From November 2014 to February 2015, Sequence Australia's creative director Luke Bicevskis collaborated with his good friend director Lukas Shrank on a passion project of Lukas’ – an animated short about the offshore detainment of refugees on Manus Island (perpetrated by the Australian government).
The animation is narrated by two asylum-seeking men detained in Australia’s Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre. Their stories recount the dangerous journeys that brought them to the island and their memories of the riot that erupted in 2014.
“I had worked with Lukas before on several projects so we knew a combination of his direction and storytelling would work well with my art. I ended up contributing all character art and select environment art for the short's 15-minute runtime.”
“It was fulfilling to work on a project that had such potential to raise awareness around this horrible situation. Unfortunately, a year and a half later, both these mens’ conditions remain unchanged.”
View the short below: