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
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The Crew

Below is a list of the key crew. Full the full list of credits, click here.

Christopher Kezelos


In 1996, Christopher received a BVA from Sydney University, majoring in film production. For more than a decade he’s worked as a writer, producer, director and editor on ads, online videos and award winning short films through his production company Zealous Creative.

In 2010 Christopher wrote, directed and animated a stop motion short film called Zero. It screened in over 50 festivals and has won 15 awards including ‘Best Animation’ from LA Shorts Fest and the Rhode Island International Film Festival and has been nominated for an AFI Award in the ‘Best Short Animation’ category.

His latest stop motion short The Maker has screened at over 60 festivals and won 22 awards, including top honors at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and SICAF 2012, and was nominated for an Australian Academy Award.

Christopher lives in Los Angeles and is developing several feature films.


Allure (2013)
The Maker (2011)
Zero (2010)
For Doris (2008)
DentaMate (2006)
Become One (2005)
Reflections (2005)
Annie, Forget Your Gun (2005)
A Tasteful Bunch (2004)
Nature’s Wonder Fruit (2004)
Margaret (2004)
SMS (2003)
No Butts About It (2003)
Dentophobia (2001)

Christine Kezelos


Christine is the co-owner of Zealous Creative, a boutique production company based in Los Angeles. She has been writing and producing award winning short films, ads and online videos since 2001.

In 2010 she produced a stop motion animated short called Zero. The film has won 15 awards including ‘Best Animation’ from LA Shorts Fest and the Rhode Island International Film Festival and has been nominated for an AFI Award in the ‘Best Short Animation’ category.

Christine’s latest stop motion short film called The Maker is currently touring festivals. She also has a number of new projects in development including a stop motion animated feature and live action TV series.

Matthew Horrex

Director of Photography

Matthew Horrex has been working in the Film and Television industry for nearly 15 years. He is currently employed as the series Director of Photography for “All Saints”, one of Australia’s most watched dramas. His most recent work on the series has received accolades from the Australian Cinematographers Society, winning several NSW silver and gold awards and a national ACS Award of Achievement in Cinematography.

In addition to his work in television, Matthew’s cinematography has been featured on many award winning international short film projects. His work on Zero has awarded him two awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society, a NSW ‘Gold Award’ (2009) and the coveted ‘Golden Tripod’ (2010). In 2001 he also won the NSW ‘Gold Award’ for his work on The Maker.

Amanda Louise Spayd

Puppet Creator

Amanda Louise Spayd is a professional mixed-media artist from Ohio. Graduating with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2002, she worked as a designer in the social expressions industry for 8 years before pursuing her own art fulltime.

Amanda’s work is a dichotomy of art and craft, sculpture and plaything. The cloth creatures invoke both feelings of whimsy and pity; the stark eyes and human teeth playing against vintage floral cotton, pastel ribbons, and dirty ruffles.

Her work is highly sought after by collectors around the globe, and has been exhibited in galleries, boutiques, and conventions across the United States.

Paul Halley


Paul Halley is one of Australia’s most popular and innovative composers of classical music, blending elements of traditional classical styles with a distinctive modern edge. With his beautifully melodic and intensely dramatic music he’s making a considerable reputation for himself as a composer of highly likeable, contemporary classical music.

Drawing on influences primarily from the classical masters such as Beethoven, Bach and Mozart, Paul also draws inspiration from sources as varied as medieval music, cinematic scores, The Beatles and Metallica.

Paul regularly puts on performances with his string quartet “The Halley Quartet”. Some of his popular works include “Midnight”, “The Hand Of Fate” and “Angel”.

Justin Alvarez

VFX Supervisor | Monkeyhut VFX

Justin’s credits stretch from VFX heavy Hollywood blockbusters ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ and ‘John Carter’ to award-winning Australian feature films ‘Australia’, ‘The Square’, ‘Suburban Mayhem’, ‘Kokoda’ and more. He’s also worked on a number of multi-award winning short films such as ‘The Water Diary’ (Canne Film Festival), ‘Sexy Thing’ (Canne Film Festival), ‘Fore!’ (Tropfest) and ‘Losing Face’ (The Melbourne International Comedy Festival).

Justin has worked throughout Australia, Thailand, China and the UK where he has collaborated with top film and commercial directors. His extensive VFX portfolio includes, among others, tv commercials for Audi, Ford, Alfa Romeo, Honda, Dove, Telstra, Foxtel, Qantas and Westfield.

Justin currently works as a VFX Supervisor at boutique visual effects house Monkeyhut VFX. Visit their VFX Portfolio for examples of work.