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New York Who’s Who (18)

August 27, 2011
9:00 pm

An eclectic, high-energy roll-call of indie animators working in the Big Apple right now – from lofts to semi-legal studios, film collectives and festival bars, it all culminates right here!

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‘Rocks In My Pockets’ (excerpt) (Signe Baume, 2011)

Rocks In My Pockets

We’re feeling a bit lucky – a sneak preview of a Signe Baume feature, which is still in production. Signe helped A LOT to put this programme together and she’s right in the middle of the New York indie scene. Her new feature promises to be something special.


‘The Flying House’ (Bill Plympton & Winsor McCay, 2011)

The Flying House

A unique project that spans the history of New York animation. Using original footage, the grandmaster of the New York indie scene, Bill Plympton, adapts and re-animates the 1921 Winsor McCay classic, ‘The Flying House’.


‘Made You Cringe’ (Andy & Caroline London, 2011)

Made You Cringe

Hot off the press! A series of brand new, decidedly low-brow mini-episodes from the fertile minds of the Londons.


‘Together!’ (David Sheahan, 2009)


A turbo-charged, psychedelic, bug overload that follows the highs and lows of a freaky little collection of cockroaches.


‘LGFUAD’ (Kelsey Stark, 2010)


Ghosts just wanna have fun. An everlasting limbo where death has no meaning.


‘Q & A’ (Mike Rauch & Tim Rauch, 2009)


Twelve-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s syndrome, interviews his mother Sarah about everything from cockroaches to her feelings about him as a kid.


‘You’re Outa Here’ (George Griffin, 2009)

You're Outa Here

A spunky descendant of Betty Boop tells her no-good boyfriend to hit the road to the striding rhythms of Fats Waller’s ‘The Minor Drag’, reinvented as ‘You’re Outa Here’. A modern soundie.


‘Down To The Bone’ (Peter Ahern, 2009)

Down To The Bone

Life just ain’t no good when you’ve had your skin pulled off you.


‘Divers’ (Paris Mavroidis, 2008)


Free-form elegance and free-falling grace. An experimental animation inspired by Busby Berkeley’s mass gymnastics and experimental cinema from the ‘20s and ‘30s.


‘Accumulonimbus’ (Andy Kennedy, 2010)


A meditation on motion and the life cycle of matter, animated hands-on in soft clay on a spin cycle.


‘Something Left, Something Taken’ (Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter, 2010)

Something Left, Something Taken

Everyone who enters a crime scene leaves something behind and takes something away.


‘Guard Dog Global Jam’ (Bill Plympton, 2010)

Guard Dog Global Jam

Bill Plympton’s classic Guard Dog re-animated by a small battalion of 70 online contributors. A vast exhilarating mash-up of techniques and styles but a ‘Plymptoon’ down to the core.


‘Rinky Dink’ (John Dilworth, 2009)

Rinky Dink

A decidedly post-modern fairytale about a princess who finds her decidedly post-modern true love.