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A Break in the Monotony was written a few years back, but it is something I put on the back burner until I figured out a way to visually depict it.
It is an animated short which is part zombie movie part allegory for corporate living in contemporary society.


Depicted both in colour and in b&w A Break in the Monotony is produced with a combination of techniques. The look is achieved by compositing detailed pencil drawings within both 2D and 3D environments.
All aspects of the production were undertaken by Damien Slevin.

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WINNER, Best Film, Screen Scream 2012, Newcastle, Australia, November 5, 2012

WINNER, 3rd Place for Best Short - Rocky Mountain Horror Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta Canada, October 25th, 2010

WINNER,Honourable Mention for Horror - 4th Cinefantasy, Sao Paulo, 2009

WINNER *BEST HORROR SHORT* Atlanta Underground Film Festival, August 20 - 24, 2008, Atlanta, GA

WINNER *BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT* A Night of Horror International Film Festival, 2009, Sydney

WINNER *3rd Prize* Wollombi Valley Short Film Festival, 2009, Wollombi, Australia

WINNER *Best Animation: Audience Award* HORROR UK: 28 Hours Later Horror Filim Festival, Fareham, UK. Oct 2009


Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, January 29th Feb 6th 2010

Fantaspoa - International Fantastc Film Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 3-19,2010

Animaldioados - Festival Internacional de Animaļo de Horror, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept 2010

Finalist - Shepparton Shorts Short Film Festival, Australia, Mar 2008

The Perth Revelation International Film Festival, Australia

Fantasia, Montreal. Canada

Rome International Film Festival, Rome. GA, USA

2008 Fright Night Film Fest, Louisville. KY, USA

FILM 4 Frightfest. London, UK

Atlanta HorrorFest, Atlanta, GA in October, 2008

California International Animation Festival 2008, Modesto, CA

Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival 2008, Aug 29-Sep 1, Atlanta, GA

Macabro Film Festival, Mexico City, Nov 2008

2008 Sydney Underground Film Festival, 11th-14th Sept, Sydney, Australia

Portobello Film Festival, London, UK, Aug 28 Sept 14, 2008

Dark Carnival Film Festival, Bloomington, IN, USA, Sept 16-19, 2008

ANIMEST, Bucharest, Romania, Oct 3rd- 12th 2008

The Spooky Film Festival, Washington DC, USA, Oct 16-19 2008

Kerry Film Festival, Ireland, November 1-8, 2008

Sacramento Horror Film Festival, USA, October 17th - 19th 2008

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival, 9-19 October 2008

Terror Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA, October 21-25, 2008

Screamfest, Los Angeles, USA, October 10 - 19 2008

ZombieFest 2, Syracuse, USA, October 30, 2008

The Amberg Horror Fest, Amberg, Germany 28 Oct -2 Nov 2008

The Festival of Fantastic Films, Manchester, UK, Oct 17-19, 2008

New York City Horror Film Festival, USA, Nov 12-16, 2008

FINALIST - iiNet Get Animated Competition, Sydney Festival, Sydney, Jan 14-18,2009

OzFlix: Australian Film Weekend 2009, Toronto, Feb 13-16, Vancouver, Mar 13-15

MOVIEOLA Short Film Channel, Canada, screening 2009

Short Sited Film Festival, Wollongong, Australia, March 13, 2009

Paranoia Horror and Sci-Fi Convention & Film Festival, Los Angeles, March 13-15th, 2009

The Angry Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, March 24th 2009

33rd Cleveland International Film Festival, March 19-29, 2009

11th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival, March 19-26,2009

Nomination: *Best Animated Short* -A Night of Horror International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, Mar 25th-Apr 3rd 2009

Zompire: The Undead Film Festival, Portland, USA, May 15 to 17, 2009

The Dungog Film Festival, Australia, May 28-31 2009

FINALIST -The Katoomba Short Film Festival, Australia, June 4-14th 2009

Kratkofil International Short Film Festival, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 26-30,2009

Wollombi Valley Short Film Festival, Wollombi Australia, October 2009

Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2009

4th Cinefantasy, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2009

Atlantic City International Film and Music Festival, USA, September 8th - 12th 2010

Rocky Mountain Horror Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta Canada, October 25th, 2010

Auckland Film Society 2012 May 28th Auckland New Zealand

Fest Anca, International Animation Festival, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, June 28-July 1, 2012

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