I am happy to announce that ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’ is an official selection for The Kurtzfilmtage Winterhur 2014 “The most important short film showcase in Switzerland”

 

A tiny interview I did for Telluride. I did say though that my favorite drama was Raging Bull/Persona which gives a much better idea of my taste than merely the former. Everything else is accurate.

A tiny interview I did for Telluride. I did say though that my favorite drama was Raging Bull/Persona which gives a much better idea of my taste than merely the former. Everything else is accurate.

Telluride Film Festival

Jeanette and I just got back from a fantastic trip to the 41st Telluride Film Festival where my animated short ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’ premiered. it was introduced as a “film you will never forget”. People reacted extremely well to it, many of them stopping me in the streets to complement it or to ask questions during the days that followed. The program consisting of five other shorts was popular enough to secure another screening which, like the first one, played to a full theater.

One of the highlights of the festival was being invited to talk about my film along with the other directors of the Filmmakers of Tomorrow to discuss our films with high school students from the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium (a program that takes place during the festival in which high school students from both Telluride and other towns get to learn about filmmaking from noted filmmakers). 

The festival itself is amazing beyond belief. The often used description “the greatest film festival in the world” is no exaggeration. I left Telluride both inspired and excited about all the people I met and films I saw.

Now that their top-secret program has been revealed, I can finally announce that ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’ is an official selection for the 41st Telluride Film Festival where it will premiere this weekend.  

'The Pride of Strathmoor' is an official selection for the following festivals. Very exciting.

Ottawa International Animation Festival

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 

Anim’est International Animation Festival

RIFF - Reykjavik International Film Festival

Diabolique International Film Festival

Second poster for my film ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’ I will be printing a batch of these tomorrow and then shipping them off for a screening. Watch the trailer here

Second poster for my film ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’ I will be printing a batch of these tomorrow and then shipping them off for a screening. Watch the trailer here

Ballpoint pen and markers

Today, I reverted back to boyhood and drew this glowing green skull. Some urges cannot be resisted. 

Today, I reverted back to boyhood and drew this glowing green skull. Some urges cannot be resisted. 

Ballpoint pen and markers.

Ballpoint pen and markers.

Taking a break from working on the new film after spending the day sound mixing ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’, I drew William F. Buckley Jr.  I have been wanting to draw his face for a long time.  Ballpoint pen and marker.

Taking a break from working on the new film after spending the day sound mixing ‘The Pride of Strathmoor’, I drew William F. Buckley Jr.  I have been wanting to draw his face for a long time.  Ballpoint pen and marker.