Director – Cooper Wood (ELIJAH’S DANCE)

Director Statement This film is a direct reflection of my own consciousness. Developed over an entire semester- I utilized the mediums of white and black charcoal to render a plane of existence whose absurdity and terror brings my character face-to-face with my greatest fear- Death. In recent times, I have encountered Death in several ways.… Continue reading Director – Cooper Wood (ELIJAH’S DANCE)

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Short Film: ELIJAH’S DANCE, 7min., USA, Animation

The circumstances of Life can be a tantalizing reflection of Death’s inevitability. Elijah, a soldier who encounters Death itself- will soon learn which he has a stake in, and which he does not. Project Links  Instagram

Director Biography – Ken Yoffe & Ellen Weisberg, John Vo (JUSTIN AN THE WERLOOBEE)

Ellen Weisberg is a cancer researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Principal Associate in Medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA), with a doctorate in pharmacology. Ken Yoffe is a pediatrician (Billerica, MA). He also holds a doctorate in genetics. Ken and Ellen are part-time children’s book authors. Publications include short stories and poetry… Continue reading Director Biography – Ken Yoffe & Ellen Weisberg, John Vo (JUSTIN AN THE WERLOOBEE)

Short Film: JUSTIN AN THE WERLOOBEE, 11min., USA, Animation

Based on the published book, FRUIT OF THE VINE (Weisberg and Yoffe, Waldorf Publishing, 2018). In JUSTIN AND THE WERLOOBEE, we meet Justin, a sensitive, introspective boy whose physical features and personality make him a convenient target for many of his cruel peers. One night, he wakes to find himself on a mysterious island, which… Continue reading Short Film: JUSTIN AN THE WERLOOBEE, 11min., USA, Animation

Director Biography – JOHN BANANA (LUZ)

Computer graphic artist, animator, director, producer…John Banana has no time to get bored… nor to rest…With more than 20 years experience in the digital industry, John Banana leads Digital Banana Studio, a Paris based small animation studio. Since its creation, he directed dozens of commercials and TV series pilotes. He played a major role in… Continue reading Director Biography – JOHN BANANA (LUZ)

Director Biography – Johnny DePalma (52 – A TALE OF LONELINESS)

In 2006, Johnny DePalma founded Umbrelly Books Publishing where he continues to grow his personal vision of unique children’s literature. To date, Mr. DePalma has released six books, created one popular, albeit bizarre holiday, and brought home first place from the Bay Area Olympiad of Arts. Recently, he conceived and curated the Emergency Art Museum… Continue reading Director Biography – Johnny DePalma (52 – A TALE OF LONELINESS)