May 2011

The Missing Key - Premiere at Sydney Film Festival

Jonathan Nix, producers Anna McFarlane & Garth Nix, and the rest of the crew hope you'll make it to the Australian premiere of The Missing Key. The Missing Key will show in the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films program at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival on 13th and 18th June. Book your tickets here.

June 2009

The Ground Beneath wins Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Overall Short Film at SIFF 2009

The Ground Beneath directed by Rene Hernandez and produced by Kristina Ceyton has won Best Overall Short Film at the Sydney International Film Festival 2009. The film's soundtrack was composed and created by Jonathan Nix and Miles Nicholas, the composers and performers of the soundtrack for Cartwheel Partners' forthcoming film, The Missing Key.

May 2009

Best Original Score Award at St Kilda Film Festival 2009

Jonathan Nix and Miles Nicholas have been awarded Best Original Score at the St Kilda Film Festival. Jonathan and Miles won the award for their soundtrack on Passion Pictures's The Ground Beneath.

November 2008

The Missing Key - Sneak Preview

Jonathan Nix's latest animation is still in production. To whet your appetite, Jonathan's created a sneak preview of The Missing Key. For a taste of the film to come, sample the fare at

October 2008

Sound Win for Jonathan Nix, Miles Nicholas, and Kathryn Brownhill.

Seb Danta's short film, Father, has just won the prize for "Best Animation" at the 2008 Enhance TV ATOM Awards. The film includes an original soundtrack by Jonathan Nix and Miles Nicholas, with violinist Kathryn Brownhill contributing a fine performance. Jonathan, Miles, and Kathryn are currently working on the soundtrack for the animation The Missing Key.

2008 APRA-AGSC "Best Music for a Short Film" nomination for Jonathan Nix and Miles Nicholas

An original music soundtrack by Jonathan Nix and Miles Nicholas has been nominated for this year's "Best Music for a Short Film" award at the APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards, which will be held in November. The nomination is for their work on Passion Pictures's The Ground Beneath, written and directed by Rene Hernandez and produced by Kristina Ceyton. Jonathan has previously collaborated with Rene and Kristina to create the soundtrack for their award winning short film Small Boxes.

May 2008

St Kilda Film Festival 2008 award to Jonathan Nix

St Kilda Film Festival has awarded the 2008 Best Music Animation prize to Jonathan Nix. Jonathan's been concentrating his time and artistic efforts on completing The Missing Key, but somehow found time (in the wee small hours of the morning) to create this great animation for You'll Change from Machine Translations' latest album. You can view the clip on YouTube.

December 2007

The Missing Key is due for completion in 2008

Jonathan Nix is working to complete this new film in the near future. Visit our In Production page for a glimpse of the action.

November 2006

Jonathan Nix wins the Best Music for a Short Film award at the 2006 APRA–AGCS Screen Music Awards

The APRA–AGCS Screen Music Awards is an annual celebration of Australian screen composers' achievements. Jonathan Nix accepted the Best Music for a Short Film award for his original soundtrack to Gustavo at the Awards ceremony, held in Sydney on 6 November.

JUNE 2006

Gustavo a Dendy Awards finalist at the 53rd Sydney Film Festival

Gustavo will screen at the 53rd Sydney Film festival, and has been selected as a finalist in the 2006 Dendy Awards's Yoram Gross Animation Award. The festival screening and the awards ceremony will take place on the 24th June.

The Twelve Months at Hiroshima 2006

The Twelve Months will screen in a special program at 2006 Hiroshima International Animation Festival. The work will screen as part of the festival's non-competition Animation for Children program in August this year.

MAY 2006

Gustavo at SICAF 2006

Gustavo has been accepted into the 2006 Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival. The festival runs from 24th to 28th May.


First screenings for Gustavo

Jonathan Nix's short animation Gustavo has been accepted by a number of film festivals and will screen in programs at:
3rd Singapore Shorts Film Festival - Singapore. 13 - 17 February 2006
Philadelphia Film Festival - Philadelphia, USA. 30 March - 12 April 2006
4th International Festival of Animation Films "Bimini" - Riga, Latvia. 5 - 9 April 2006
46th International Film Festival for Children and Youth - Zlin, Czech Republic. 28 May - 3 June 2006


Gustavo - Jonathan Nix's latest short animation

Gustavo, Jonathan Nix's latest animated film is now available for festival screenings. The film tells the story of a little man with a lot of hair.
Departing from the colourful techniques employed in his other recent works,The Twelve Months and Hello, Jonathan has returned to pen and ink techniques to produce this short film (3:57 mins).


The Twelve Months wins at Miami

Jonathan Nix's The Twelve Months has won Best Animation at the Miami Short Film Festival 2005. Jonathan also took out the Best Animation prize at the Miami festival in 2004 with his AFI Award winning Hello.