THE ORIGINS OF ELECTRICITY (2006)
Directed by Benh Zeitlin
Dead heroes Thomas Edison, Nicola, Tesla, and Topsy the Coney Island Elephant make their return to the screen in this stop-motion animated tale of two light bulbs forced to confront the unholy meaning of light.
Benjamin Zeitlin is a director of films, an animator of junk, and a composer of music. A founding member of the Court 13 international cabal, his first film Egg won Best Animated Short at Slamdance 2005. He is currently working on a short and a feature based in New Orleans.
Script, Animation, Photography, Editing, Sound Design: Benh Zeitlin
Cast: Bob Holman, Chris Kaminstein, Tom Serafini, Michael Bodel
“Clearly dangerous renegades intent on leaving a trail of destruction behind them, Zeitlin and his Court 13 Pictures collective represent an artistic fire hazard that stands to torch, with prejudice, any parts of your brain that still cling to the concept of “normal.”” –Animation World Network