Through the magical combination of music, cameraless animation, and a digital transfer of scratched, painted, dyed, and drawn on film stock, Pee Wee Herman & Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne) are transported beyond the fourth wall on a psychedelic adventure at Pee Wee's Playhouse. This is an experimental art film that laughs at itself while exploring alternative realities on multiple levels. The source material 35mm roll of film was one I had left over from my days as an animation DP (Director of Photography) working on Pee Wee's Playhouse. All the art-on-film animation was created by myself and six of my students from Pratt & U-Arts (Shannon Brice, Alleanna Harris, Ben Howell, Bianca Lott, Austin Myers & Wren Nilla). I supervised the film to digital transfer done at Technicolor, Postworks in NYC.
The music is a live performance of the song "4 to 6 or 25" written and performed by Anonymous
Official selection of .....
The Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival, NYC, 2014
The Oregon Underground Film Festival, Portland Oregon, 2014
The Glasgow Independent Film Festival, Scotland, 2014
GOA Short Film Festival, India, 2014
Athens ANIMFEST, Greece, 2015
Art All Night-Trenton: 4th Annual Film Festival, NJ, 2015
From Beyond On-Line Film Festival, 2015
Broken Knuckle On-line Film Festival 2015
CannaBus Culture Film Festival (CCFF), NY, 2016
Animation After Dark, Brooklyn, NY, 2016