Worth Watching - Dec 28: Australian Claymation $9.99 Trailer
by Alex Billington
December 28, 2008
That might have been a bit confusing - this is a trailer for a claymation movie made in Australia called $9.99. It played at a couple of prominent film festivals, including in Toronto and Rome this year. $9.99 is story about people living in a Syndey apartment complex looking for meaning in their lives. I haven't seen it yet, but it has received a few fairly positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. This trailer is arriving fairly late in the game, but it's never too late, especially for an indie movie like this that needs all the love it can get! Cartoon Brew said of it: "It's a remarkable film… Smart, funny and at the same time, deadly serious."
Watch the trailer for Tatia Rosenthal's $9.99:
$9.99 is directed by Israeli filmmaker Tatia Rosenthal an animator who is making her feature directorial debut after a few other claymation shorts. The screenplay was written by Rosenthal and Etgar Keret and is based on a series of short stories written by Keret. The film first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year and was picked up by Regent Releasing for distribution in the US. $9.99 already debuted in very limited theaters (in Los Angeles) on December 12th, 2008 earlier this year.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
I want see it.
FlaWiio on Dec 28, 2008
Hmm... quite interesting. For sure it attracts attention. Looks like it has something to say... but we will see.
Szkari on Dec 28, 2008
I think it looks good!
Collin on Dec 28, 2008
HAhahahha. Im not an angel, im a giant token pigeon. Looks good. Nice to see something different.
REAL6 on Dec 28, 2008
brilliant! looks like it will have a great story and very well done over all.
taurinh24 on Dec 28, 2008
Rofl that talking pigeon part was awesome. Looks pretty good and has an interesting story. Should be worth the watch for sure.
TKaihea on Dec 28, 2008
ozzy ozzy ozzy!
werdnafaz on Dec 29, 2008
Brilliant screenplay, i want to see this!
Conrad on Dec 29, 2008
well looks interesting so much emotions even better then most glamoured actors/actoresses out there performed by, well, clay puppets 😀 we ll see how its once i watch 😀
burak "daequitas" on Dec 30, 2008
Every Australian film is so mellow dramatic, and they continue the tradition with another mellow drama.
Australia on Dec 31, 2008
Not a fan of any film that seems to have a religious agenda so this doesn't really appeal to me... But I guess I'm just some lefty liberal communist
peloquin on Dec 31, 2008
I'm all about this.
tzarinna on Jan 5, 2009
talk about an honest movie. telling me upfront how much it'll cost me to see it. 😛 i do want to see it. somehow...
dave13 on Jan 6, 2009
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