Films with a monochrome flair to them! 'Gift of the Woods', 'Fido' and 'A Miner Problem'.
The Film: 'Gift of the Woods' is an oddly touching dark animated fairytale about a girl who finds a doll in the woods.
The Filmmaker: Kris Theorin is a director, animator, editor, and VFX artist. He has created content for several national brands including LEGO, Tube Heroes, Tongal, Zooppa, StikBot and SOAP Creative. Stop motion animation is one of his specialties but he is equally as talented creating live action short films and commercials.
The Film: 'Fido' is about a loyal dog waiting for his master.
The Filmmaker: Yer 'Za' Vue: My passion for drawing and painting led me to attend The Kansas City Art Institute, where I received my BFA in Illustration in 1993. After interning at Hallmark Cards and Disney Feature Animation, I relocated to Orlando, Florida where I spent over 10 years working for Disney on traditional animated films and shorts. My list of credits include The Little Match Girl, Brother Bear, Lilo & Stitch, John Henry, Tarzan, Mulan, Pochontas, and Circle of Life. Since 2006, I’ve taught animation, illustration and on-location painting at The Art Institute in Portland, Oregon. I've directed numerous animated shorts including Fido, Cinderfella, Bubbles, Masterpiece Makeover, Ethos, and Paper Indians. Teaching allows me to fully pursue my love of painting.
The Film: 'A Miner Problem' is a Senior Animated Film for BFA Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
The Filmmaker: Kyle Mentus