The Stubborn Donkey

A short animated film by Constantine Krystallis

Mariza – The stubborn Donkey


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About the Film

When the old fisherman tries to convince his donkey to climb the steep and winding road of their Greek island he finds Mariza to be one stubborn ass. However the old man knows that no‐one can resist Zorba’s dance.

Mariza is a short animated film created by Constantine Krystallis as a final project for the Master of Animation degree undertaken at the University of Technology Sydney in 2008.



The Director

Constantine Krystallis is a professional 3D Character animator with generalist skills and high regard to detail and precision.He is able to give tasteful character and personality to animated and inanimate objects. Proficient at balancing key-frames and pushing vertices as well as making precise (almost) brush-strokes on a tablet. Cheerful, multitasking, focused and diligent. Realist but optimist.

 Work experience in the areas Games Development and Advertising. Previous work includes: being part of the team for the development and release of Darkfall online, by Aventurine SA. Mostly involved but not limited to creature animations and Video Effects. Producing animations for Iphone applications with RockPocket SA. Working for promotional projects for clients like Nestle, 3M, Henkel, Nescafe, Buondi, Diageo.


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