Tropfest releases 2013 trailer

16 January, 2013 by IF

Press Release Tropfest Australia



Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, have released the official trailer for this year’s event to be held on Sunday 17 February 2013.


The trailer was directed by last year’s winner, Alethea Jones. Just two weeks before receiving last year’s award she had applied for the dole. 2013 marks a remarkable change for the 2012 winner as she took time from a busy schedule in LA to make the trailer – a dark and enchanting depiction of the history of the humble balloon.


Jones says making the trailer was an unforgettable experience “I’ve gotten so much out of my win with Tropfest, making the trailer was just another fun way for me to be involved in this incredible even.t”

Festival Director John Polson says, “We’re excited to have our 2013 trailer directed by Alethea. She showed us in 2012 that she is a talented director; she’s done so much since her win and continues to demonstrate her ability as a great storyteller with this.”


The team at Cutting Edge collaborated with Alethea on-set to ensure a smooth shoot as well as crafting the VFX, design and animation onto the live action footage.


"Cutting Edge is happy to partner up with the team at Tropfest for this year’s festival, and we relish hopping in and throwing some pixels around in support of emerging Australian creative talent", said Brent Grayburn, Cutting Edge Creative Director. 


Noise International worked with Tropfest to create sound and music for the trailer. Creative Director, Bruce Heald, said:


"It's such a huge event in Sydney's event calendar and one that allows us to do more of the work we really love every year. The trailer has been a lot of fun to work on. It's quirky and charming and there's nothing like being given a long leash when it comes to crafting music and sound for such a nice idea."


Tropfest 2013 will screen at The Domain, Sydney and at other live venues across Australia on Sunday, February 17.


Watch the official Tropfest Australia 2013 trailer here –


Watch ‘the making of’


'Making of' the Tropfest 2013 Trailer from Cutting Edge on Vimeo.