Category: The Lost Thing

Oscar’s Win for The Lost Thing


Tom and the rest of the Lost Thing team at the 2011 Academy Awards, where the Lost Thing won the Oscar for Best Animated Short.

The Lost Thing has just WON the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. As lead cgi artist on the film, Interference Pattern’s founder, Tom, was lucky enough to attend the awards ceremony and after parties in LA, along with the rest of the crew. Huge congratulations to the whole team, directors Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruehmann, producer Sophie Byrne and to Leo Baker for providing such great rigging and animation for Interference Pattern to work with.  Read more about Interference Pattern’s extensive involvement with the film here.

Oscar Nomination for The Lost Thing


Full CGI created for The Lost Thing short film.

The lost Thing has just been nominated for an Oscar at this years 83rd Academy Awards, in the catagory of Animated Short Film. Read an in depth interview with Tom Bryant, the films lead cgi artist & cgi supervisor, in Digital Media World for more production details and Interference Pattern’s extensive involvement. The film has won a plethora of awards, including the Cristal for Best Short Film at the Annecy International Animation Festival Best Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival and Best Animation at the Sydney Film Festival.

The Lost Thing – short film

Full CGI created for The Lost Thing short film.

In April 2010, work was completed for Passion Pictures Australia on The lost Thing, an Oscar-nominated short film, based on the award winning picture book by Shaun Tan. Directed by Shaun Tan & Andrew Ruhemann and produced by Sophie Byrne. Interference Pattern was responsible for delivering the bulk of the 3d modelling, cg texturing, lighting and compositing work for this 15 minute, fully CGI short film, along with pipeline and look development.