1. I created and animated this short. It is inspired by a game my twin sister and I used to play in the bathtub. We would imagine our tub was a boat and we were stranded at sea in a rainstorm. How would we survive? Which fish would we eat? A rainwater tea party was usually one of the highlights....

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  2. The lush, abstract compositions and delicate patterns of Split Ends were inspired by Victorian wall coverings and mid-twentieth century wrapping paper patterns and are complimented by music and sound design created by Triage composer Seth Williams.

    Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound design and music composed by Seth Norman. Compositing and design by Brian Kinkley. Supported by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

    Annecy International Animation Festival (France)
    Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada)
    Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (Brasil)
    Dawson City Short Film Festival (Yukon, Canada)
    Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)
    London International Animation Festival (UK)
    AnimaEst International Animation Festival (Romania)
    Northwest Filmmakers Festival (USA)

    Touring Program:
    Anima Mundi on the Road (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Aug.- Sept. 2013

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  4. CH 2012, 5'16", drawn animation
    After spending the night together, a couple parts ways. Guided by the activities of the man's morning rituals, she travels into a dream accompanied by the rhythms of the morning train and finds herself alone once again.
    direction: Hess Delia
    music: Joan & The Sailors
    sounddesign: Christof Steinmann, Thomas Gassmann
    production: HSLU Design + Kunst, Studienbereich Animation, François Chalet
    co-production: Swiss Radio and Television, Catherine Ann Berger
    Special Mention (Anima & Lab), Sedicicorto, Forli (IT)
    Special Mention (Student films), Balkanima Animated Film Festival, Belgrade (SRB)
    Special Mention (international competition), Early Melons, Bratislava (SK)
    Annecy International Animation Film Festival (FR)
    Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
    Animafest, Zagreb (HR)
    Encounters Shortfilm and Animation Festival, Bristol (UK)
    SICAF Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Seoul (KOR)
    DOK International Festival for Documentary and Animated Films Leipzig (DE)
    Festival del Film Locarno (CH)
    Huesca International Film Festival, Huesca (ES)
    LIAF London International Animation Festival (UK)
    Open Cinema, St. Petersburg (RU)
    Lago Film Fest, Lago (IT)
    Melbourne International Animation Film Festival, Melbourne (AU)
    Filmfest Dresden (DE)
    HAFF Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht (NL)
    Solothurner Filmtage (CH)
    Festival Premiers Plans, Angers (FR)
    Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (CH)
    Fantoche, Baden (CH)
    For more informations please visit deliahess.ch/fruehzug.html

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  5. grease, chalk, paint and sunlight on bedroom wall & floor. cut-up carpet and socks on the ceiling.

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