Paul Robertson Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Streetfight 2006Opening: Wednesday 15 March, 6-8pm Dates: 15 March-1 April 2006
Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 is a 12-minute, black and white animated movie by Paul Laurence Robertson, featuring music by Cornel Wilczek, also known as Qua. It depicts a fictional side-scroller video game, “heavily influenced and inspired by anime, cult 1980s platform games such as Double Dragon, Bubble Bobble and R-Type, and Australian popular culture” in which two male characters must fight their way through a building full of zombies, humans, giant grubs and octopuses to rescue a woman being held captive by the main antagonist, a pirate baby. The animation was created with Autodesk Animator and Adobe Flash.
Sponsored by Melbourne’s Living the Arts program, it was first shown at the 2006 Next Wave Festival.