Academy Award ® winning director, Adam Elliot, has become one of the worlds most celebrated animators. For almost a decade, his films, UNCLE, COUSIN, BROTHER and HARVIE KRUMPET, have been viewed by millions of people around the world and have participated in over five hundred film festivals.
They have won over one hundred awards, and in 2003, HARVIE KRUMPET, won the Oscar ® for Best Animated Short Film, eclipsing the work of the Disney, Pixar and Fox studios. All his films have been eligible for Academy Award ® consideration, and in total have won five Australian Film Institute Awards from six nominations - more AFI Awards than any other Australian director. In total, the films have accumulated over $200,000.00 in prizes and have been translated, sold and distributed to broadcasters, airlines and theatres around the globe. The DVD of his films has been released in Europe, Asia and America, with sales of over 40,000 copies in Australia alone.
In 1999 he was made Young Victorian of the Year and has been honoured with many industry distinctions. He has been made an ambassador and patron for various institutions and charities and is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He also travels the world as a juror at international film festivals and is in constant demand as a public and corporate speaker. The appeal of his films is universal. Infused with a balance of humour and pathos, his simple and endearing characters touch a nerve with so many people from all walks of life. Adam has a passion for human observation and his films are highly personal and detailed explorations of the human spirit.