Director BIO: Vojin Vasovic (TWICE UPON A TIME)

Director Biography – Vojin Vasovic

Vojin vasovic writer and director

Vojin Vasovic is a film and theatre director. He finished his film-directing B.A. program at The Academy of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, and Master of Arts in experimental theatre at the University of Toronto. He is the recipient of many awards for scene movement, lighting design and direction in theatre. His films (Breathtaking, Back Portrait) were enrolled in many international film festivals for which he won several awards. His previous animated short 5 Minutes Each was selected at more than 100 festivals and won 30 international awards for best animation, direction and original score. He is currently preparing his first animated feature film.

 

Director Statement

 

Twice Upon a Time is an animated poem, a fairy tale for all generations about a king with split personality, split time and a split screen. It is a story about dual nature of kings and things and how playing cards came to be. Two kings in one king are fighting for predominance and reveal to us the world that always has the flip side of the coin. The King is not vicious at his intentions, but more so unhappily found in the situation that he obviously can’t solve on his own. The film’s theme addresses a general problem of contradictories of a mankind – wishes that are both good and bad, times that are both happy and sad, inner voices that puzzle our mind and never-ending duality of a mankind. Twice Upon a Time is our artistic way of animating a story of our own inner conflicts with ourselves; story about contradictory age in which our bodies and souls live (or we would want them to live) and lastly about self-destruction that we often use as a tool to go forward.

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Short Film: THE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation

Bus trip press01 300dpiSarah is invited to show her film in Israel as part of a film festival bus trip.
She is hoping for political discussions and friendship, except the conversation stops each time she brings up the occupation of Palestine. So instead, Sarah talks to her dead dad over a noisy phone line.

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.

Project Links

October 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterPROMETHEUS INDUSTRIES, 7min, Germany, Animation/Comedy
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ACTORNOVEL Reading – SNAYGILL: SLITHERY TEMPTATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Michelle B. Assor

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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

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

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

Get to know the short film: PINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation

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

Pinkbubble01Pink Bubbles is a short 3D animation about a lonely whale looking for a companionship. Diving underwater, this whale has been ignored by other whales because their calls are on different frequencies. As he is a fighter, he never gives up on finding someone who can understand him. His longing leads him to a tragic end.

  • Pei Yao
    Director
  • Pei Yao
    Producer
  • Pei Yao
    Writer
  • Pei Yao
    CG
  • Kaspar Kaae
    composer
  • Film Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes

 

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