The Traveller is an allegorical tale featuring a small intrepid voyager who takes a dreamlike journey in his quest to try and find his place in the world. Accompanied by a haunting original soundtrack, this simple and moving story employs the universal language of music and image.
Contemporary Australian artist Anna Glynn works in a variety of media and this evocative short film features her original artwork, musical composition and animation. The soundtrack was a finalist in the Australian Songwriting Awards in 2006.
Glynn’s interest is in the world where memories and dreams overlap; echoing layers that resonate within a place ... the landscape acting as a vessel storing these memories.
“With an extensive background in oil painting I create work which captures this ‘painterly’ effect. In this film I have merged selections from my previous artworks into a moving image digital collage. The main character comes from a painting I created for an exhibition in 2007 at the Zhu Qizhan Art Museum in Shanghai."
The music for the soundtrack is one of my favourite compositions, Birds’ from my Strange Memories CD . It features a beautiful vocal improvisation by Nina Morrison, cello by Anne Stuart, violin by Maria Perez-Pulido and me on keyboard."
- 2010 Winner: Animation International Film Festival Ireland
- 2011 Finalist: International Video Art Competition Germany
- 2006 Finalist: soundtrack Australian Songwriting Awards
- 2011 Peking University, Beijing, China
- 2011 Selected as the premier work to launch the Albury Outdoor Digital Gallery, Australia
- 2011 Dare International Film Festival Ireland
- 2010 Shoalhaven City Art Centre, Australia
- 2010 Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia
- 2010 Dungog Film Festival, Australia
- 2010 Escape Arts Fest, Australia
- 2009 Casula Powerhouse Art Gallery, Australia
March 2010 - Gael Seymore, Project Manager Entente & Official sponsor Heart of Gold International Film Festival
"The Traveller took me to a place of dreaming - of a place we long for, that space of belonging.... that we ultimately discover to be right there inside us. The compelling music accompanying the film adds to the mystery of it all ... I loved it"
January 2010 - Anne-Louise Rentell, Theatre Director, Merrigong Theatre Co. Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
"Anna always takes her viewer to a beautiful and magical place, made all the more exciting and compelling because of her sophisticated but playful engagement with the natural world."
"Wonderful...beautiful - love it!"
January 2010 - Dr Claire Manning BA MEd EdD
“The Traveller inspires all of us to look at our world a little differently. By surrendering to the precious moments, seeing what is good and learning more about ourselves we gain strength to face our everyday challenges.”
“Don’t let those precious moments fly by”