Men in Skirts

"I simply state that I’m a product of a versatile mind in a restless generation – with every reason to throw my mind and pen in with the radicals. Even if, deep in my heart, I thought we were all blind atoms in a world as limited as a stroke of a pendulum, I and my sort would struggle against tradition; try, at least, to displace old cants with new ones. I’ve thought I was right about life at various times, but faith is difficult. One thing I know. If living isn’t seeking for the grail it may be a damned amusing game."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise)

The winners of the New York International Children's Film Festival are listed HERE.

NSFW but from a brilliant Fosse move "All That Jazz"



And now for my review of the ASIFA-East Film festival. I will restrict my opinions to one short sentence:

Top 5 Student Films:
5 -
"A Rant" by Matt Christensen A clever stream-o-consciousness piece about the struggle over making student films.
4 -
"New Soul" by Audrey Skalkowski A roughly animated but sensuous story of a tormented trapeze artist.
3 -
"Down to the Bone" by Peter Ahern A creepy hilarious story about allergies gone horribly wrong.
2 -
"The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9" by Jake Armstrong The cutest sharptoothed 6 eyed space monster ever!
1 - "Singles" by Rebecca Sugar. A hallucinatory reflection upon the self and loneliness.

Top 3 Independent Films:
Honorary Mention -
"Aesthetic Species Maps" by David Montgomery Beauty in form and color found in ordinary and exotic nature cross sections.
3 -
"The Thing in the Distance" by Elliot Cowan A primal story of two best friends dealing with the world.
2 -
"The Hybrid Union" by Hybroll Animation 3 machines. 1 cloud. The desert.
1 - "Off-Line" by Tom Gasek. A microwave's circuit board flawlessly brought to life.

Woody Award - "Batman: A Death in the Family" by RobsMedia

Top 3 Sponsored Films under 2mins:
3 -
"My Daughter Studies" by David B Levy A funny and educational short about punctuation.
2 - "Don't Miss It" by David Cowles & Jeremy Galante. A slickly polished and action packed commercial for an orchestra.

1 - "Midtown Twist" by Twinkle LLC (loses points for being unGooglable). A sketchbook of NYC brought to life.

Top 3 Sponsored Films over 2mins:
3 -
"Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Weston Woods Studio You must not let the pigeon drive the bus.
2 - "One Time We Lived" by Slippery Rock Creative LLC. I <3>

1 - "ELECTRIC CAR" *CLAP CLAP* by Tiny Inventions I almost sang along to this "They Might Be Giants" song in the theatre itself.



I premiered my latest Macy's drawing (above) at "The Art of Fashion" show at Webster Hall last Friday (below). Thanks to everyone who came to support my art!

STYLO - the new single from the GORILLAZ... My favorite animated band makes the transition to the 3rd dimension! And a special cameo by my single most favorite comic bk character.

For a month of Sundays I will be volunteering at the
NY International Children's Film Festival.
The first Sunday I got to rip tickets and hand out programs and ballots for the short films. Here are some highlights:

The Happy Duckling pop up book animation!
Electric Car - They Might Be Giants catchy song, cute video

Lebensader Eskimo art!

DSi head tracking video games