The Little Lonely Olive

by Ivy Crago 

‘The Little Lonely Olive’ is an animation about a stuffed olive rolling underneath the couch and living with a grumpy patch of mould. A story of loss and isolation.

‘The Little Lonely Olive’ is heavily influenced by the work of Jenny Slate, talking about real world issues in a simple and ordinary way. She gives a voice to every inanimate objects, allegories for discussing the bigger things in the world. ‘The Little Lonely Olive’ was inspired by ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes on’ created by Dead Fletcher-Camp and Jenny Slate, it’s a homage to the way they create. I’m going to give it a go and see if I can link it to the things happening in my own life. They inspired me to think about the creatures living in my house and what they would say given the chance. My mum ironically found an olive living under the couch the other day.


Created by: Ivy Crago
Olive voiced by Jess Lu
Mould voiced by Iris Simpson
Sound Design and Soundtrack by September Barker

Special thanks to mentor Zoe Scoglio, Spencer Rich and Jolyon James.


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.