you can watch my short film “A Spot for Frog” here via this vimeo link 🐸💚
my deepest thanks in advance to anyone inclined to watch & log it, i would love to know what you think ✨👀
hello friends! for the past five months, I've been hard at work creating this 6-minute experimental animated short film about gender & identity. this was my first time doing claymation as well as composing an original score for my work, and I'm proud of how it turned out (as well as relieved to have finally finished! 😅)
many thanks to my peers and the wonderful faculty in my grad program at Syracuse, as well as my friends and family for all…
i understand completely why people tend to describe Lanthimos’s movies as cold and unemotional, but I think what draws me powerfully into each one is the fact that underneath the unsettling uncanny surface of flat affect & dry deliveries, i actually feel a churning depth of emotion in all of his characters, including in this movie.
the warped, distinctive type of cinema-reality he conjures demands more active engagement of an audience than a conventional movie that tries to represent “normality” like…
earlier in the summer, i created this short 2-minute filmpoem as part of Counterclock Literary Magazine's "Patchwork: Film x Poetry" interdisciplinary artists fellowship, which pairs filmmakers and poets to create art together. my poet partner was a BRILLIANT high school poet named Mackenzie Duan, who inspired me deeply with their poem and was a fantastic collaborator on the project.
for the handcrafted animation, I mixed various physical materials including oil pastels, window markers, graphite, charcoal, and watercolor paints, working frame-by-frame on both glass and paper.
I wish I liked this movie more, but the good news is that while watching this I downloaded an app called Penguin Isle and began some very important work on raising a colony of penguins, so in the coming weeks, I will be content to stay indoors and wait out this pandemic while tending to my penguin children
when I heard Netflix was doing an animated adult sci-fi anthology I was incredibly excited! went into this first episode expecting to love it... but 15 minutes later, I was left not only unconvinced, but doubtful that I'll be watching any more of the series.
personally I was turned off by the superficial, poorly written, misogynistic dystopian vision on display here. despite a surface-level impulse to disguise itself as a feminist critique of patriarchal institutions, the episode remains rooted in…