Sunday nightâ€™s Oscars show delivered the prestigious award to â€œThe Lost Thingâ€? in the best animated short film category.
Nylon Studiosâ€™ composer Michael Yezerski wrote the music for the amazing 15-minute animated short that tells the story of a boy who finds an unusual creature on a beach and tries to find a home for it. The film was developed from the book of the same name by award-winning Australian author/illustrator Shaun Tan. It was directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann and produced by Sophie Byrne.
Michael comments, â€œThe music of the film needed to tell an emotional story, but also evoke the strange world of the â€˜Lost Thing.â€™ In collaboration with Shaun and Andrew, I developed a non-traditional musical landscape for the score that would be both heartwarming and yet somehow a little unfamiliar, which reflects the themes of the film.â€?
In November, Michael won an Australian Screen Music Award for his work on the film. The film previously won top prize at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival.