This animated fable tells the story of a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Realizing it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met by indifference by everyone he encounters. Empathizing with the creature, the boy sets out to find a “place” for it. The film is based on a picture book by multi-award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan. Narrated by Tim Minchin.  2011 Academy Award, Best Animated Short Film.

Directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan. Produced by Sophie Byrne.

The Lost Thing

2010 AU 15 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Family Friendly, Narrative, Short
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Sustainable Living