Nature of the Beast
NATURE OF THE BEAST
October 1st at 9 PM
The Pacific Northwest is a great location from which to contemplate our place in nature, and animation can be a fun, poignant and effective way to express these meditations. From microscopic critters, to regular and fantastic animals, to bodies of water, and our own minds, these films feature themes that make us question our relationships with nature, each other and ourselves.
2007 5 min
A strange hive of archetypal beings-- seemingly part rabbit and part bowling pin-- inhabit an underground world reminiscent of both Fritz Lang's Metropolis and some mysterious place under the basement stairs.
Song of the Spindle
2011 4 min
A man and whale argue about who is smarter and finally come to a kind of understanding.
2005 2 min
Our relationship with the sea is explored through one man's recurring dream.
2010 4 min
Over time, two houses slowly destroy each other. Hand drawn on paper.
2012 4 min
Three pairs of acrobats perform bizarre tricks. A circus you would not want to join.
2003 1 min
A family of felines go in search for the elixir of life.
How to Draw A Self-Portrait
2014 - 5 min
An exploration of what it means to re-create one's own likeness as an art object.
Port Townsend, WA
2010 7 min
In this film, featuring a combination of stop-motion animation and time lapse photography, two shipwreck victims spend their days on a deserted shore, making the sun rise, the tides move in and out, etc. Are they gods, or have they been driven mad by their predicament?
A Tale of Momentum & Inertia
HouseSpecial (dir. Kameron Gates)
2014 1 min
A short short story that shows us that humans are our own worst enemy.
The Sine Wave
2013 - 5 min
A meditation on the ups and downs of life through the mathematical function of the sine wave.
Lost and Found
2012 - 3.5 min
Lost and Found tackles human experiences from birth to death, love, anger and community.
Seattle, WA 2010
Loopforms is a dance of energy or spirit expressed in 'maximized loops'. A traditional narrative is omitted in favor of a sensual, emotionally affecting experience. Ink and pencil on paper.
Two Ways Down
2014 3 min
Fall into the underworld, walk, slither, wriggle, fly, burn, and return to dirt.
The Prodigal Wiener
1972 3 min
Playful shapes form an excited community of microscopic life forms.
To See More Light
2015 15 min
This entrancing combination of geometric animation, time lapse and a haunting score make you question everything from the biggest cosmos and the smallest atoms.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122