Junk Palace

Written/Directed by Lyon Hill; Produced by John Scollon

Homer and Langley Collyer were two of the world’s most infamous hoarders. Packed floor to ceiling, their New York brownstone became a labyrinth of tunnels and traps. They were utter recluses who might have passed away into obscurity were it not for the bizarre circumstances of their deaths.

From executive producer Heather Henson, Junk Palace uses elaborate paper puppets to take you into the Collyer’s strange world and imagines what life was like for these unique individuals.

15 min

Gilded Age Gladiator

Written by Brad Lambert; Directed/Produced by Brad Lambert & Rob Benica

An animated documentary detailing boxer John L. Sullivan’s rise from barroom brawler to America’s first sports celebrity, highlighting Sullivan’s epic 1889 battle for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, the last title bout fought under bare-knuckle rules.

12 min

Everything Will Be OK

Writer/Producer/Director: Don Hertzfeldt

A series of dark and troubling events forces Bill to reckon with the meaning of his life—or lack thereof. It’s the latest work from multi-award winner, Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected, Billy’s Balloon).

17 min

Snake

Director: Becky James

Deceptively playful, Snake is a film about stubbornness in the face of change. The film chronicles a failure to deal with growing up while using its extremely appealing characters and sounds to glorify the obdurate attempt to replace what is lost.

3 min

When The World Goes Dark

Writers: Anthony Scalmato, Richard Pope; Director/Producer: Anthony Scalmato

In the underworld of the New York City subway system, one man struggles with madness for a chance at love. Presented as a disjointed sequence of fantasies, When the World Goes Dark is a chilling reminder that the everyday and commonplace can be as grotesque as it is absurd. In the end, only one certainty remains: this macabre delusion is not only on screen, but within our own minds.

7 min