Thursday, March 31, 2011

San Francisco International Film Festival

Topi will be part of the Get with the Program block that screens on Apr 23, Apr 27 and May 5. I'm hoping to attend at least one of the screenings in person.

Having been around since 1957, SFIFF is the "longest-running film festival in the Americas."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is going to feature my short films 'Topi', 'Abridged' and 'Arjuna' as part of their March Break family week that is themed "Maharaja". It's great to see the films screened in an institutional setting.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Well, sort of. Topi didn't make it into Annecy last year, but when it won Best Student Film at Animation Block Party in 2009, I was invited to create an environmentally-themed public service announcement for ABP 2010. This resulted in 'Switch Today', a stop-motion short that makes the case for using recycled toilet paper, and I was thrilled to learn that this 1-minute piece has just been selected by Annecy 2011 in the Educational, Scientific or Industrial Films category.

'Switch Today' was my first real attempt at stop-motion and was created entirely in my apartment, where I came face-to-face with the many challenges of dealing with gravity, glue and green screen.

Some behind-the-scenes images: