The animated “Peach Juice,” directed by Brian Lye, Callum Paterson and Nathan Gilliss of British Columbia, earned Honourable Mention for a Canadian Short Film at the 31st annual Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run Friday.
In Peach Juice, while on vacation at the seaside, a teenage boy becomes attracted to his aunt…. This film is a little dark, uncomfortably funny, and a whole lotta twisted!
“Funny, with a great sense of humor. A different kind of take on animation showed much promise,” said jurors.
“We look forward to seeing more. It was a bittersweet story.”
Lye, Paterson and Nathan Gilliss were producers of the eight-minute film, made by Public Ritual Media. Lye was responsible for the screenplay, while Paterson and Gilliss were animators. Music was by Benjamin Schuetze.
A trailer for the film can be viewed here: