“For the 13th edition of the Stop Motion Festival of Montréal we wanted to create a teaser that would highlight the number 13, which is believed to bring bad luck in some countries and good luck in others."
Old Bet was the famous elephant of a Somers, New York farmer who bought her to farm the land and ultimately realized that was not going to happen...Old Bet ultimately became the first circus elephant in America. Set to a tune sung by her friend, an old farm dog, their story is portrayed in colorful, handcrafted animation, created frame by frame with clay-on-glass and oil pastel animation.
From director Gianluca Maruotti comes another music video for the artist, Giangrande. This time it is a clay stop motion piece for the single, Morning Dew. The song is a guitar-heavy, poignant, tune of a
More than anything else, what signals the tension in the BESTIA trailer, is the sound track. It builds as the trailer progresses, making it almost obvious that what originally seems like a mundane snapshot of life would soon feature both a knife (twice) and a gun by the end. Inspired by real events, BESTIA, by Hugo Covarrubias, enters the life of a secret police agent in the military dictatorship in Chile.
“In a year that was challengingly weird I found some solace in creating some critters that were entertainingly weird,” director Andy Martin of Handymartain studio said of his piece, (a) Critter Compendium.