“Four Sisters in Ancient Rome” (2013; 9 min.); “A Glimpse of Teenage Life in Ancient Rome” (2012; 7 min.); “A Day in the Life of a Roman Client” (2017; 6 min.)

Short features on which Dr. Ray Laurence (Macquarie University) has collaborated, featured by TedEd & BBC


Orpheus: Winds of Change aka Metamorphoses (1979; 87 min.)

An animated anthology film, released by Sanrio in the United States. It is a retelling of stories by the Roman poet Ovid, set to rock music by Joan Baez and Mick Jagger and narration by Paul Frees. In all of its five parts, the protagonists are portrayed in the form of a recurring boy and girl. It was a box office failure.
On May 3, 1979, it was reissued under a new title, Winds of Change, with seven minutes trimmed from the first cut of 89 minutes. This time, the music was composed by Alec R. Costandinos, the disco songs were sung by Arthur Simms and Pattie Brooks and narration by Peter Ustinov was added.
The five parts—”Actaeon“, “Orpheus and Eurydice“, “The House of Envy”, “Perseus” and “Phaëton“, in the original order—were re-arranged and slightly renamed for the new version; the third and last parts remained unmoved. In the Winds cut, the first two were now “Perseus” and “Actaeon”, and the fourth “Orpheus”. 

Asterix the Gaul (1967; 66 min.)


Note on original comic books, follow up films include: 1968  Asterix and Cleopatra (Astérix et Cléopâtre), 1976  The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (Les Douze travaux d’Astérix), 1985  Asterix Versus Caesar (Astérix et la surprise de César), 1986  Asterix in Britain (Astérix chez les Bretons), 1989  Asterix and the Big Fight (Astérix et le coup du menhir), 1994  Asterix Conquers America (Astérix et les Indiens — produced in Germany as Asterix in Amerika), 2006  Asterix and the Vikings (Astérix et les Vikings), 2014  Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods (Asterix: Le Domaine des Dieux)