This is a delightful film... a biography of a man whose life is a succession of misfortunes yet who still manages to feel that life itself is a blessing, it's impossible not to warm to. Director Adam Elliot manages to tell this story from the heart, without a scrap of contrived sentimentality. He uses rough-hewn claymation models and minimalistic animation yet instils his characters with more warmth, reality and genuine humour than many a mega-budget feature.
Adam's other films, 'Uncle','Cousin' and 'Brother' also feature on this disc but it would be an injustice to think of them as bonus features or minor works in any way; they may have paved the way to Harvie Krumpet but they are every bit as good - both funny and touching.
It's unfortunate that the TV networks in this country seem to have lost interest in modern animation because in Adam Elliot's films both they and the wider public are missing a treat. He has a true artist's touch and I can't wait for his next film, whatever it might be.