Accidents, Blunders and Calamities (ABC)

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Accidents, Blunders and Calamities (ABC)


Director: James Cunningham
Script: James Cunningham
Animation: Oliver Hilbert
Music: Emile De La Rey
Voices: Phillip Greeves, Drew Cunningham, Eleanor Cunningham
Production: James Cunningham, Oliver Hilbert
Year: 2015
Country: New Zealand
Running Time: 5′

Show Me Shorts Film Festival 2015: People’s Choice

A father possum reads his kids a story that’s an alphabet of the most dangerous animal of all – HUMANS!


James Cunningham (born 1973) is a New Zealand film director and animator. He has directed ten award winning short films. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. James is a Senior Lecturer at Media Design School, the premier Animation and Visual Effects new media school in New Zealand, where he produces and directs short films with his students. Prior to that he was Head of 3D at Digital Post working on Visual Effects for local and international TV Commercials, and he was a technical director on The Lord of the Rings at Weta Digital. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and a Master of Fine Arts in digital animation from Elam School of Fine Arts (Auckland, NZ).