Ooh, the inimitable Michel Gondry. The French filmmaker’s The Man Who Is Tall Heavy?, a documentary on linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky, will be out in US theaters on Nov 22. The trailer shows Gondry animating his conversations with Chomsky in his characteristically DIY offbeat style. Already looks unmissable.
Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]
In a teleportation booth in a galaxy far, far away … whoops, wrong movie. In a teleportation booth in a mall not too far away, Star Trek Into Darkness celebrated its release by showing shoppers that teleportation is real. Or not. Members of the U.S.S. Enterprise picked seemingly random mall-goers and had them enter the […]
Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.
I am big fan Julia Pott’s illustration and animations. Her characters are awkward, cute and sometimes very personal. Her latest animation, Belly, tells very heartfelt story about how it is to be the youngest child.
Jason Sturgill perfectly encapsulates what is RIGHT about the Portland art scene right now: excessively accessible, exclusively inclusive. Sturgill has a background in advertising, design and various curatorial practices. He is the type of person that makes shit happen. His project Art Is Forever is something that should exist in every art museum in the […]
Have you ever imagined what the bottom of the ocean would look like? Motion graphic artist Mark van Berkel has. His last project is an animation called Utopia. This short movie shows the cold and dark atmosphere of the deepest depths of the ocean. van Berkel loves to create foreign universes in his work, in […]
Director David O’Reilly (The External World) creates a new short using an iPad app called McLaren’s Workshop. A beautifully simple story of being on fire, it features O’Reilly’s typical dry humour and stripped down aesthetic.
Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]
I caught this new short by Art Director Anaïs La Rocca at the School of Visual Arts NYC last Friday night. A wonderful, charming, beautiful film, I expect we’ll be seeing much more from La Rocca who may drop the ‘Art’ in her title and perhaps settle for just simply ‘Director’? Here’s hoping, anyhow.
We’re digging the Cupidity video shorts from Cornetto which explore the theme of teen love from a number of different perspectives and locations. These atmospheric films were shot in cinematic style (Quentin Tarantino, eat your heart out!) in the urban meccas of Hong Kong (Margot), Los Angeles (X Phobia), Istanbul (Beauty and the Geek) and […]
Illustrator and animator Anitos has made a stop-motion animation that will make you chuckle. Using the classic song by Ray Cathode, aka George Martin, called Time Beat, it tells a story about a monster being born and trying to figure out its surroundings.
These are the kind of words that change, or should change, your outlook on day to day life entirely. The late, legendary David Foster Wallace gave the speech, This Is Water, to a class of university graduates in 2005. Now it’s been put to film, and very effectively so.
Line uses 24 camera motion capture to make this short film which was inspired by dancing in a Brixton nightclub with dancer Afua Awuku and the dynamic paintings of Jackson Pollock. As a nightclub DJ, Reuben played the Brazilian track Negrume da Noite by Virginia Rodrigues.
Since this was my first year not living with my parents, I was worried that my winter visit home to Washington would leave me unfulfilled and nostalgic for the old days. Thankfully, my Christmas break was quite the opposite from the sad one that’s portrayed in my new film, No More Waiting. To make this […]