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.

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.

Release date: 2022


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 reaches quarterfinalist status in Los Angeles; new stills released

Mr Teddy is Angry – a short animation by Fabrizio Ellul and supported by Screen Malta – obtained quarter-finalist status at the BlastOff Film Festival in LA. This is Mr Teddy is Angry’s fourth film festival participation in 2021 after qualifying as Finalist at the Lisbon Rendevouz Film Festival and the Prague International Monthly Film… Read More Mr Teddy is Angry reaches quarterfinalist status in Los Angeles; new stills released


To support the work of Filfla Studio we are making available the art work of ‘Filfla‘ as limited edition prints.