Mosley, an ambitious indie animated feature from filmmaker Kirby Atkins, is taking the next steps on its global journey by featuring in a special screening at the Annecy 2020 virtual festival (June 15-30; annecy.org). The film, the first animation co-production between New Zealand (Huhu Studios) and China (China Film Animation), will be available to fest registrants around the world for the duration of the event.
Access the Annecy screening at https://online.annecy.org/product/mosley
The film’s story follows a family of four-legged creatures known as “thoriphants,” who work as beasts of burden for a bitter farmer named Simon on an isolated plot of land. One night, Mosley and his young son, Rue, discover a cave with ancient drawings of creatures just like themselves — except these have hands and walk upright. The discovery sets Mosley on a dangerous quest to find out what happened to his ancestors, and perhaps realize his own true nature.
Starring John Rhys-Davies, Rhys Darby, Lucy Lawless and Temuera Morrison, as well as Atkins and his daughter, Leah, Curt Cloninger and country singer John Phillips.
Read about the making of Mosley here.