Bill McGuire, a filmmaker and fellow 3D artist here in Sydney has found his short movie winning awards all over the festival circuit. He's off to the US in a few weeks to attend the Sedona International Film Festival.
It won Best Visual Effects at the Australian Production Design Guild Awards, Best International Short at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, and Best Short Film at the BackInTheBox Film Competition, Los Angeles. McGuire did the soundtrack as well, along with the majority of the special effects. In terms of the shoot he had two actors in costume, a stretch of beach and a fold up chair. It's still doing a festival run so I can only post the trailer for the moment. This should serve as inspiration to us all.