Writer/Producer/Director: Aurelio Voltaire.

In this ultra-short prehistoric postcard a stop-motion T-Rex ponders the nature of love and loss with a Pterodactyl. Narrated by Richard Butler, singer of the band The Psychedelic Furs.

1 min

Prometheus’ Garden

Director: Bruce Bickford

Inspired by the Greek myth of Prometheus, a Titan who created the first mortals from clay and stole fire from the gods, Prometheus’ Garden immerses viewers in a cinematic universe unlike any other. The dark and magical images of this haunting film unfold in a dreamlike stream of consciousness revealing an unlikely cast of clay characters engaged in a violent struggle for survival. Like all Bickford films, Prometheus’ Garden defies description and simply must be experienced.

28 min

Destiny Manifest

Writer./Producer/Director: Alan O.W. Barnes.

Destiny Manifest is the story of two children, John and Clorinda, who accompanied their father on a road trip and found themselves abandoned on the day the Mexican/American War broke out.

Accompanied by two friends they met in town, the four children try to survive the war, find their parents, and a way out of town. In the process each of them saw a glimpse of their individual destinies.

This independent, artistic project features the talents of Alan O.W. Barnes, a musician and sequential artist. The goal of the project was to experiment with a ‘video comic book’ format and the work makes heavy use of digital art and sound design.

20 min

Crowded With Voices

Writer/Director: Anya Belkina

Crowded with Voices is an experimental short created by artist Anya Belkina and composer Scott Lindroth. It is inspired by the poetry of Rumi, whose 800th birthday is being celebrated this year. The film is intended as a tribute to Rumi’s teachings and art that appealed to people of many faiths in his lifetime and united them at his funeral. The central visual motif of the film is an image of a whirling dervish whose revolving motion is in harmony with the motion of the smallest particles in nature and the largest galaxies in the universe.

5 min

The Art of Darkness

Writer/Producer/Director: Ron Andruss.

The Art of Darkness is a 10 minute experimental horror film with goth rock music playing over 230 pieces of original horror artwork in one long montage of dissolves to convey a feeling of the darkness within.

10 min