John Lewis

Filmmaker

The Story Of Percival Pilts The Story Of Percival Pilts
One day, atop of two cans, Percival P. Pilts declares he will never again let his feet touch the ground. A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.
Australia , 7:41, 2015

Featured in AIAF2015 > Australian Showcase
The Story Of Percival Pilts The Story Of Percival Pilts
One day, atop of two cans, Percival P. Pilts declares he will never again let his feet touch the ground. A whimsical story about living an impractical life based on a childhood promise.
Australia , 7:41, 2015

Featured in AIAF2015 > Kids Program
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The Boy Who Wanted To Touch The Moon
An exquisitely crafted film depicting the desire to touch the moon.
Australia , 4:00, 2004

Featured in AIAF2006 > Australian Panorama
The Birdhouse
A genuinely creepy world of multiple greys.
Australia , 5:00, 2004

Featured in AIAF2005 > Australian Panorama

Presenter

Animation 102: The Art of Stop-Motion Animation
Stop-motion animator John Lewis, the man behind the "The Birdhouse" and "The Boy Who Wanted to Touch the Moon", will offer audiences an exclusive insight behind the extraordinary and painstaking art of traditional frame-by-frame animation.

Featured in AIAF2006

Seminar | Mature (15+)
Animation 102: Making Percival Pilts - John Lewis & Janette Goodey
Janette Goodey and John Lewis will take the audience through the creation of The Story of Percival Pilts, a brand-new stop motion animated puppet film made in Melbourne and narrated by Mark Hadlow (The Hobbit). They will discuss their journey from conception to projection, including the making of the meticulously hand-crafted sets and puppets, resourceful in-camera effects, the pleasures and pain of rhyming verse, and one extraordinary production baby.

Featured in AIAF2015

Seminar | Mature (15+)