Shorts Block 8: Animation
Event on 2014-08-30 11:00:00
5×5 Film Series Screening
Saturday August 30, 2014
11:00am – 12:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater – 2735 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
ABOUT THE FILM
04 min – “Portlandia Rats Book” by Rob Shaw: In the third season of IFC's Portlandia, the team of Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen and Jonathan Krisel dreamed up a skit featuring the lovable Portlandia Rats. In “Rat's Book” the rodents become revenge-seeking DIY publishers after discovering a hateful publication on human/rat relations. The skit was directed by Rob Shaw and produced in Portland, Oregon at Bent Image Lab. (Animation)
04 min – “Husk” by Paul Howell: While collecting paper scraps for her den, Husk, a life-size tree spirit, has a shock encounter with some feral fairies in the street-art urban environment of Melbourne, Australia. Nothing is as it seems as this hypnotic story unfolds. (Animation)
04 min – “Ain't No Fish” by Tom Gasek: An animated film set to the music and lyrics of Sigman and Russell and performed by Hoagy Carmichael. Animated seals sing the show tune and it's slowly revealed why there Ain't No Fish. Despite the upbeat attitude of the seals the garbage and oil industry that pervades the sea provides the answer. (Animation)
03 min – “Super Secret” by Jim Johnson: The story of a super villain father and his daughter. On her 13th birthday, he discovers her deep, dark, secret. (Animation)
04 min – “PROXIMITY” by Joshua Cox: “Proximity” is a suspenseful romantic crime drama with an unusual setting…an elderly woman's living room. Her collection of ceramic statues have a life of their own. Two figures explore the depths of love and betrayal. Proximity illustrates how spatial relativity shapes our interactions with the world and people around us. Closeness can create the illusion of an unspoken bond, but when challenged by desire it can be turned on its head and shatter reality. (Animation)
08 min – “Blue” by Katelyn Bianchini, Rena Cheng, Asia Lancaster: A fearful balloon must learn to put his fragile life in the hands of an unlikely friend. (Animation)
03 min – “The Uncluded, ‘Organs’” by Rob Shaw: The painful process of grief and the grace of organ donation punctuate the latest music video 'Organs' by rock duo The Uncluded. Produced at Bent Image Lab and directed by Rob Shaw, the video weaves together a dark tale of loss and love as performed by whimsical stop motion insects. (Music video, Animation)
02 min – “Sushi Mischief” by Jim Johnson: A stranger shows up at a sushi shop, irking the local punk. Show down! (Animation)
18 min – “The Dam Keeper” by Roberto Kondo: In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out poisonous clouds. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite bullying from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student, Fox, joins Pig's class, everything begins to change. (Animation)
13 min – “Le Nocturne De Lumiere” by David Boarini: Technology has the power to bring those that are far away very near to us. Sometimes though, it can distance us from those we are closest to, the very ones who love us the most. In a world where billions of immaterial communications happen across the globe every second, a mother desperately tries to connect with her daughter. (Animation)
05 min – “Level 1457 Last” by Xabier Urrutia Perez: A worker of Persephone solar energy maintenance is fixing the solar cylinders when he discovers a hole that may lead to the frozen surface. No human has been up there for centuries, and leaving the safety of his subterranean world could cost him his life. Will he make this ultimate sacrifice to see the sky just once in his life? (Animation, Spain)
15 min – “Lessons Learned” by Toby Froud is a short film about a young boy receiving an intriguing birthday gift from his grandfather. This gift will stay with him for the rest of his life as he stumbles from his grandfather’s cottage to a layered world of trials and danger. “Lessons Learned” was executive produced by Heather Henson for her Handmade Puppet Dreams (HMPD) film series.
06 min – “How to Avoid Annoying People” by Ariel Nasser: Hand-drawn animation uses sarcasm and irony to criticize social behaviors such as self-centered small talk. Within a narrative structure punctuated by an infomercial announcer, this comical film reveals the harassment endured by a plane traveler as he endures verbal barrage from a fellow passenger. (Animation)
03 min – “Lime” by Sean Carrow: Two very unlucky fishermen, Willie and Burt, are on their ship adrift at sea starving from hunger and thirst until a lone lime is discovered on board the ship offering them a glimpse of hope. The two friends turn on each other, letting their greed for the lime tack control, destroying all they have. (Animation)
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Director, “Le Nocturne De Lumiere”
David Boarini has a passion for creating art in various mediums. Throughout school he ventured into all avenues of fine arts, eventually discovering the digital realm as a tool and outlet for creativity. Graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Animation, David was awarded Best Portfolio by Faculty's Choice as well as Best Portfolio by Student's Choice. Working for various studios in Southern California, David uses what spare time he is able to scrap together work on personal artistic endeavors, daring to tell one more story.
