Detroit International Festival of Animation

  1. Thesis film co-directed by Elizabeth Lee and Dominik Koscinski. About an insatiable monster that devours everything in sight until a three-headed nemesis comes between him and his paradise.

    Thesis Advisor:

    Joe Burrascano


    Composer - Pedro Almeida

    Animation - John Han, Michael Altman, and Julian Pepe

    Modeling - Joy Dawood

    Compositing - Liz Ran Yang and Grace Kim

    Shading - Dan Dickheiser

    Rigging - Tao Ye, Marie Raoult, and Minji Sohn

    Effects - Monica Manalo

    Matte Painting - Liz Martin

    2D Animation - Djorne Whitfield

    Compositing - Liz Ran Yang and Grace Kim

    Voices - Nick Manfredi, David O'Connor, and Gavin Slyman

    Special Thanks:

    Family and Friends, JMAC, Richard Hagen, Brian Frey, Raphael Ribot, Damon Dixon, Danan Wright, Joseph Mulvanerty, Matthew McKenna, Clay Holley, Oliver Rosales, Elizabeth Ku, Joseph Szokoli, Wonsuk Choi, Anca Risca, Tom Shek, Alex Cheparov, Diego Garzon, Matt Roach, Susie Hwang, Laura Nitz, Jimmy Calhoun, Anne Yang, and Eric Cunha

    Produced at the School of Visual Arts

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  2. Our Website: | More Information on Hum:

    A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration.

    Hum was the film we created for our junior year advanced production class in 2015 while attending Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The film was created over one semester (February 2015 – May 2015) with a budget of $2000. We hope you enjoy the film and are compelled to share it with your friends and family, you are what motivates to continue telling stories.

    Festival Acknowledgements:

    - Finalist, Student Academy Awards (2015)
    - Winner, Best Animated Short: Forbes Under 30 Summit (2016)
    - Nominee, MPSE Verna Fields Award (2015)
    - Winner, Best Animation: Breckenridge Film Festival (2016)
    - Winner, Best Animation: CineYouth (2016)
    - Winner, Best Animation: Wild Rose Independent Film Festival (2016)
    - Winner, Audience Favorite, Best Animation, and Best in Show: CEC Shorttakes (2016)
    - Winner, Best Animation: Humboldt Int'l Film Fest (2016)
    - Winner, Best Short: F3: Frankly Film Fest (2016)
    - Winner, Best Special Effects: Rockland Youth Film Festival (2016)
    - Short of the Week (October, 2016)

    Official Selections:
    - NFFTY (2016),
    - ZLIN International Film Festival (2016),
    - North Hollywood Cinefest (2016)
    - Wallabout Film Festival (2016)
    - Sedona International Film Festival (2016)
    - Prix Ars Electronica (2016)
    - Anchorage International Film Festival (2016)
    - Multivision Festival (2016)
    - Early Bird International Student Film Festival (2016)
    - Hell's Half Mile Music & Film Festival (2016)
    - La Costa Film Festival (2016)
    - Anibar Animation Festival (2016)
    - Global Chinese University Student FTV Festival (2016)
    - Ismaila International Film Festival (2016)
    - Indiana Short Film Festival (2016)
    - deadCENTER Film Festival (2016)
    - Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (2016)
    - Melbourne International Animation Festival (2016)
    - Super Geek Film Festival (2016)
    - American Cinematheque Local Shorts Program (2016)
    - Montefeltro Film School Festival (2016)
    - Athens Animfest (2016)
    - CutOut Fest (2016)
    - Figuiera FilmArt Festival de Cinema da Figuiera da Foz (2016)
    - 24FPS International Short Film Festival (2016)
    - Linoleum International Animation & Media-Art Festival (2016)
    - Animation Block Party (2016)
    - Woods Hole Film Festival (2016)
    - Constantine's Gold Coin (2016)
    - All American Drive-In (2016)
    - BendFilm Festival (2015)
    - Long Beach International Film Festival (2015)
    - San Pedro International Film Festival (2015)
    - LA Shorts Fest (2015)
    - Arlington Film Festival (2015)
    - Prescott Film Festival (2015)
    - Bahamas International Film Festival (2015)
    - Laguna Film Festival (2015)
    - Oxford Film Festival (2015)

    Cast & Crew:

    Boss – Adam Della Maggiora
    Robot – Jackie! Zhou
    Hummingbird – Brodin Plett

    Director / Writer / Producer – Tom Teller
    Writer – Andrew Guastaferro
    Producer – Logan Day
    Cinematographer – Nico Aguilar
    Editor – Trevor Stevens
    Sound Designer – Jackie! ZhouComposer – Ryan Stratton
    Story Artist – Sophia Bui
    Production Designer – Lauren Mayes
    Set Dresser – Corinne DeLouise
    Colorist - Bryan Smaller
    Visual Effects: Tom Teller, Sophia Bui, Lisa Wu, Zara Abraham, Areeba Khan, Cameron Horst,
    Brodin Plett, Pulkit Sharma, Richard Duan, Michael Yuan, Kinan Chabani, Matthew Robillard,
    Alexander Woody

    First AD – Kendall Goldberg
    Script Supervisor – Rachel Hemsley
    Production Assistant – Rocky Pajarito
    First AC – Jon-Luke Kvapil
    DIT – Trevor Stevens
    VFX Assistant – Pulkit Sharma
    Gaffer – Casey Stolberg
    Gaffer – Anthony Lucido
    Dolly Grip – Brodin Plett
    Key Grip – Ryuji Chua
    Grip – Aaron Cheung
    Assistant Sound Editor – Michael Cullen
    Foley Artist – Joanna Ting
    Foley Artist – Jackie! Zhou
    Sound Mixer & Foley Artist – Andrew Guastaferro
    Boom Operator – Riani Astuti

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  4. A close examination of life as a cat.

    Detroit International Festival of Animation, Detroit, MI
    Taos Short Film Festival, Taos, NM
    Locomocion Experimental Animation Fest, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
    Animae Caribe, Trinidad and Tobago
    Kansas International Film Festival, Overland Park, KS
    Atlanta Shortsfest, Atlanta, GA
    Festival SPASM 2015, Montreal, Canada
    Marfa Film Festival, Marfa, TX

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  5. Raising A Nuisance:
    First place in the CCS 48 Hour Challenge
    Challenge prompt : Slim to None
    Created by Playing Possum Productions
    Danielle Raymond
    Jason McCullough
    Justin Hoffman
    and LS Quigley

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