Article written by Elliot Cowan.
A good fifty folks crammed into the back room of Matchless Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a really jolly evening of animation.
There was a great energy in the room and the films for the most part reflected that. Perhaps one fed the other…
Below are the films in competition and links to view them.
Richard, who arranged and programmed the evening, also included clips of his own crazy work and included some episodes of Superjail. The blood and disemboweling whipped the crowd into a frenzy. Richard also played some films by his pal Chris Prynoski that balanced out the plasma and unleashed brains of Superjail with images of bottoms and feces. All bodily functions were covered, and some cartoons were covered with bodily functions.
The clear winner of the evening was a music video by an incredibly talented gal called Abbey Luck who made an amazing stop motion extravaganza. It was very gratifying to see the crowd choose a film that showcases animation as a craft, rather than as amusing entertainment. Hooray for Abbey. Go watch her films and give her lots of money to do more.
Among the winners were several ASIFA folks, including Adam Ansorge whose film about angry flowers got a great reaction (wait ’till you see his film about hands), and me!