1. Simon Ender struggles with his decision to commit his elderly mother into a revolutionary nursing home alternative that has solved the rapidly growing senior citizen overpopulation.

    Commissioned for the groundbreaking series FUTURESTATES for ITVS & PBS. For cast & crew bios, behind-the-scenes & more, go to http://futurestates.tv/episodes/life-begins-at-rewirement

    {{Tribeca Film Festival Premiere}}
    {{Santa Monica Film Festival}}

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  2. this is my graduation film from the Bezalel academy of art and design.
    synopsis:
    An old man sits in a nursing home, waiting to die. A devoutly religious man, he firmly believes he will receive his due reward in the afterlife. While reflecting on his own virtues and thinking of the world to come, a woman enters. He believes her to be an angel only to realize that she is in fact a nurse, nearing the end of a long, arduous shift, brings his breakfast. The old man sees his mistake and sings to her. The nurse, too tired to play in to his song, starts to leave. The old man stops her while not realizing that he amuses her with his ideas of the afterlife and god. An argument about faith vs. atheism develops between the two, in song.

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  3. Our motion design assignment this term was to create a title sequence for a film or television series that is in pre-production. I chose a television series called "When I'm Sixty Four", a comedy set in a nursing home.

    My interpretation of the title sequence focuses on the themes of nostalgia, youth and idealized childhood. I used (public domain) stock footage of children playing to represent themes of nostalgia and youth. I experimented with a new technique, printing out the video and coloring it in frame by frame.

    There were 780 frames in total, each one colored in by hand. I decided not to color in the children, but rather color in their clothes and the things that they interact with in the environment.

    Special thanks to Sean Nicholas Savage for his song "More than to talk to you" and thanks to Kara Hornland, Emilia Pelech, Nigel Dembicki and Sarah Rush for helping me color in some frames!

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