Los Angeles filmmakers Spencer Susser and Daniel ‘Cloud’ Campos took out this year’s Tropfest last night for their stop-motion work, Shiny.

The pair took on 16 other finalists in front of a packed crowd in Sydney’s Centennial Park last night.

Their film Shiny was made using life-sized clothing in a stop-motion animation.

Spencer Susser told ABC News the message behind the film was that people were obsessed with material things like money and often it “blurs their vision and they do not see the important things in life, like love.”

He says he did not expect to win.

“I was so excited to have the film playing there. It [winning] really had not crossed my mind,” he said.

“It felt like I had already won just by being there and being part of the festival with all the other great filmmakers.”

“It’s just incredible, there is no way to really describe how awesome it is to share a film with that many people.”

You can check out Shiny here:

Academy Award winner Mel Gibson joined Aussie actors Simon Baker and Rebecca Gibney in the judging panel.

Second place was awarded to Tristan Klein and Nick Baker for their animation Postcards to Ulay.