Short Film: MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

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Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent’s gothic mansion one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated ‘one shot’ film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness. Our goal with this film was to combine the creeping horror of H.P. Lovecraft with the wacky action of classic Saturday morning cartoons. This bizarre juxtaposition of styles helps emphasize both the weirdness of the horror and the silliness of the humor. Also the idea of “Scooby-doo chases in H.P. Lovecraft” is just inherently funny, to us at least. The “side-scrolling” cinematography both suited the 2D animation and helped emphasize the eerie atmosphere of the mansion surroundings. It also makes it easy to understand where everything is in relationship to each other during the chaotic chase sequences.

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2017 ANIMATION Short Films (40)

40 of the best Animated Short Films from around the world was showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Watch the audience feedback videos:

 

festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
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festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
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festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPOST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure
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festival posterLEAD THE PARADE, 15min., USA, Documentary/Society
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festival posterPROMETHEUS INDUSTRIES, 7min, Germany, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterPEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation
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festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
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festival posterPERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic
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festival posterONE PER PERSON, 10min., Canada, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterFRUIT, 7min., Germany, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterOUR CRAPPY TOWN, 8min, USA, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterINGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterDISNEY CARTOON CAMERA, 23min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
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festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterTHE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
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festival posterVOICING SILENCE, 3min, UK, Animation
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festival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
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BLOSSOM OF MY HEART, 4min, Canada, Experimental/Anti-Romance
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festival posterNOSTOMANIA, 2min, Canada, Experimental
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festival posterKAROUMA, 12min, United Arab Emirates, Animation
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festival posterHANGING, 6min, USA, Animation
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festival posterMY LIFE I DON’T WANT, 12min, Myanmar, Animation
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festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
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festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
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festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
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festival posterMEMORY SYNC, 6min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

 

September 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOJACK HORSEMAN show
September 2017 Reading
by Cameron Chapman

ACTORANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON
September 2017 Reading
by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein

festival posterPEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation
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festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
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festival posterPERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic
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festival posterONE PER PERSON, 10min., Canada, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterFRUIT, 7min., Germany, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterOUR CRAPPY TOWN, 8min, USA, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterINGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

August 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WEBBED
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Drusetta

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – RICK & MORTY
August 2017 Reading
by Daniel Richardson
festival posterDISNEY CARTOON CAMERA, 23min, USA, Documentary
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

July 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill
festival posterSTRANGE BEASTS, 5min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

ANIMATION Movie Scene of the Day: Horton Hears a Who! – The Mayor of Whoville (2008)

The Mayor (Steve Carell) gives as much time to this many children as possible, but none interests him more than his heir, Jojo (Jesse McCartney).


FILM DESCRIPTION:
When a kindly elephant hears a faint cry of help from a floating speck of dust, his attempts to protect the tiny particle cause his neighbors to question his sanity in this animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic 1954 children’s book of the same name. Produced by Ice Age makers Blue Sky, scripted by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, and directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, Horton Hears a Who reunites Bruce Almighty co-stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carell as the eponymous elephant and the mayor of Whoville respectively.

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