An animated short film by: Tobias Gundorff, Katrine Kiilerich Poulsen, Martin Bested and Frederik Villumsen
"Out Of A Forest" is a student film about a young rabbit who gets invited to a late night dinner party in a forest. With lamps and chandeliers in the trees, the moon in the starry sky, and his elders around him sipping wine and telling stories, it all seems too good to be true... And maybe it is. A forest at night holds many things.
"Out Of A Forest" is a stop motion film, shot partly on location in the forests around Viborg, Denmark, at night. Inspired by Victorian literature, and set to the music of New York band "The National", "Out Of A Forest" is a experimental and poetic journey through places we all know, but have never been.
Idea, Storyboard and Direction: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Animation: Katrine Poulsen, Tobias Gundorff Boesen, Frederik Villumsen, Christophe Peladan
Artdirection and Design: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Supervising light and photography: Andreas Berg
Daily lead light and photography: Martin Bested
Light and Photography: Tobias Gundorff Boesen, Emil Tvilum Toft
Character Development: Tobias Gundorff Boesen, Katrine Poulsen, Frederik Villumsen
Puppetbuilding and Modelling: Tobias Gundorff Boesen, Katrine Poulsen
Assisting Modellers: Hiromi Scintu, Jakob Kousholt
Armatures, Rigs, Dollycam and Propbuilding: Gert Gundorff
Assisting armaturist and propbuilder: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Costumes: Birgit Kousholt
Fur costumier: Majken Jakobsen
Colorgrading: Tobias Gundorff Boesen, Martin Bested, Andreas Berg
Compositing and editing: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Music: "Slow Show" by The National
Sound Engineer: Thomas Ahlmark
Violinist: Jody Ghani
Story Supervisor: Tod Polson
Stop Motion Supervisor and "Stage Magician": Christophe Peladan
Stop Motion consultants: Anja Perl, Hannah Habermann
Technical Supervisor: Sunith Parekh Gaihede
Tech Support: Svend Nordby, Thomas Ahlmark, Thomas Christensen
Producer: Michelle Nardone
Assistant Producers: Katrine Talks, Henrik Malmgreen
Watch more animated short films at this channel or visit animwork.dk
World Vision sent me to Bangladesh with folks from CBS Radio KZOK 102.5 FM, to learn about the poverty and hunger that strikes this densely populated country.
Help sponsor a child from Bangladesh at bobrivers.com
150 million people fit inside Bangladesh (the size of Iowa).
Letters from Bangladesh is a preview of images, which will eventually become a short documentary.
Shot on the 5DmkII
Canon 24-70mm L Series
Keith Rivers Films, LLC
Music by Meiko
"Reasons to Love You"
A game of Russian roulette is played out by the band as onlookers cheer on in a thunder dome type atmosphere.
Los Angeles Movie Awards Winner in the category of music video for best director and the Award of Excellence.
Winner of "best editing"
"Award of Merrit" in the Los angles Cinema festival
Winner of "audience choice award" in the Hollyshorts film festival
Winner "2nd place for Best Music Video", Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
Best of Fest (music video catagorey) "Sacramento Horror Festival"
"Award of excellence", Canada film festival
Oficial selection of the "AOF film festival", "The Other Venice fim Festival", "Shockfest", "Los Angeles film and script festival", New Orleans "Vampire Film Festival"
Shot on a Red and A 5D mrk2
Director John Kenney
DP James Petersmeyer
Editor Keith Rivers
Wow, I had no idea that this many people would watch this video. The other day it screened twice in front of about 2,000 people at the Snoqualmie Casino, WA. Honestly, this video is pretty light weight, because it doesn't truly exemplify the issues that we can prevent. I didn't choose to talk about the starving fly children that you always see on TV and then ignore, or their irrigation problems, wells, or how they burn their fields just so they can fertilize the soil and plant new agriculture.
This video is about happiness.
It's now been 6 months since I have been to Africa. I miss it very much, because as the days count, I continually forget the impact it has in my life. When I plan my vacations to Hawaii, when I am upset because Urban Outfitters doesn't have a size Medium and I have to go to another store that's 15 minutes away, when my skis need waxing, when a season of Dexter or Entourage is over, when my bread from Trader Joes goes bad after 4 days I have to go exchange it... the frustrations we face aren't equatable.
One could argue, we aren't less happy, but I think we are more frustrated.
I made this video so I could remember, and so others who have no idea what it feels like may be able to empathize, and smile at the same time.
Special Thanks to:
World Vision for funding my trip and guiding me around non-nonchalantly. They are a heart-filled organization, and they continue to find ways to help people around the world.
My dad and his radio show: bobrivers.com
My wife Leanne Rivers
The intelligent, experienced, and comforting friends who traveled alongside us: Arik and Monique Korman, and Sanjay Sowal
Catherine Feeny "Jacaranda" (catherinefeeny.com)
Noah and the Whale "The First Days of Spring" (noahandthewhale.com)
The Avett Brothers "Paranoid" (theavettbrothers.com)