Film Maudit 2.0 – ANIMATED MADNESS
November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST$10.00
A collection of New animated short films making their Los Angeles premiere. These works, from around the world, encompass stop-motion, hand-drawn, collage and digital animation. Not appropriate for children!
NIGHT TRAIN (USA, 2018, dir. Deirdre Beck)
Two people go out in their car at night and are faced with an experience personal to themselves.
Deirdre Beck is an artist and filmmaker with a BFA in Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
THE MOTORCYCLIST (Canada, 2019, dir. Ben Bruhmuller)
A nearly lost motorcyclist, rides between worlds in this stop-motion, animated, mixed-media film.
Ben Bruhmuller is a filmmaker who specializes in animated / mixed-media films of the surreal variety. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, he now lives in Owen Sound.
INTERSECTIONAL BIOPOLITICS OF SIZZURP (USA, 2018, dir. Eli Ayres)
Silicon and carbon unite.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (USA, 2019, dir. Eli Ayres)
High tensions on a cloudy day.
Eli Ayres: Motion design artist, Baltimore based, Los Angeles bound. https://vimeo.com/eliayres
DEEP LOVE (Ukraine, 2019, dir. Mykyta Lyskov)
Deep love has finally happened in Ukraine
Mykyta Lyskov was born in 1983, Dnipro (Ukraine). From 1997 – 2002 studied painting at the art college(Dnipro) –
2012 – graduate Kyev cinema and television University (director of animated film). Lives and creates animation in the Dnipro (Ukraine) https://www.facebook.com/nikita.liskov
FARSE [FARCE] (Norway, 2018, dir. Robin Jensen)
A man, a woman and a meat grinder. Love is messy.
Robin Jensen (Norway) studied animation and documentary filmmaking at Volda University College, and Visual Communication at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He works as a director, writer, designer and animator.
CHICKEN OF THE DEAD (France, 2019, dir. Julien David)
Bernard Lepique is the CEO of “Quasi”, a company specializing in the production of half-bio, half-antibiotics chickens. Today Bernard is launching its new kind of chicken, but everything does not go as planned…
After graduating from EnsAD in 2002, Julien David wrote and directed several shorts films and series for the French TV: Les Multiples for Canal Plus, Dr Cac for France 5, The Raving Rabbits for France 3, Cut-Up, Le Python, Buddy Joe for Arte. He’s also the coordinator of ASA (Atelier Supérieur d’Animation) in Paris.
HUNKS (USA, 2018, dir. Katie Kapuza)
An animated reaction to bullish male stereotypes in rock culture. When asked to create a short for a rock group, the filmmakers thought about the grueling institution of male posturing in the rock world and how difficult and demeaning it can be to insist that men live up to the macho scumbag ideal of rock music culture. The animation is hand drawn, scanned and printed as puppets, then captured and animated under the camera, then finished and edited digitally.
By applying abstraction and a dark sense of humor, Katie Kapuza creates short films and music videos that defy convention and embark on the unusual via both a tried-and-true approach as well as trial and error. Katie veers toward the non-narrative, the bizarre and the misunderstood to tell stories of inanimate objects in surprising situations. She lives and works in Chicago, IL
DIGISEXDREAMS (Brazil/Belgium, 2019, dir. João Antunes Jr.)
In a future where sexbots are a sentient and enslaved race when you mess with something too much, it can consume you.
SPARKBLADE (Brazil, 2019, dir. João Antunes Jr.)
A golden cyber ninja that goes throughout a test and ends finding her biggest challenge, in a futuristic, cyberpunk world. Made almost entirely on frame-by-frame animation, on the style of classic animations of the 80s and 90s.
João Antunes Jr. is a Brazillian Illustrator and animator focusing on sci-fi, cyberpunk, and horror.
CATERPILLARPLASTY (Canada, 2018, dir. David Barlow-Krleina)
Set in a state-of-the-art clinic, in a world where advanced technologies have given rise to new standards of beauty and prestige, Caterpillarplasty offers its sardonic take on a social obsession with beauty that’s spiraled out of control.
Born in 1988 in Ottawa, Canada to parents who had immigrated from Great Britain and the Czech Republic, David Barlow-Krleina grew up in a family of professionals who appreciated art, but only as a hobby.
His films are a unique blend of aesthetics, fusing elements from science fiction, fine arts, music videos, video games, slapstick comedy and other trippy things. He enjoys exploring themes that deal with inner experience: dreams, fantasy, hallucination. Capturing those moments where we momentarily break from reality. He likes the idea of using caricature to convey certain states of mind. Doing with images what language alone cannot do.
To create art that speaks to many people is an extremely challenging and rewarding endeavor. He likes making images that are visually appealing, but also distorted in certain ways. It’s that back and forth, between attraction and repulsion that makes it exciting. It always surprises him about what sticks and why certain images have the effect they do.
THE SCUZZIES (USA, 2019, dir. Jimmy ScreamerClauz)
A 15 minute short film that’s like a Saturday Morning Cartoon made for misanthropic hippy kids that like to mix tidepod colored mushrooms and goats blood into their sugary breakfast cereals.
Jimmy ScreamerClauz is primarily known for his claims of having been hired in the late 1980s to reverse-engineer purported extraterrestrial technology at a secret site called “S-4”, allegedly located several kilometers south of the United States Air Force facility popularly known as Area 5. Clauzar claims he examined an alien craft that ran on an antimatter reactor powered by element 115, which at the time had not yet been synthesized. He also claims to have read US government briefing documents that described alien involvement in human affairs over the past 10,000 years.
THE BALLAD OF GEORGE TAKAI (Canada, 2018, dir. Kenneth Filmer)
Music video for trio T.F.G.’s “The Ballad of George Takei,” a vulgar, yet loving paean to the Star Trek actor. Filled with as much profane and/or suggestive imagery as could be squeezed into the music video format, including some vintage Star Trek dolls hand-place and hand-debased by underground comic legend Mike Diana.
THE TFG/”G.O.P” video (USA, 2018, dir. Nouri Zander)
An animated music video for trio T.F.G. (Totally Fucking Gay) utilizing original artwork by the esteemed underground cartoonist Mike Diana. All the stops were pulled out on this, which resulted in it being banned by YouTube, twice!
KHLOARIS is a production and screening collective specializing in unusual content. Nouri Zander is an animator, artist and filmmaker with a diverse background in children’s programming, creating many interstitials and short films for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., PBS Kids, Disney Education, Hearst, Weston Woods, Marvel and MTV. Nouri was the lead animator on “Marvel Knights – Astonishing X-Men: Gifted” and has recently done a number of projects with underground rock luminaries Royal Trux.
SAVAGE DEATH VALLEY (Netherlands, 2019, dir. Waldemar Schuur)
Two cavewomen try and survive in a perilous wasteland, where gargantuan beasts rule. Will they fight their way through in this prehistoric fantasy adventure?
Waldemar Schuur is a Dutch animator from Rotterdam. His passion lies in mixed media animation and experimenting with unconventional materials and techniques. He likes to mix stop-motion, puppetry and animatronics with digital and/or traditional 2D animation, to breathe life into bizarre and spiritual worlds filled with sex and violence.