CalArts Animation


Trusts & Estates is a hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy.

This film is not for the faint-hearted.

I get filthy mouthed and reveal the real inspiration behind my film in this tell all tale by Rob Munday on Directors Notes.

Jason Sondhi dissects my potty mouth on short of the week:

-2D Hand Drawn - Pen and Ink
-CalArts Graduating Thesis Film 2013 Jeanette Bonds

Official Selection Melbourne International Animation Festival
Official Nominee for Best Student Film at 2013 Annie Awards
Official Selection Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection LA ShortFest 2013
Official Selection Glovebox Short Film and Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection Expotoons 2013
Official Selection American Documentary Film Festival
Holland Animation Film Festival - CalArts Retrospective
Official Selection Boston Underground Film Festival
Official Selection BUTFF Film Festival
Official Selection Animix Tel Aviv Animation Festival
Official Selection Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art
Official Selection Australian International Animation Festival
Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival

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  • Francesco Brunotti

    Captain Mantell "To Keep You In Me" (Official Music Video)

    In case you like good old creepy and super colorful 2D animation music videos about bad romances, cannibalism, dead girls and sad monsters, well, check this out right now ! I've added an extra touch if irony too, in order to make you cheer up a little bit while watching it ! Have fun !

    Directed by : Francesco Brunotti (
    2D Animation / Motion Graphics : Francesco Brunotti
    Band: Captain Mantell
    Title: To Keep You In Me
    Taken from the album "Bliss"

    by Francesco Brunotti

  • World Famous

    Hey! Our animation team partnered with Make-A-Wish (AK&WA) to create this video for Alexis, whose only wish (of anything in the entire world) was to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. Please make her wish come true and share this adorable 2D animated story!

    Thanks! -- World Famous, Inc.

    by World Famous

  • Tony Darsonval

    Underwater Panther animated short film. By Tony Darsonval.
    Based on an ancient amerindian legend.

    by Tony Darsonval

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