leaping from the moon to the sea, outrunning an ogre, making a lotus bloom, casting a spell on a medieval town… here is my work in motion design and animation directing from 2013.

my role – director, after effects ninja, flash animator, editor
tools – after effects, flash, photoshop, illustrator, premiere pro, wacom cintiq

Agatha Savage

animated commercial short, 2013

A unique brand position was built around the feeling of eating your last piece of chocolate; the implied cruelty and sadness when there is only an empty box. The film converts the brand position to an entertainment/content proposition – about a fictitious character named Agatha Savage, who from her own love-scorned heart, makes wonderful chocolates that torture us all.

my role – director, character designer, illustrator, after effects animator, editor
tools – photoshop, flash, after effects, premiere pro

collaborators -
Eric Stein – concept, story, producer
Sharon Sharth – voice-over narration
Sabrina Cotugno – character animator
Hamed Hokamzadeh – score composer
Jake Stone – sound designer

Lost Boy Found

music video, 2013

Lost Boy Found explores the style of a shadow puppet show through a hybrid technique of live action and animation. It tells the story of a lonely ghost who saves the woman he loves from the incredible dangers of a shadow world.

my role – director, animator, illustrator, compositor, editor

live action tools – green screen shoot, including choreographed character movement, minimal hand prop construction
digital tools – photoshop, after effects, and premiere pro

collaborators -
Winsor Yuan – Producer
Brett Newton – Associate Producer & Choreographer
Kai Saul – Director of Photography
Nikita Maxwell – Production Designer
Mae Evangeline – Costume Designer

Damon

live action short, 2012

What if the antichrist fell in love with the girl next door?

In this imaginative dark comedy, growing up can be Hell. When the reluctant Antichrist falls in love on the eve of his big initiation ceremony, his humanity is put to the ultimate test. Now at a crossroads, Damon must decide once and for all if he can become who he was born to be . . . if he’s truly evil.

my role – director, co-writer, producer, graphic designer, animator

collaborators -
Frederick Bourbon – director of photography
John Norris – editor & sound designer
Kit Stølen – production designer
Sarah Le Feber – costume designer
Hamed Hokamzadeh – score composer