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The Wrong Rock

Video ThumbnailA mushroom embarks on an epic adventure to find its purpose in life. Martin was born on the wrong rock. Martin is a mushroom and he overcomes enormous challenges to travel to a far away rock where he hopes to be accepted. This is a fantastic tale of the pure of heart overcoming bigotry. Anyone who's experienced, sexism, racism, ageism, political or religious persecution will relate to this story. A character who's passion is unlike the people who he grew up around, discovers a place he can be himself, but faces enormous obstacles to get there. Along the way he exposes the futility of the other character's bigotry and bias and puts it all in perspective so that they can finally deal with the bigger issues in life.

Releasing in 2020

Animated special currently on the festival circuit, produced by a worldwide team of volunteers on Artella.

Devils, Angles & Dating

Video ThumbnailStudio - http://HEROmation.com Director - http://MichaelCawood.com Original version available on YouTube - http://youtu.be/rkddkbu-EMA AWARD WINNER - Best Animated Short Film - Burbank Film Festival AWARD WINNER - Best Animation - Indiefest AWARD WINNER - 2012 Q2 - AnimMazSpot WINNER of the ORSON WELLES AWARD at the California Film Awards Screened on the Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theater at the Holly Shorts Festival. "...all the years of hard work and effort have paid off." - 3D World Magazine Volunteer based project with ZERO budget! http://DevilsAngelsAndDating.com - Main Website Devil wants Cupid's job, but a battle for Death's affections has cosmic ramifications below the Heavens. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Devils-Angels-Dating/124683406303 https://twitter.com/michaelcawood http://devilsangelsanddating.ning.com/behindthescenes - Exclusive Behind the Scenes Videos Directed by Michael Cawood, this computer animated short film is the work of a worldwide team of Artists and Animators. Entirely developed in the public eye online, and with no budget, it has also become a fantastic resource for Animation students and professionals alike. This extended Director's Cut adds 30 seconds of extra footage to give more time for the audience to appreciate the story setup. More information and expanded credits on the Director's website: http://MichaelCawood.com/CGShort.htm

2012

Award winning animated SHORT FILM produced with no budget on A CUSTOM ONLINE PLATFORM. The film has over 17 million views on YouTube.

Panda Pander

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1999

Student film awarded for Best Third Year Film and Best 2D Animation. The film received millions of views on Crackle before they changed their business model.

Two Face Tabby

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1998

Student Film awarded Best Second Year Film.