SHORT FILM | 2018 | Duration: 17 mins
The Della Morte Sisters have been made into a short animated film as a good way to introduce these great characters and their amazing world. The short is called 'Della Mortika: Carousel of Shame' and follows the sisters after they arrive in Australia and are sent to the Skipping Girl Home for Wayward and Homeless Girls (it is set between books 2 and 3). The Della Morte Sister have their sisterly bond put to the test when jealousy rears its ugly head. The film has been produced in a stop-motion style using paper puppets and pop-ups to bring the girls from the pages of the books into lively animation. The film is currently on the Festival Circuit. Follow us on Facebook or through our Newsletter to keep up to date on screenings near you.
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The TV Series - Della Mortika: Steampunk Adventures
We have developed a 13 x 12 mins TV series set in this world following the Della Morte Sisters. We are currently looking for further development funding and production partners.
Della Mortika is a steampunk world focussing on three inventive, intelligent and resourceful girls as they search for their missing parents in a strange, dark and exciting new city.
Abigail, Beatrix and Zarah Della Morte, find themselves stuck in the Skipping Girl Orphanage in Steampunk Melbourne - a mysterious world full of machines, villains and dark gothic beauty. The normal line of history is altered in this world and while some parts appear old fashioned, others appear strangely futuristic. This world is archaic and advanced, Dickensian and Orwellian, elegant and spooky. The sisters themselves are vastly different, working best when they band together.
The series received Development Funding from ScreenACT's Project Pod initiative in 2010 and won the Holding Redlich Pitching Competition at the Screen Producers' Association of Australia Conference in 2011.
A pitch booklet can be downloaded below:
(CAROUSEL OF SHAME short film)
Abigail Della Morte Laura Brent
Beatrix Della Morte Dena Kaplan
Zarah Della Morte Gigi Edgley
Mrs Crotchet Smythe Noni Hazlehurst
Lt Pasha Dimitrikov Xavier Samuel
The Narrator Paul McDermott
The Toyseller Lenny the Voice
Lottie Belinda Barancewicz
Agnes Clare Langsford
This project was supported with an arts grant from the ACT Government
Producers Marisa Martin &
Director Marisa Martin
Writer Geraldine Martin
Paper Engineer Janine Jeffreys
Director of Photography
Animators: Stop Motion
Animators: Compositors & Effects
Casting Belinda Barancewicz
Voice Recording David Walsh &
Marc @ Gas Inc
Sound Design Marisa Martin and
Script Editor Felicity Packard
Artists Paul Martin
Additional Character Art
Sarah Robertson, Jessica Rolfe, Victoria Reid, Anna Johnson, Joao Velame, Harriet Mitchell, Hannah Olive Garvan, Sally Barclay, Max Morgan, Ashleigh Phillips, Ben Ling, Matthew Ong, Charlotte Crutchley, Micah Wilson, Denis Lissogourski
Music Composed by Munro Melano
Music Mixed by Joel Woolf