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The Great Getaway is a 2017 comedy gangster brickfilm by Joshua Chawner. It is set in New York in 1932, and follows the story of a captive man who makes an escape from a gang of alcohol bootleggers.[1] It was in production for 6 months, on and off. The opening sequence was shot with a Super 8 film camera. The film was originally released with a soundtrack of copyrighted music, but was later re-released with royalty free music so as to not be claimed on YouTube, and the re-release version also had other editing tweaks.[2]



  • Joshua Chawner - Animator, Editor
  • Jacob Chawner - Set design
  • William & Winifred Evans - Music advisors


Year Competition Category Result
2017 Cine Brick Main competition 2nd place