Films 2021

Spotlight

Director / Animator: L. Ash
Music: Barnaby Bright

“Spotlight” is the official music video for Barnaby Bright’s 2021 single. The narrative explores fame and celebrity in the volatile age of social media. This animation is made up of 6,800 hand drawn frames.

PROSE

Director: Kevin Wilson
Writer / Producer: Aja Cooper
Producers: Clarielle Marsh, Allan Meade Jr.

An English exam takes two college students on a journey of defining their relationship.

Good Boy Cerberus

Director / Writer: MK Singleton
Writers: Kam Szeliga, Vale Stanley
Producers: Emily Gallinger, Bobby Mageau

When Cerberus, a three-headed puppy, ends up on the lord of the underworld’s doorstep, he goes through guard dog training to become useful to his new master. Will he remain a cute and loving puppy, or end up the monster that he was born to be?

3:35 To Boston

Director / Producer: Kay Barnes
Writer / Producer: Barbara Autin

A military wife, struggling to balance all the pieces of her life, breaks down when she realizes the life she had originally planned for herself may not be possible.

Mixed Head

Director / Writer: Isaiah Forte-Rose
Writer: Andres Cornejo

A difficult decision must be made by a group of the same person, each of whom have a different personality.

Otonashi

Director / Writer / Producer: Martin Gerigk

Otonashi is a philosophical voyage through inner and outer experiences of the human existence – an audiovisual meditation of futuristic transmutations about the Japanese Hannya Shingyō.

Le Varou

Director / Writer: Marie Heyse
Producer: Carine Rusznieswki

Ever since Gabi has been living alone in her caravan on the edge of the woods, a mysterious beast has been prowling around after dark.

Free Order

Director / Writer / Producer: Brian Sheehan

A delivery driver becomes involved in a customer’s family situation.

Shadowboxing

Director / Writer: Zander Heiselman
Writers: Reece Clemmons, Ralph Parker
Producer: Jenna Cusack

Fighting in an underground MMA league, a young fighter named Miles and his coercive father have dreams of being the best in the sport. After Miles believes he’s accidentally killed one of his opponents, he struggles to confront his father, his emotions, and the bet wagered by an agent that could make or break his career.

Moments

Director / Writer / Producer: Jeremy Carr

A middle-aged widower processes grief through a subtle connection with a neighborhood jogger.

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