Joy and I were delighted to see Leonardo DeLuzio’s short film Apt. 5A at the SoDak Animation Festival last fall. I liked it so much that I referred him to the Charleston International Film Festival to submit this year.
The fun thing about being an artist is you can draw pictures. Obviously. But you’re not just limited to drawing pictures to combat boredom or even to get paid. You can draw people Christmas gifts. You can make get well cards and Thank You cards.
This is the Thank You card Leonardo sent over after he was accepted to Charleston. Those are his characters from Apt. 5A with our girls. Absolutely love this.
DOWN TO THE BONE is one of our favorite short films and it is available online today!
This is the work of our friend, animator Peter Ahern. It was his senior thesis film at Pratt, made in 2009.
Little Michael has vicious allergies, and when babysitter Meredith arrives for a night of no-nonsense, he’s swiftly dispatched to the yard…where his delicate condition takes a turn for the worse.
Here’s a cool little clip from SXSW 2010, where Peter gives some insight into the film during a post-screening interview
Head over to the Peter’s blog, Optic Candy, to read more.
We are suuuuuuuper excited to share our new site AND new blog. Hello Again Girls, which you all know and love, will now be our personal place to write about DIY-ing, weddings, fashion, and pretty things that sparkle. The Twins Are Weird blog will be for our work, film festivals, animation and all things delightful in the art world.
AND we have a new reel showcasing all of our work from 2010-2011!
Quick! Watch it before hurricane irene comes over and the power goes out.
Sometimes, when Joy and I are supposed to be working on a million other things, we make a film instead.
This inevitably leads to a string of sleepless nights fueled by pots of coffee and takeout. Our friends think we’re crazy and our mom calls to make sure we’re not dead, but it’s really fun when it pays off.
One of our Festival Bumpers, (the one for the Martha’s Vineyard Film Fest 2010) is up for an award at the ASIFA East Festival on May 1st!
The Peculiar Picture Parade Joy and I put together at 92YTribeca last night couldn’t have been more fun. The theater is small which makes for a really chill screening with the nearest and dearest.
Look at all the pretty faces
Joy and I surprised everyone with a film we did just for the Parade called “Place Stamp Here.” It’s based on a short story by Kelly Sharp and the three of us made the film in about a month. The music was done by The Chandeliers with Zach Knox on piano.
Thanks again to Brett W. Thompson for making the event flyer.
Brett Thompson rocks
There was a fantastic audience reaction from each film. Our Q+A session with the filmmakers covered animation, crunch berries, sex and death.
Jessica Polaniecki, Brett Thompson, Dusty Grella, Signe Baumane and Kelly Sharp
Joy Vaccese, Lori Samsel, Katie Cropper and Noëlla Borie
Please enjoy the Signal Film by Taylor Armstorng – it is a 25 second documentary about how Joy and I put this lil animation show together.
Opening title sequence created by Kris Clarkin as his thesis project. It’s for a proposed film adaptation of the book “Kill Your Friends,” based in London in 1997 when ‘Britpop’ is at its height.
I found Clarkin’s title sequence very entertaining, playfully integrating the names of the cast and crew into items found in the apartment with quick cuts to flashbacks from the main character’s life – sex, drugs and debauchery.
The book opens with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson, which summarizes the essence of the novel:
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side.”