Monday, October 29, 2012

The monster premiered,…

Many thanks to everyone that came out (approximately 160) for the opening this past Friday!  Your support and encouragement was greatly appreciated! And you made the Q&A after the film a lot of fun, especially with all the questions from the kids. It was incredibly satisfying to see the film spark so much interest with them!

The UICA theatre as the audience filtered in. (Photo: Leigh Moore) 

I also want to thank Ryan Burkholder of Organisum and Ryan Dittmer, Brandon Belote, Nick Hartman and Taylor Greenfield of the UICA for all their assistance in the weeks running up the event. And thanks again to Angie and Angie for showing their film with ours. The audience really enjoyed it.

From the Q&A (Photo: Betsy Klingensmith)

Lastly, thanks to One Trick Pony for accommodating everyone that turned out for the "afterparty." 
We all had a blast.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monster,me + one

Very pleased to announce that the Oct 26th premiere of "monster,me" is now a  double feature!  The animated short "Cuckoo for Two" by Angie Hauch & Angie Tidball has joined the bill.

"Cuckoo" was Angie & Angie's collaborative thesis project while at Kendall College of Art and Design and has enjoyed a run in the festival circuit over the last year. It's shown at both the Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2011 and the Waterfront FIlm Festival 2012.

Both Angela's are professional animators/motion designers now: one in Chicago at Woodlawn Avenue Productions and the other in Grand Rapids at Story Telling Pictures. So very glad to have them involved with this event! I hope you'll enjoy their work as much as I have. 

See you on the 26th!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster,me Premiere!

I can now officially announce the first ever exhibition of "monster,me!" 

It will take place in the theater of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in downtown Grand Rapids on October 26th. Showtime will be 7PM and the admission is FREE!

If you're not familiar with the UICA, or if you're just looking for parking suggestions, here's a link to their website with directions and parking options.

Here's a link to the online invitation. If you have any questions, please use the contact button near the bottom of the invite.

I'm currently talking with a few animators about making the event a 'double feature' or possibly a triple or quadruple.  Once those possibilities have been ironed out, I'll post the details here.

Hope to see you on the 26th!