Grand Prize
Seoul Intl. Cartoon &
Animation Festival 2012
Best Animation
CFC Worldwide Short
Film Festival 2012
Best Animation
Sydney Film Festival
Best Short Film
Indianapolis International
Film Festival 2012
Best Animated Short
Newport Beach Film
Festival 2012
Grand Prize
Rhode Island International
Film Festival 2011
The Maker
Click here to find out about the sequel to The Maker. / Click here to purchase The Maker in glorious high definition.


Below are a collection of press clipping and interviews for The Maker.

Under The Gun Review
“The Maker is a huge evolutionary leap in Kezelos’ prowess as a film maker, evident in its thought-provoking story line and gorgeous visuals, collectively a step or more above any of its competitors.”
Read Full Article

Tribe Magazine
“The short film manages to enthral its viewers from start to finish with its life affirming message and charming characters, The Maker presents us with a story guaranteed to tug at the heart strings, all of which is intensified further by the enchanting music; Winter by the classical Australian composer Paul Halley. ”
Read Full Article

Short Of The Week
“The meticulous attention to details in production design make each shot a beautiful still. The film is so tightly put together that it’s a bit of shock to learn it’s the outcome of an internet-enabled collaboration across three continents. A production crew in Australia, a puppet designer in Ohio (Amanda Louise Spayd), and post-production in London.”
Read Full Article

Skwigly Animation Magazine
“For the uninitiated, Christopher Kezelos is one of the most interesting and innovative stop-motion filmmakers to emerge from the last few years.”
Read Full Article

I’m With Geek
“This is truly an incredible piece of film. In its short running time, its brings to mind works such as Frankenstein and visually films like Coraline and Donnie Darko. ”
Read Full Article