CalArts Animation


Trusts & Estates is a hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy.

This film is not for the faint-hearted.

I get filthy mouthed and reveal the real inspiration behind my film in this tell all tale by Rob Munday on Directors Notes.

Jason Sondhi dissects my potty mouth on short of the week:

-2D Hand Drawn - Pen and Ink
-CalArts Graduating Thesis Film 2013 Jeanette Bonds

Official Selection Melbourne International Animation Festival
Official Nominee for Best Student Film at 2013 Annie Awards
Official Selection Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection LA ShortFest 2013
Official Selection Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection Expotoons 2013
Official Selection American Documentary Film Festival
Holland Animation Film Festival - CalArts Retrospective
Official Selection Boston Underground Film Festival
Official Selection BUTFF Film Festival
Official Selection Animix Tel Aviv Animation Festival
Official Selection Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art
Official Selection Australian International Animation Festival

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  • We Are One Japan

    Dear film students & fresh graduates,

    Calling for entries: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CREATIVE Award 2014,
    Organized by Knowledge Capital, Osaka, Japan

    The International Students Creative Award is an international award contest for both Japanese and foreign university, graduate school, and vocational school students in the fields of art and information media.

    Knowledge Capital’s mission is to promote “industrial creation, culture dissemination, international exchange, and human resource development”. The purpose of the International Students Creative Award is to discover and nurture the creative ideas and talents of today’s youth to enable them to become tomorrow’s stars on the world stage.

    Selected films and the film makers will be invited to attend the award ceremony, and pre-event party in Osaka in November 2014, with free air tickets and accommodation.
    Winners of the award could win prize money up to US$3000 plus other prizes. Your creative work would also gain great exposure at the event and in Japanese media, and media industry.

    Last year, winners from Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, and Spain had joined us for a wonderful award event together with other Japanese student creators.

    We are now calling for entries for this year’s INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CREATIVE Award. Kindly download the application form and send it to, together with any questions you may have by
    AUG 19th 2014.

    • Application form download:
    • ISCA Application Guide download:
    • ISCA Official Website:
    • Corresponding contact for overseas applicant:

    • For applicants outside Japan, please include a URL to your video when you fill in the Title. No DVD submission is needed at this stage.
    • You may also submit as an individual instead of a school, kindly fill in the school portion to your best knowledge.

    We look forward to seeing your creative works.

    Overseas application correspondent

    by We Are One Japan


    Check out our new animated short

    by OR DRORI

  • Virginia Curiá

    Hi, I would like you see the animation that we have made for the environment day:

    by Virginia Curiá

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