current production

The Missing Key will have its Australian premiere at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival, and will screen in the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films program on 13th and 18th June. This fabulous animation further develops the artistry and animation techniques employed in two of Jonathan Nix's previous films Hello and The Twelve Months. Estimated running time is 26 minutes.

Set in a richly re-imagined Venice of the early twentieth century, The Missing Key tells the story of the young composer Hero Wasabi and his oboe-playing cat Jacuzzi. When Hero's almost completed musical composition and piano are destroyed by the villainous Morsocodo, henchman of rival composer Count Telefino, Hero has to search deep within himself to find a melody that can compete in the prestigious musical competition he has worked so hard to enter.

For a glimpse of the film, and for more about Hero Wasabi, Jacuzzi, Count Telefino, and Morsocodo, visit .

Production Credits
Writer, Director, Animator Jonathan Nix  
Producer Anna McFarlane  
Editor Jeremy Parker  
Animators Brendan Williams, Shane Ingram  
Animation Assistant Sharon Sanders  
Additional Animation John Kratovil  
Original Music by Miles Nicholas, Kathryn Brownhill, Jonathan Nix  
Production Manager Andrew Etheridge  
Executive Producer Garth Nix