A CARDBOARD WORLD

Lost Property Office is a meticulously hand–crafted stop-motion animated short film by Artist and Filmmaker Daniel Agdag and Producer Liz Kearney.

The art deco, post–industrial inspired world was realised by hand in Daniel’s beloved medium of cardboard over a preproduction period of 18 months. The entire film was fashioned from over 2,500 sheets of recycled cardboard, patiently hand-cut using 1,287 scalpel blades to create 1258 elaborate set pieces and delicate individual props.

The natural sepia tones of the cardboard were carefully lit and photographed 24 times for every second of the 13,680 final frames (9 minutes), giving the film a warm other-worldly glow and unique aesthetic.

TRAILER

About the Film

Sometimes, people get lost in their work

Ed is a thorough and practical custodian of a large city transit’s Lost Property Office. In many ways he is as lost as the items he is tasked to look after. Alone, in the basement office, he is kept company by a tiny toy robot and an old gramophone, both of which he has lovingly restored after finding them lost and broken at train stations.

It also becomes clear that Ed has been made redundant and by no means because of the lack of his fastidious efforts – it just seems nobody visits the Lost Property Office much any more. As the end of the day approaches and the sun begins to dip, so too does Ed’s mood and demeanour. But rather than abandon his beloved Lost Property Office and all the forgotten relics he has cared for, he decides to re-appropriate them. What emerges from the darkened basement is wondrous and whimsical.

Country of Production: Australia
Year of Production: 2017
Running Time: 9 mins 45 secs
Format: DCP
Sound: 5.1
Language: English

Screenings & Awards

2017 AACTA AWARDS
WINNER – BEST SHORT ANIMATION

Palm Springs International Animation Festival

Official Selection
August 22-26, 2018
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Long Beach International Film Festival

Official Selection
Thursday, August 2, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 pm
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New Zealand International Film Festival

Official Selection
Animation NOW! 2018
August 2 & 6, 2018
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In The Palace

Official Selection
23-30 June
Balchik, Bulgaria
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Palm Springs International Shortfest

Official Selection
Saturday, June 23, 2:00pm
Camelot Theatres
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Melbourne International Animation Festival

Official Selection
Opening Night – Thursday 14th June, 7:30pm
ACMI
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St. Kilda Film Festival

Official Selection
Screening in Session 6, Saturday 19 May 2018
5:15pm-6:45pm
St Kilda Town Hall
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CHILEMONOS

Official Selection: International Animated Short Film Competition
8 – 13 May 2018
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Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

Screening as part of the ‘Animated Oscars’ program
27. April , 20:00 – 21:30 Metropol 2

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ASPEN SHORTSFEST

Official Selection: SHORTS PROGRAM 2
Screening: WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL, 5.15pm
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CINE COURT ANIME,
Roanne, France

Official Selection: Compétition Internationale 1
Screening: Friday 23 March, 9.00pm
Saturday 24 March, 11:00am
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AUDI DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Official Selection: ADIFF Shorts 4 – 2018

Screening: Wed 28 February, 4.00pm
Light House Cinema

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TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR 2018

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CURRENT DATES
Katherine
Screening ahead of ‘The Other Side of Hope
Saturday, February 10, 4:00pm
Katherine Cinemas

Darwin
Screening ahead of ‘Loving Vincent
Sunday February 11, 1:00pm
BCC CinemasDarwin City

Alice Springs
Screening ahead of ‘Loving Vincent
Monday February 19, 6:30pm
Alice Springs Cinema

FLICKERFEST ON TOUR 2018

Best Of Australian Shorts – 2018 Tour & Best of Melbourne Shorts – 2018 Tour
Australia-wide

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FLICKERFEST 2018

Official Selection: Best Of Australian 4 – 2018

Screening: Sun 14 Jan, 8.45pm
Bondi Pavillion

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STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Official Selection: Stockholm XXVVIII Short Film Competition: Formutmanarna

11 November, 2017 – 4:30 pm
15 November, 2017 – 9:00pm
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WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Official Selection: Short Films Competition

18 October, 2017 – 6:30 pm (Kinoteka 7)
21 October, 2017 – 9:00pm (Kinoteka 7)
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MIFF 2017
Official Selection

11 Aug 2017 – 6:30 pm
19 Aug 2017 – 9:00 pm

BEST MIFF SHORTS

20 Aug 2017 – 4:00 pm
Hoyts Melbourne Central Cinema 10

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Official Selection

WINNER
Yoram Gross Animation Award 2017

WINNER
Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director 2017

MIFF 2017

WINNER
Special Jury Mention

AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION DESIGN GUILD

WINNER
Production Art Department award for Design for an
animated short film, commercial or series

ANIMAYO 2018

WINNER
Special Mention for Best Stop Motion

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

WINNER
BEST SHORT FILM

WINNER
BEST ANIMATION

CONTACT

LIZ KEARNEY
8TH IN LINE PRODUCTIONS

Mobile: + 61 408 938 229
Email: liz@8thinline.com

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