2015 UPDATE: thank you to everyone who has enjoyed my film over the past 2 years!!! My next project is a long-form comic called Sylvania. It's about three sisters from a family of forest witches. I hope you'll check it out at http://www.sylvaniacomic.com !!!
I wanted to make sure I wouldn't get tired of working on my thesis film halfway through the year, so I made sure to throw in all of my favorite things. This is the result: my ode to merpeople, schoolchildren with magical secrets, the color aqua, and of course, hermit crabs. I hope you like it too!!!
Music by Clark Powell: http://clarkpowell.bandcamp.com/
Extra special thanks go to my parents for their inexhaustible love and support, to all my coloring minions for their hard work, and especially to my 4th floor bros for being so totally rad. I LOVE YOU ALL
A lone fish, hooked by an angler's line, encounters another in the same dire situation. As the two fish struggle against their fate, they develop an inevitable, entangling attraction. Is it love or merely a will to survive?
This vibrant, watery underwater world showcases my revolutionary approach to sand animation, a seamless blend of traditionally handcrafted imagery and technological innovation.
Hiroshima International Animation Fesitval – Hiroshima, Japan
Dallas International Film Festival – Dallas, TX
Sweaty Eyeballs – Baltimore, MD
Gran Paradiso Film Festival - Italy
Crossroads Film Festival - Jackson, MS
Kansas City Film Festival – Kansas City, MO
Taos Shortz Film Festival – Taos, NM
Brauschwig International Film Festival, Brauschwig, Germany
Cineambient - Torino, Italy
Kloosterkino - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
International Environmental Film Festival - Paris, France
DAM Short Film Festival - Boulder City, NV
Oxford Film Festival - Oxford, MS
Durango Film Festival - Durango, CO
Boulder International Film Festival - Boulder, CO
Annecy International Animation Festival - Annecy, France
Anima Mundi - Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paolo, Brazil
Animation Block Party - Brooklyn, NY
International Short Film Festival Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany
Indianapolis International Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN
Palm Springs International ShortFest - Palm Springs, CA
Maui Film Festival - Wailea, HI
World Festival of Animated Film - Varna, Bulgaria
Beirut Animated - Beirut, Lebanon
Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock, NY
Napa Valley Film Festival - Napa Valley, CA
Milwaukee Film Festival - Milwaukee, WI
Sidewalk Film Festival - Birmingham, AL
Inventa una Film - Lenola, Italy
KLIK! - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Se-Ma-For - Lodz, Poland
Cut Out Fest - Querétaro, Mexico
DOK Lepzig - Lepzig, Germany
St, Louis Film Festival – St. Louis, MO
Tricky Women Festival - Vienna, Austria
Tehran International Animation Festival - Tehran, Ira
Minelab Symphony is a branded music video created to change the perception and target a new audience for metal detectors.
Client - Minelab
Production Company - Engine
Created and Directed by Nik Kacevski
Produced by Chris Seeto
Cinematography by Carl Robertson
Editing by George Kacevski
Music and Sound Design by Smith and Western
Costumes by Azure Chapman
Hair and Make Up by Danielle Snashall
Visual Effects by Joel Osis and Mike Williamson
I made this video to present at a Reef Check fund raiser a few years ago. The event was in Los Angeles and Reef Check wanted to feature California marine life. The video was originally called 100 Miles since the images were captured within 100 miles of the Reef Check venue.
Most of this video was captured aboard one of the Truth Aquatics liveaboard dive boats out of Santa Barbara, California. We have made many films aboard their vessels including two IMAX features, and enjoyed countless days if great diving with their support..
Finally, people often ask where my favorite diving is. Well, on a good day, nothing beats the Southern California kelp forest.
100% of all tips will be donated to BlueVoice.org. Please support BlueVoice.org in their marine mammal conservation efforts.