Set in 1813 Malta during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague – which left a death toll of around 4,500 people – Sarangu is a project which takes inspiration from Maltese folk, landscape and historical environment.
Sarangu – A Maltese Folktale is a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and published by Filfla Studio.
The project is supported by Arts Council Malta through the Malta Arts Fund Project Support Fund and the National Book Council through the Malta Book Fund.
Release date: 2022
A Giant Teddy Appears in the Valletta Harbour. Media goes into a frenzy. Soon havoc follows.
Mr. Teddy is Angry is a short animation (4 mins) by Fabrizio Ellul done in a 2D frame-by-frame technique where every frame is digitally hand drawn.
It follows the story of a Giant Teddy that makes an appearance in the Valletta Grand Harbour and soon wreaks havoc. The short animation is being produced by Filfla Studio and has received a ‘New Talent’ grant by Screen Malta.
Mr. Teddy is Angry was finalized in March 2021 and is currently being submitted to Film Festivals before being made available publicly.
ON THE ROCKS
Filfla is an award winning short animation by Fabrizio Ellul released in 2019. Done in an illustration/comic style inspired from the cell animation tradition, Filfla is a self-funded project. It is not funded by government funds, grants or private sponsorship.
The animation is inspired by the Maltese legends of il Maqluba and Filfla.
Mr Teddy is Angry is an Official Selection at the Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival and the Lagos International Festival of Animation. Mr. Teddy is Angry is a short animation by Fabrizio Ellul done in a 2D frame-by-frame technique where every frame is digitally hand drawn. The short animation is supported by Screen Malta. Here is the… Read More Mr Teddy is Angry makes it to Brooklyn and Lagos Film Festivals
Mr Teddy is Angry was part of ON THE ROCKS an exclusive Maltese programme at the Minikino Film Festival in Bali Indonesia this August. The Minikino Short film Festival took place despite great difficulties due to strict COVID-19 restrictions in Bali. Here are some photos of the event: The other short animations are: ‘Cut it out’ by… Read More Photos of the Minikino Short Film Festival
Sarangu – A Maltese Folktale – a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and published by Filfla Studio – has been awarded a publication grant by the National Book Council through its Malta Book Fund scheme. The story follows Salvu as his life spirals out of control in the midst of an outbreak of the Bubonic… Read More ‘SARANGU – A Maltese Folktale’ gets publication grant!