    Supervising Producer
  • C.J Welsh
    Screen Production Coordinator
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Melbourne
Director Biography - Dex Crowley

Declan "Dex" Crowley is a 22-year-old animation student and emerging storyteller, with a particular interest in creating stories, told from a Victorian Australian point of view. In doing so, he hopes that not only he can create media that resonates with the diverse population of his home state but introduce the rest of the world to a place full of life, heart, culture, language, humour, beauty, adventure and excitement. All the things that make a magnificent story!

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Director Statement

This film was greatly inspired by some of my fondest childhood memories of visiting Wilsons' Promontory with my dad. It is a magnificent place, going there feels like coming home. There is one minor drawback, the wombats there search for "people food". My dad always told me the one golden rule when camping in southeastern Australia "No food in the tent!" While it's not funny to have a real wombat rip your tent open, it is hilarious on screen, so I kind of took the idea from there and the film was born.