Enter the marvellously miniature world of Mary and Max and view the hand-made characters, props and sets from Adam Elliot‘s claymation feature film.
Oscar®-winnning director and writer Adam Elliot in collaboration with ACMI, has developed a unique exhibition from the plasticine world of Mary and Max (2009), the chronicle of an unlikely pen-pal friendship between lonely eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle and Max Kerry Horovitz, who has Asperger Syndrome and loves chocolate hot dogs.
From the manicured lawns of Mount Waverley to the New York city skyline, Mary and Max: The Exhibition is an exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity to see these wonderful creations up close.
Discover Adam’s ingenious artistry of stop-motion animation. Items on display include character models, costumes, sketches, sets, storyboards, props (meticulously crafted miniature hand-blown wine glasses, a working typewriter, light bulbs) and footage of the animators at work.
A labour of love by Adam Elliot and long-time collaborator Melanie Coombs, Mary and Max premiered as the opening night film of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film has since won several Australian and international awards.
Mary and Max: The Exhibition is co-curated by Adam Elliot and Fiona Trigg
Official french site (more fun than the international ones…. presentation of the characters, videos, photos of the making of)
Interview with Adam Elliot on Mary and Max here [cin-e-tol-og-y blog] and here[design federation] and here[indiewire] and here[the story department]