TEACUPS 

07:00
Australia, Ireland
Animation
2023

Director: Alec Green, Finbar Watson
Screenwriter: Alec Green, Finbar Watson
Producers: Alan Holly, Alec Green, Finbar Watson, Carla Vulpiani 
Cinematography: Alan Holly
Executive Producers: Max Ohman, Lenard Cassimatis 
Associate Producer: Alex Mayo
Art Direction: Alan Holly
Editing: Alan Holly
Animation Direction: Alan Holly
Score: Stephen Roach, Luke Skaggs  
Sound Mixing: Alex Francis

Production: and maps and plans

Screening formats: DCP, H264, ProRes

Spoken languages: English
Subtitles: English

Synopsis

For almost half a century, Don Ritchie would approach people contemplating suicide at the edge of a cliff, just 100 feet from his home, his palms facing up.

Voiced by Hugo Weaving, Teacups explores Don's surreal interactions with years of suicidal individuals and his journey to reconcile the suicide of his best friend.

The film asks, can a simple act of kindness save a life?

Festivals

Yoram Gross Award for Best Australian Animated Short Film @ FLiCKERFEST (Australia, 20-29/1/2023) – WP
Special Mention @ Aspen ShortsFest (USA, 10-16/4/2023) – IP
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film (Croatia, 5-10/6/2023) – EP/NP