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Rating: 8 stars


Oscar nominee Australia short film steampunk Plague monster

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Seen on: 07/03/2019, 07/01/2019

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The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005)

Directed by Anthony Lucas

Science Fiction | Animation | Short

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Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Length 26 minutes


Helmut Bakaitis | Joel Edgerton | Tommy Dysart | Jude Beaumont

Viewing Notes

whoa this is what I’m talking about it. I really don’t think I could’ve watched this back when I got this DVD in 2009 b/c I would’ve remembered it. It’s a turn of the century steampunk horror flick with a flying Nautilus at a time when a plague is ravaging the land and people are dying. This small group of explorers go on a mission and bump into a huge flying fishing ship and discover the horror.

This is the kind of Oscar-nominated short film I would’ve LOVED to see on the big screen (when they do those events at AMC Theater leading up the Academy Awards). Impressive animation and a wicked story. Also sadly another example of why this collection needs to be remastered.

Absolutely would show this at a movie night short film showcase.


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