1. A man in a grey, drab world is awakened to the beauty and happiness of the real world around him, as the spirits of nature take him on an adventure.

    This is my final film at CalArts, animated in TVPaint!

    2012 Student Annie Nominee!

    FILM FESTIVALS

    -Fallbrook Film Festival :: Best Animated Short
    -South Dakota Film Festival :: Best Student Animated Award
    -REC for Kids
    -Cutout Fest
    -Tindirindis
    -Tofuzi
    -Pisek
    -Adobe Design Achievement Awards semifinalist
    -Indianapolis International Film Festival
    -Timeline Film Festival
    -Les Nuits Magiques
    -International Family Film Festival
    -2013 VISIONS Film Festival
    -TAAFI
    -Modern Summer Kid's Flicks Series
    -Toronto Animated Arts Festival International
    -Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival
    -NW Animation Fest

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  2. A film by Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis debuting exclusively in the the Cartoon Brew's 2nd Student Animation Festival.

    Visit the filmmakers' websites at:

    Avner Geller: AvnerGeller.blogspot.com

    Stevie Lewis: Chocosweete.blogspot.com

    To learn more about the production of this film, visit:
    cartoonbrew.com/brewtv/detective.html

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  3. headoverheels.tv

    Academy Award® Nominee: BEST ANIMATED SHORT
    CARTOON D'OR 2013 Winner
    ANNIE AWARD Winner: Best Student Film

    facebook.com/HeadOverHeelsfilm

    WINNER:
    BEST FILM (Jury Prize), BEST FILM (Audience Prize), BEST STUDENT FILM (Audience Prize), Anima Mundi, 2012
    BEST SHORT FILM and CRYSTAL HEART AWARD, Heartland Film Festival, 2012
    BEST ANIMATED SHORT, Austin Film Festival, 2012
    BEST SHORT FILM, Dinard Festival of British Film, 2012
    AUDIENCE PRIZE, Hiroshima Animation Festival 2012
    AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM, Animage Festival, 2012
    DIPLOMA FOR THE WORK OF THE ANIMATION ARTIST, St Petersburg Beginning Film Festival, 2012
    NOMINATION for 2013 Cartoon d'Or competition, Encounters Festival, 2012
    BEST FIRST ANIMATION, Galway Film Fleadh, 2012

    OFFICIAL SELECTION:
    Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation 2012
    Edinburgh Film Festival, 2012 (Nominated for Best British Short Film)
    Seoul International Animation Festival (SICAF), 2012
    Hiroshima International Animation Festival, 2012
    KROK International Animated Film Festival, 2012
    Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2012
    World Festival of Animated Film, Varna, 2012
    Raindance Film Festival, 2012
    Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012
    Anim'est International Animation Film Festival, 2012
    Colchester Film Festival, 2012
    Kerry Film Festival, 2012
    Warsaw Film Festival, 2012
    Austin Film Festival, 2012
    Heartland Film Festival, 2012
    Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, 2012
    Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival, 2012
    Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2012
    Leeds International Film Festival, 2012
    CutOutFest, 2012
    Cinanima, 2012

    SYNOPSIS:
    A husband and wife have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling, and their marriage hangs in the balance.

    Written & Directed by TIMOTHY RECKART
    Produced by FODHLA CRONIN O'REILLY
    Cinematographer CHLOË THOMSON
    Production Designer ELEONORE CREMONESE
    Editor JAMES TAYLOR
    Sound Designer AXLE KITH CHEENG
    Music Composed & Performed by JERED SORKIN
    SFX Supervisor JENNIFER GROVES
    VFX Supervisor & Colourist HELEN BROWNELL
    Production Manager LIZZIE BULL
    Script Editor TOM HILL

    © National Film & Television School 2012

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  4. Trailer for "I Am Tom Moody"

    Official Selection:

    8/2012//L.A Shorts, Los Angeles, USA
    9/2012//Encounters Animation Festival, Bristol, UK
    9/2012//Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
    9/2012//Krok Animation Festival, Ukraine-Russia
    9/2012//Portobello Shorts, London
    10/2012//Warsaw Film Festival, Poland
    10/2012//Montreal Stop Motion Animation Festival, Canada
    10/2012//Leeds Film Festival, UK
    10/2012//Primanima Animation Festival, Hungary
    10/2012//Animpact Animation Festival, Korea
    10/2012//Asheville Cinema Festival, North Carolina, USA
    11/2012//Flip Animation Festival, UK
    11/2012//Tallin, Black nights, Animated Dreams, Estonia
    11/2012//Foyle International Film Festival
    12/2012//Animateka, Slovenia
    01/2012//London Short Film Festival
    01/2012//Slamdance, USA
    01/2013//Flickerfest, Australia
    02/2013//Glasgow film Festival, UK
    02/2013//Premiers Plans, France
    02/2013//Brussels Animation Festival, Belgium
    02/2013//Short Screens, Brussels
    03/2013//New York Int. Children’s Festival, USA
    03/2013//Regarde Festival, Canada
    03/2013//Saguenay Int. Short Film Festival. Canada
    03/2013//ECU, European Independent Film Festival, France
    04/2013//Aspen Shortfest, USA
    04/2012//CIMM, USA
    04/2013//Tehran International animation festival, Iran
    04/2013//Athens Animafest, Greece
    04/2013//Athens Film And Video Fest, Ohio, USA
    04/2013//Animatricks, Finland
    04/2013//Florida Film Festival, USA
    04/2012//Celtic Media Festival, Scotland
    04/2013//Norwich Film Festival, UK
    04/2013//Atlanta Film Festival, USA
    04/2013//Newport Beach Film Festival, USA
    05/2013//Berkshire Film Festival, USA
    05/2013//NW Animation Festival, USA
    05/2013//Nantucket Film Festival, USA
    06/2013//Tehran International Film Festival
    06/2013//Animation Block Party, Brooklyn, USA
    06/2013//Fest, film fest, Portugal
    07/2013//British Animation Festival, UK
    07/2013//TAAFI, Canada
    07/2013//Blue Plum Animation Festival, USA
    07/2013//Naff Animation Festival, Bosnia
    08/2013//Jecheon Int music and film fest, Korea
    08/2013//Animix, Israel
    08/2013// Anibar International Animation Festival, Serbia
    08/2013//Anima Mundi, Brazil
    09/2013//Milwaukee film Festival, USA
    09/2013//Nivada City film festival, USA
    10/2013//Animest Festival, Romania
    10/2013//Comedy Cluj Festival, Romania
    10/2013//London int Animation Festival, UK
    10/2013//Shnit International Short Film Festival

