From the time of the American Revolution until the Civil War, it was inconceivable that a respectable American man would grow facial hair. When Joseph Palmer chose to defy social norms and grow a robust beard in 1830s Massachusetts, he became a social pariah and a martyr for civil liberties. Palmer’s Beard tells his true story through animation inspired by 1950s studios like UPA and Playhouse Pictures.8 minutes
Pruned is a short animated film about a retired superhero living in a Florida retirement community. When his old evil arch-nemesis is released from prison on good behavior and moves in next door, the two resume their old rivalry over their prize-winning rosebushes.2 minutes
There can be no doubt that a little girl had a hand in the Creation.3 minutes
A scientific expedition travels down the dark Amazon, searching for a mythic creature.10 minutes
Fettuccine is an irritable donkey who enjoys solitude. However, his life is turned upside down when toddler Scout enters the scene.6 minutes
Welcome to the employee orientation film for Anfarm International, the world’s first animal owned and operated company!5 minutes
An architect in the skies grows bored of his creation and decides to spice things up.2 minutes
‘Monkey Rag’ is a traditionally animated throwback to the musical cartoons of yore. Inspired by the thumping, riotously fun music of the Asylum Street Spankers, Mitzi pursues a disaster of her own making in this richly colored world where reason is overrated. Mitzi may be barking up the wrong tree, but she also knows that when it comes to love, sometimes you just gotta give a little bit of what you got.4 minutes
The story of Jesus of Nazareth, retold in the best possible way, in a movie trailer. This film trailer, to a film that doesn’t exist, is a modern day retelling of the Crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.2 minutes
In this animated horror comedy, a cowardly dog named Courage must rescue his lovely owner, Muriel from a vengeful supernatural Fog. Eustace, Muriel’s greedy husband, refuses to return the gold necklace belonging to the Fog’s long lost love.8 minutes
After the accidental murder of his own parents, Sock, a genuinely sweet but somewhat unstable teen who struggles with homicidal tendencies, decides that his only way out is to commit suicide. Upon arrival in Hell he is not met with eternal torture and suffering, but with Mephistopheles, the amicable manager of the underworld, who instead makes him a job offer: Sock is to become a demon, charged with the task of haunting humans indefinitely in the hope of ultimately driving them to suicide. At first this seems like Sock’s dream job—a way he can finally act on his darker desires and have them be met with reward rather than consequence—but after meeting his first target, a disinterested, lonely, and apathetic highschooler named Jonathan, he finds that the job is not as easy as he’d hoped it would be. Sock’s unfortunately friendly demeanor proves to be a detriment, and as he attempts to haunt the unwavering Jonathan, he finds himself with another desire that just might be stronger… and just might have a consequence.10 minutes
As a forlorn Cedric struggles to get over his break-up a chance encounter with Hope thrusts them both into a series of unfortunate events. Enlisted into a scheme to bring soap back from the holy crusades, Cedric is given the opportunity to become the brutal and bloodied soldier that Faith desires – but is that what he really wants?14 min.
Secret Life of Objects is an animated series being developed by Nathan Jones. The series is composed of 30 stories and 30 objects and explores the social interactions of various commonly occurring personality types brought to life through the animation of everyday objects.
“Outhouse” is the first short film/episode of the series and is the story of a cynical, used up, toilet paper roll and a far less worldly new kid on the bock—a modern day parable, dark comedy, and humorous exploration of social politics.
Every object has a story…3 min
In a city hung between two endless walls, a boy with only pigeons for company tries to seduce his remote neighbor with wacky inventions.8 min
In the summer of 1824, a retired ship’s carpenter known as Lozier walked into Centre Street Market in Manhattan and made a stirring claim: Because of the over-construction on the battery, the island of Manhattan had begun to sink into the harbor. To ease the panicking public, and persuade the naysayers, he revealed that the mayor had given him permission to do the unthinkable. Lozier was to oversee a project to saw the island in half, tow it out into the harbor, turn it around, and reattach it to the mainland.11 min
In May of 2001, America’s most trusted provider of family entertainment laid off nearly 600 workers from its Animation Department. Now for the first time, the story can be told from the 2D perspective of the laid-off cartoon characters. Whatever happened to these beloved hand-drawn characters? They were shipped to Australia to work on cheap, Direct-to-video sequels…4 min
A happy claymation clown finds out you just can’t please everyone.4 min
Exploring space is a dangerous occupation, especially if you are a bunny!1 min
Yoav and Fyvush Goldsteinfeldbergowitzblumbaum are your average mohels (that’s ‘professional baby penis carvers’ in layman’s terms) with secret identities as Jewish ninja superheroes. When Fyvush begins dating a Catholica woman, Yoav tries to put aside his reservations and be supportive. But is this apparently sweet girl all she appears? (SPOILER ALERT: she’s not. She’s an evil demon bent on converting everyone to Catholicism. Damn, I spoiled it).13 min