Director BIO: Will Kim (GLORIOUS VICTORY)

Short Film: Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Will Kim is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. Will currently teaches animation and drawing at Riverside City College where he also directs Riverside City College Animation Showcase. Will Kim received an MFA (’09) in Animation from UCLA and a BFA (’07) in Character Animation from Cal Arts. In recent years, he also taught at CalArts, Community Arts Partnership and Sitka Fine Arts Camp as a media art instructor. Kim’s work has showed in over 100 international film/animation festivals and auditoriums including Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater, Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Theater, The Getty Center, The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative, and Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego. As an animation supervisor and a lead animator, Will has participated in various feature and short live action films that were selected for the New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, Los Angeles Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and Cannes.

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Get to know the short film: GLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Gloriousvictory 1Glorious Victory is a watercolor animated short about two beetles intensely fighting over a fig fruit.

 

  • Will Kim
    Director
  • Will Kim
    Writer
  • Will Kim
    Producer
  • Will Kim
    Animator
  • Will Kim
    Editor
  • Tatenori Hamasaka
    Composer
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    horror, action, suspicious, experimental, contemporary art
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director BIO: Susan Shulman (Purrs and ‘Ol Man Blues)

Short Film: Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

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Director Biography

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SUSAN SHULMAN STUDIED AT THE MUSÉE DES BEAUX ARTS DE MONTREAL, THE SAIDYE BRONFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, & RECEIVED A BFA WITH DISTINCTION FROM CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY. AS PAINTER AND VISUAL ARTIST, SUSAN HAS BEEN PROLIFIC IN CREATING BODIES OF WORK IN BOTH TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL ART FORMS. OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS SHE HAS GONE ON TO EXPLORE CONNECTING HER INDIVIDUAL CREATIVE PROCESSES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. HER ART HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF MANY UNIQUE ART PROJECTS, NOTABLY THE WORLD WIDE ART MOVEMENT “A BOOK ABOUT DEATH”, IN THE CO-CREATION OF THE VIRTUAL STUDIO SPACE “SEEKING KALI” AND THE EXQUISITE CORPS BLOG “METACLIMB”. SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON HER MULTI MEDIUM BLUES BUNNY SERIES AND CURRENTLY PRODUCING VIDEOS AND ALBUM COVERS FOR BLUES ARTISTS. SHE HAS PERFORMED HER ANIMATION AND HER UNIQUE BLUES BUNNY POETRY POEMS IN THE 2011-2016 “100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE” AND NUIT BLANCHE. TO DATE, SUSAN HAS HAD 11 SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND HER ART HAS BEEN DISPLAYED IN MANY GALLERIES LOCALLY AND HER WORKS HAVE BEEN EXPOSED IN: AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, BELGIUM, CROATIA, INDIA, ITALY, SERBIA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE USA.
SHE IS CURRENTLY BACK STUDYING FILM ANIMATION AT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FURTHER HER LOVE OF ANIMATION. HER FILM PURRS AND OL’ MAN BLUES WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST STORY AT THE CONCORDIA FILM FESTIVAL THIS MAY.

“THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF BEING AN ARTIST IS TO CREATE, EXPLORE, CHALLENGE AND SHARE ONE’S CREATIVITY WITH OTHERS.” SUSAN SHULMAN
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TWITTER: @shulman_susan INSTAGRAM: @susanshulmanartist

Get to know the short film: PURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

PurrsnolmanbluesfestivaladCool alley cat meets old blues musician and they tour together.

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  • Susan Shulman
    Director
  • Susan Shulman
    Writer
  • Susan Shulman
    Producer
  • Jack Dappa blues Musician and v/over
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Schmit (purrs and v/o
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    music, music video, #blues
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director BIO: Jacob Pettit (ONCE AND DONE)

Short Film: Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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I am a recent graduate of Philadelphia University, with a B.S. in animation. “Once and Done” is my first short film. I am currently looking for work in the animation industry, check me out on Behance or LinkedIn. Thank you.

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Get to know the short film: ONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Shot 2324   once and doneThis is the true story of Jeff as told by Jeff, who faces the repercussions of his choices, and learns from his mistakes.

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  • Jacob Pettit
    Director
  • Jacob Pettit
    Writer
  • Jacob Pettit
    Producer
  • Jeff Stump
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Pettit
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Humor, Crime, Animation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DCP
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director BIO: Pei Yao (PINK BUBBLES)

Short Film: Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Pei Yao is a New York-based 3D artist.
She has been working in the 3D field since her undergraduate studies in Digital Media Design at Ming Chuan University in Taiwan. After finishing her undergraduate work, she still sought more experience and knowledge. Hence, having decided to take her career to the next level, she started grad school in the MFA Computer Art department at School of Visual Arts.

Film and music have been Pei’s inspiration since she was a child. Film is also what she enthusiastically wants to pursue in her future career. She is specializes in compositing for live action film, and texture and lighting for 3D.

Director Statement

“Everything I learned I learned from movies.”Audrey Hepburn once said. Since I was about 11 years child, I have been always attracted by the engrossing world of movies. Every time I finished one movie, I feel like I have alighted into a flight of fancy alongside the leading man/woman. Each flick opens up new corridors of psychological perception in my brain. Likewise ‘Pink Bubbles’ aims to subtlety shift a facet of perception, facilitate a new grasp on a dire environmental crisis. At the same time, the film is spare and evocative. Open to multiple interpretations, it’s meaning can morph in multiform directions.

This tale is rooted on a 1990’s chronicle of a whale,traversing across a broad expanse of open ocean, whose sound frequency is incompatible with that of other whales. The author speculated that the 52-hertz creature must be companion-less. Somehow upon reading this, I feel akin to this likely suffering colossal mammal.

Equaling relating to this project “Her”(Spike Jonze) bespeaks the in-alterable/painful alienation I felt deep in my gut when I read about the whale. In NYC, like the future L.A. of the film, inhabitants are so consumed by the hustle bustle of overcommitted time schedules, that they fail to connect with others beyond a Hi-Bye level.

I want to escape from my prosaic life most of the time imagining there will be an escapade which opens a dimension of character, which heretofore was unknown to me. But fairy tales ain’t true. Hence, I transfer my desires to screen. Through compelling cinematic experience, we learn how sociology encompasses multi-faceted social arenas. I feel different emotions while watching “Her” at different ages; essence of what I want to bring to people.