    Awards:
    Winner: Grand Walt Disney Award for Best student film, Ottawa Animation Festival.
    Winner: Ottawa Media award for best short film.
    Winner: Best British Animation- Encounters
    Winner: Best Student Film- Krok
    Winner: Best academic Animation- Montreal Stop Motion
    Winner: Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Animation.
    Nomination: BAFTA, Best Scottish Animated short 2012
    Winner: Royal Television Society, Best Scottish Short Animation
    Winner: Best Animated Short - Slamdance
    Winner: Audience Award - Glasgow Film Festival
    Winner: Best student Film - Anima Festival
    Winner: Jury Award – New York Children’s Film Festival
    Winner: ECU- Best student Animation
    Winner: Celtic Media Festival Animation Award
    Winner: Best Animation -Norwich Film Festival
    Winner: Animayo, Best Independent Short
    Winner: Animayo, Best Screenplay
    Winner: Royal Television Society, Best British Animation
    Winner: Best student film, NAFF
    Winner: Special Jury Prize, Annecy Animation Festival
    Nomination: Cartoon d’or
    Winner: Provincetown International Film Festival, Best student Short
    Winner: Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Best student film

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  5. NOMINATED: Best Student Film, Annie Awards 2013
    WINNER: Best Animation, Orlando Film Festival 2012
    WINNER: Silver Chris for Best Animation, Columbus International Film+Video Festival 2012
    NOMINATED: Best Story, Animazing Spotlight Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Adobe First Frame, KCET Fine Cut Festival of Student Films, Mosaic Film Experience

    Ladies Knight was my senior thesis film at USC. I started animating in October 2011 and finished May 9th, 2012, just 2 minutes before the final deadline.

    LADIES KNIGHT CREDITS

    Written and Animated by Joseph Rothenberg

    Original Score and Arrangements by Ryan O’Connell
    Lyrics and Melodies by Joseph Rothenberg

    VOICE CAST
    Sir Knightly.…….Matt Tyler
    Princess….………Afton Quast
    Dragon…….…….Malcolm Devine
    Doofus…….…….Adam Williams
    Singing Sword…Joseph Rothenberg
    Chorus……………Whit Spurgeon
    Chorus……………Jade Johnson

    LADIES KNIGHT ORCHESTRA
    Michael Couper
    Marco DeAlmeida
    Chris Grijalva
    Tingting Gu
    Gina Luciani
    Matthew McConnell
    Derek Peters
    Xiaoxue She
    Nick Casillas
    Diana Wade

    SOUND DEPARTMENT
    Sound Supervisor……Bethany Sparks
    Music Director……….Ryan O’Connell
    Sound Designer……..Joseph Rothenberg
    Sound Mixer…………..Jesse Rosenman
    ADR Recordist………..Bethany Sparks
    ADR Recordist………..Marcello Dubaz
    Sound Engineer………Daniel Blanck
    Score Supervisor…….Jeremy Tisser

    PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
    Mar Elepano

    FACULTY ADVISORS
    Sheila Sofian
    Elizabeth Brauer
    David Fain
    Kenny Hall
    Brenda Goodman

    THANKS TO
    Kathy Smith
    Tom Sito
    Christine Panushka
    Mike Fink
    Everett Lewis
    Mike Patterson
    Richard Weinberg
    Trixy Sweetvittles
    Maria Sequiera
    Justin Connolly

    HENCH DADA CLASS OF 2012
    Jesse Doyle
    Haley Hughes
    Careen Ingle
    Tom Kanter
    Kristina Lendrum
    Diana Ling
    Stephanie Meyer
    Sean Newton
    Sydney Rouse
    Tyler Sandifer
    Matt Sheehan
    Alessandra Waste
    Graham Young

    SPECIAL THANKS
    Mom & Dad
    Nick Giulioni
    Andrew Yee
    Diane Marcus
    Matt Galuppo
    Brandon Baer
    Rick Baptist

    Sponsored by Adobe
    USC School of Cinematic Arts John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts
    Made possible through the support of the John C. Hench Foundation
    Animation done with HP workstations
    Software donated by Adobe

    Ladies Knight ©2012 University of Southern California
    All Rights Reserved

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