Posted on Tuesday 23 December 2014
It was an incredible few days since we received this surprising news of our indy film The Dam Keeper’s inclusion of the Oscar Shortlist of 10 films.
We received so many many emails celebrating the achievement of this film and we were anxious to write something about it. As there are certain restrictions about these announcements, we had to be sure of saying anything about it on our FB page.
Now it’s all clear, I’d like to thank all my FB friends who supported our journey for so long. This news was a huge surprise for us but was absolutely made possible because of the support from our community. We don’t have the big budget of the big studios to PR this film which means this is totally the power of grassroots support through all of you.
That said, this is still the 10 final lists. 5 films of these 10 will be nominated in the new year. The competition will be absolutely tough because we have seen many of these 10 and they are all absolutely Oscar deserving films.
I also want to mention that we have seen many, at least 10 – 15 other animated shorts during our festival tours that deserved to be on this list. At the end, we all know there are so many passionate filmmakers who just pour their heart into their films. And with or without any of the recognition, they are all winners.
Pig and Fox’s journey continues with lots of challenges ahead of us.
But it was indeed a great news. It happened to come on the eve of my birthday too.
Thank you all