The luscious colors and delicate lines of Split Ends playfully construct animated full field patterns and reference mass produced ornamental designs of the industrial era. Without relying on pop culture reference points, some patterns stimulate a collective memory of youthful self-hypnosis and visual absorption. Split Ends is the second film in an abstract trilogy that began with Eye Liner.
“In this abstract piece, organic forms move as though they were living creatures. This short animated film is the definition of living art.” -Tate Kohrs
Credits: Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and music by Seth Norman. Compositing and design by Brian Kinkley. Supported by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Awards: Black Maria Film Festival: Third Prize, Director’s Choice Award (USA), USA Film Festival: Finalist, Monstra Animated Film Festival: Best of World - Short Films (Portugal), ASIFA-SF Spring Show: Second Prize (USA).
Festivals: Annecy International Animation Festival (France), Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada), Anima Mundi International Animation Festival (Brasil), Tel Aviv Animation Festival (Israel), Portland International Film Festival (USA), Dawson City Short Film Festival (Canada), Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia), London International Animation Festival (UK), AnimaEst International Animation Festival (Romania), Northwest Filmmakers Festival (USA), Wizard World Film Festival (USA), POW Festival (USA), Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival (Austria), We Like 'Em Short Film Festival (USA), Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival (Austria), Washington DC International Film Festival (USA), Eastern Oregon Film Festival (La Grande, OR).