Melbhattan is part homage, part pastiche of the opening sequence of Woody Allen’s seminal 1979 film Manhattan.

Drawn and animated by Melbourne-based cartoonist and illustrator Oslo Davis, Melbhattan features more than sixty black and white tableaux of Melbourne each composed to mimic images in Allen’s film.

Melbhattan features an original score by local composer and musician Biddy Connor.


Written, directed & drawn by Oslo Davis
Original music by Biddy Connor
Clarinet by Martin MacKerras
Piano & viola by Biddy Connor
Recorded, mixed and mastered by James Cecil website by The Golden Grouse

Thank you
OD: Biddy, Islobel, Jay, John, Jenna & Simon
BC: Danny Thiris, James, Martin, Colin & Annalisa

Dedicated to the memory of Britt Graham 1918~2010


BIG NEWS: Melbhattan will one of the films opening the 2013 St Kilda Film Festival on Thursday 23rd of May at the Palais Theatre. Melbhattan will also screen later in the program on the 29th at the Astor.

Oslo Davis will be part of a panel discussing Melbhattan at the DADo Film Society short film event on the 15th of May at the Robin Boyd Walsh House in South Yarra.

Melbhattan will screen before the documentary Graphic Novels! Melbourne! at the Tasmanian Writers' Festival at the State Cinema in Hobart on Thursday 14 March 2013.

Melbhattan will screen at the Wheeler Centre Gala, Saturday 9 Feb 2013.

Melbhattan featured on Khoi Vinh's Khoi's write-up on the design of Woody Allen's Manhattan.)

Melbhattan is screening before every Rooftop Cinema film in December 2012 and January 2013.

Read an interview with Oslo Davis about Melbhattan on The Woody Allen Pages, a fanpage.

Melbhattan featured on The Design Files.

Melbhattan featured on ThreeThousand.

Start spreading the romance, some words by Oslo Davis about the making of Melbhattan, in The Age.

Oslo Davis interviewed on Pocketto about Melbhattan.

Listen to Oslo Davis on Triple R going on about Melbhattan.

Read a write-up about Melbhattan on Broadsheet.

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