Its almost here folks, so here are our last 3 featured films being shown tomorrow... 'SCENT OF GERANIUM', 'THE BEAST FROM A BAZILLION FATHOMS' and 'TREASURE NEST'. We're sure you're going to love them, along with all the other fabulous animation delights we're screening!
The film: Immigration is a new chapter in one's life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one's life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical account of the director's experience with immigration.
The filmmaker: Naghmeh Farzaneh is an Iranian animator and filmmaker who entered the animation world after getting her bachelor’s degree in Painting. She began her first film, trapped in time, as an exercise to learn the medium, the work got an international recognition in many film festivals. In 2011 she immigrated to the United States to continue filmmaking while pursuing her MFA in Animation. Naghmeh's films have been officially selected in many international festivals around the globe including Leeds International Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Tricky Women, Tehran International Animation Festival and has won awards at Animateka Festival, 47ht ASIFA EAST Animation Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival to mention the few. Naghmeh currently is an animation faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The film: Follow along as an ill-tempered sea monster, bent on world destruction, achieves one small victory during his ferocious rampage.
The filmmaker: Patrick Neary is an established filmmaker with experience working in both live action and animation. His cinematography credits include the feature films “Black Road”, with Sam Daly and Simon Templeman, “Redwood Highway”, with Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt and ”Calvin Marshall”, with Steve Zahn and Diedrich Bader. He has also shot series and commercial projects for ABC, Disney Channel, Animal Planet, Turner Entertainment, Kraft Foods, and other national clients. As an animator, Patrick's work includes stop motion as well as traditional, hand-drawn projects. Patrick works out of his Portland, Oregon studio.
The film: Treasure Nest is a 3D animated short following the adventures of Blue a cat-like creature in search of hidden riches. Along his way Blue discovers a bird-like creature named Peanut who he reluctantly brings along in hopes that she will be the key to unlocking the treasure. Through the use of such programs as Maya ZBrush Photoshop Houdini Nuke and After Effects the Treasure Nest thesis group presents a beautifully hand-painted world in which Blue’s resolve is tested throughout his journey... eventually leading him to a prize of which he never expected.
The filmmaker: Joy Tien: Joy is a CG artist based in SF. Recently she graduated from the MFA Computer Art Program at School of Visual Arts, focusing on texturing/ surfacing in CG production. Her professional experience includes working as junior 3D modeler/ texture artist/ visual development artist and storyboard assistant. Not limited to the above- mentioned area, she is also proficient at shading, lighting and compositing in 3D animation production. She has been working and traveling to different cities, such as Taiwan, New York, Vancouver ( SIGGRAPH 2014 ) and San Francisco. As a visual artist, Joy considers art as a means to translate imagination into reality. Her work emphasizes the usage of color and positive spirit, giving the audience a sense of happiness and a temporary illusion of escaping real life.