Sean attend Delaware College of Art & Design, and then the University of the Arts in Philadelphia earning his BFA in Animation. He spent three years working as a freelance animator and artist. To further his creative knowledge He attended the Savannah College of Art & Design for his MFA in animation. While there he took on a very ambitious thesis project, researching and creating a film with the stereoscopic process. To help complete this large scale project Sean recruited and directed 65 talented artists. This was the college's first fully animated RealD 3D short, “LIME.” He now is back to freelancing along with working on new personal projects.
Co-Director, "Ain't No Fish" with Gasek
Michael Cash started off as a model maker before moving into stop frame animation. He has spent the majority of his twenty years in the industry freelancing at Aardman Animations, animating on projects including Creature Comforts, Chicken Run, TV commercials and short films. He co-founded the studio WÖNKY at the start of 2007. Michael oversees the animation and design teams and directs the majority of WÖNKY’s work. Recent projects have meant developing content for online, mobile and TV and have ranged from animation for the BBC to interactive online films for Capital One.
Joshua Cox is an award-winning director, graphic designer, animator, filmmaker, and producer with a passion for developing stylistic themes into compelling stories. Joshua utilizes his background in painting and design to craft tangible, believable realities which he injects with a playful pliability to bend the perceptions of his audience. He has directed videos for the band STRFKR, title sequences on behalf of JWT for The One Show at the Lincoln Center, and is currently converting a screenplay into a children’s book. Joshua loves to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.
Director, "Lessons Learned"
Toby Froud is a sculptor, fabricator, puppeteer and filmmaker based in Hillsboro, Oregon. The son of renowned artists/designers Brian and Wendy Froud (Dark Crystal and Labyrinth), Toby has a natural tendency toward puppets and works of fantasy. Together with Heather Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, Toby brings new magic to the world of characters and creatures familiar and beloved by fans of both their parents’ work. Toby graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in London, UK and his resumé includes the Muppet Workshop, WETA Workshop, Michael Curry Design and Legacy Effects. He works at Laika Entertainment in Hillsboro, as a puppet fabricator for the feature film "ParaNorman" and as a sculptor on the new film "The Boxtrolls."
Co-Director, “Ain't No Fish” with Miki Cash
Tom Gasek has over 30 years of award winning professional stop motion animation experience as an animator and director. He worked with directors Will Vinton, Art Clokey and Henry Selick. At Aardman Animations he contributed animation to Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit short, “The Wrong Trousers” and the Peter Lord / Nick Park Feature, “Chicken Run.” Gasek co-directed and animated the “Inside-Out Boy” for Nickelodeon, which is a part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Most recently, Tom contributed animation to Aardman’s “Creature Comforts America”, Sony Bravia’s “Play-Doh”, Laika Studio’s “Coraline” and he continues to direct and animate commercials and independent films. In the past several years, Tom produced, directed and animated two short independent animated stop motion films, “Off-Line” and “Ain’t No Fish”. The latter was co-directed with partner, Miki Cash.
Paul Howell is the writer/director of the film "Husk". Paul is the co-founder of Stop Motion Pro, who have been making animation software for stop motion film makers since 1999. Leading clients of Paul's have been Oscar-winning Aardman Animation Studios and Adam Elliot (Harvey Krumpet). This is Paul's first animated film to be released on the festival circuit.
Director, "Super Secret" and "Sushi Mischief"
Director, "The Dam Keeper"
Robert Kondo, art director at Pixar Animation Studios, lends his unique design sensibilities and passion for storytelling as co-director of The Dam Keeper. Originally from Southern California, Robert graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has worked at Oblique Strategies and Angel Studios. Robert's film credits include Sets Art Director for 'Ratatouille' , 'Toy Story 3', and most recently 'Monsters University'.
Katelyn Bianchini, Rena Cheng, and Asia Lancaster
Director, “How to Avoid Annoying People”
A Brazilian illustrator and graphic designer living in New York, Ariel's first short film, "How to Avoid Annoying People" was created as a thesis project at the School of Visual Arts in New York City under the MFA Computer Art department.
Xabier Urrutia Perez
Director, “Level 1457 Last”
Xabier completed this solo film as part of his junior level CG course at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. He is now completing his senior year, and finishing his senior thesis project. He hopes to work in feature films.
Director, “Portlandia Rats Book” and Director, “The Uncluded, ‘Organs’"
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at Laurelhurst Theater & Pub
2735 East Burnside Street
Portland, United States
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