The Second Coming

    Format: HD & DCP

     Running time: 2’ 20”

     Year: 2017

     Role: Director, producer, animator

    An animated film based on William Butler Yeats’ poem.

 

Primal Flux

    Format: HD & DCP

    Running time:3’10”

    Year: 2016

    Role: Director, producer, animator

    Primal Flux is high-relief clay animated directly before the camera.

    It combines abstract and figurative images to explore the nature of conscious

    and unconscious communication.

 

Night Weaver

    Format: HD & DCP

    Running time: 5:45

    Year 2015

     Role: Director, producer, animator

     An animated tapestry of abstract images inspired by the decorative arts of   

    Islamic women.

 

Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet  (feature film)

Chapter on Work

     Format: HD & DCP

     Running time: 4 minutes

     Year 2014

      Role: Director & animator

     

Lost and Found

     Format: HD & DCP

     Running time: 3’35”

     Year: 2012

     Role: Director, producer, animator

      Life’s passages are evoked in metamorphosing clay images.

 

Kubla Khan

     Format: HD & DCP

     Running time: 3’42”

     Year: 2011

     Role: Director, producer, animator

     An animated painting based on Samulel Taylor Coleridges’ poem.

 

Puffer Girl

     Format: HD & 35mm

     Running time: 5 minutes

     Year: 2009

     Role: Director, producer, animator

     The perplexing adventures of a puffer fish who pushes the boundaries of 

      her  world.   

 

Dowager’s Idyll

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 5 minutes

     Year: 2001

     Role: Director, producer, animator

     An animated kaleidoscope of abstract clay-painted images.

 

Innerplay

     Format: digital beta

     Running time: 11 minutes

     Year: 2000

     Role: Director, animator

     An abstract animated film commissioned by the Portland Symphony

     screened in a live concert performance.

 

Dowager’s Feast

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 5 minutes

     Year: 1996

     Role: Director, Producer, animator

     An exploration of the subconscious using abstract images.

 

Pro and Con

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 8 minutes

     Year: 1992

     Role: Co-Producer, director, animator with Joanna Priestley

     An animated documentary about life in prison from the point of view of a

     Corrections officer and an inmate.

 

Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 7 minutes

     Year: 1992

     Role: Director, producer, animator

     An animated history of 20th century painting .

 

Digging in the Dirt

     Format: music video

     Running time: 4 minutes

     Year: 1992

     Role: Animator, designer clay sequences

     Peter Gabriel’s music video, directed by John Downer, combines live-action,

     animation and insect and botanical special effects.

 

Candy Jam

     Format: 16mm

     Running time: 7 minutes

     Year: 1988

     Role: Co- Producer, director, animator with Joanna Priestley

     A whimsical tribute to candy by directors: David Anderson, Karen Aqua,

     Craig Bartlet, Tom and Elizabeth Gasek, Marv Newland, Christine Penuska

 

Meet the Raisins

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 24 minutes

     Year: 1988

     Role: Set designer

     A television special produced by Will Vinton Studios for CBS.

 

Claymation Christmas Celebration

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 24 minutes

     Year: 1887

     Role: Sequence director

     A television special produced by Will Vinton Studios for CBS. 

 

Vanz Can’t Danz

     Format: music video

     Running time: 4 minutes

     Year: 1986

     Role: Set designer and animator

     A music video for John Fogerty combining live action and clay animation.

 

Return to Oz

     Format: 35mm feature film

     Running time: 90 minutes

     Year: 1986

     Role: Animator

     A live action, animation and special-effects feature based on the books by

     Frank Baum.

 

The Adventures of Mark Twain 

     Format: 35mm feature film

     Running time: 80 minutes

     Year: 1984

     Role: Set designer, special-effects designer and animator

     An all clay-animated feature film incorporating the stories of Mark Twain.

 

The Creation

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 9 minutes

     Year: 1981

     Role: Production designer and animator

     A claypainted film based on a poem by James Weldon Johnson

     and  narrated by James Earl Jones.

 

Dinosaur

     Format: 35mm

     Running time: 14 minutes

     Year: 1980

     Role: Animator

     An accurate, playful depict time when dinosaurs ruled.

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