1. Legend of the Flying Tomato


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    Once a victim of bullying, Frida finds a hero in the legendary luchador El Pirana. However she finds herself at her lowest once more when she's ridiculed during the biggest wrestling match of her life. Through an unexpected meeting with a mysterious taco salesman, Frida learns that she must find strength in herself to overcome her demons. Created by Michael Yates, Aurry Tan and Sharon Huang Composer: Erez Koskas Michael Yates - http://yatesart.tumblr.com Aurry Tan - http://aurrytan.blogspot.com Sharon Huang - http://s-huang.tumblr.com/ Follow us on facebook for behind the scenes snippets! https://www.facebook.com/FlyingTomatoFilm

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    • Stickboy // Animation Montage


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      Stickboy, An Opera in Three Acts Music composed by Neil Weisensel Libretto by Shane Koyczan, based on his book, Stickboy Late last year, Shane Koyczan and Vancouver Opera asked if we'd like to partner on a brand new opera. We had never worked with projections, long-form animation, or live performance (not to mention opera!) before, so of course we said: yes please! Ten months later, our work is being projected over three massive screens, illustrating over 40 background settings and dark inner-workings of the main character in a 2-hour long stage performance called Stickboy. You can see it live in Vancouver until November 7, 2014 (visit vancouveropera.ca for more info). Animation Credits: A collaboration with Shane Koyzcan and Vancouver Opera Creative Direction: Leah Nelson, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada & Henrique Barone Producer: Teresa Toews Art Direction: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada Concept and Storyboard: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone & Leah Nelson with help from Rachel Peake & Shane Koyzcan Design: Henrique Barone, Lucas Brooking, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Gergely Wootsch & Shawn Hight Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Shawn Hight, Nicholas Ferreira, Marisabel Fernandez Animation Montage: Voiceover: Shane Koyczan Music: Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Edit: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada You can buy Shane's original Stickboy Book here: http://goo.gl/Jeu4wH

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      • Double Happy


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        Short of the Week Presents: Double Happy written and directed by Shahir Daud shahirdaud.com Read the review at: shortoftheweek.com/​2011/​05/​30/​double-happy/​ Submit your own online premiere short film to us! shortoftheweek.com/​submit/​

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        • DUNNY


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          Award-winning short film written and directed by Phillip Van. Producers: Phillip Van, Ryan Kampe, Sylvain Tron DP: George Gibson Production Designer: Tamar Gadish Costume Designer: Rosalind Lott Casting: Kim Graham DUNNY: Jonathan Ospa Stacey: Celine Du Tertre Ronnie: Gerard Canonico Ian: Travis Walters Greg: Eugene Brell Rachel: Nicole Poole Summary: An obese 11-year-old attempts to give a love letter to a girl that doesn't like him and winds up at dinner with her intensely suburban family and her new flame. A Mars Films production.

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          • The Bully Project Promo


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            BULLY - in theaters March 30th, 2012 Please visit our website at: www.thebullyproject.com This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied, making it the most common form of violence young people in the U.S. experience. Directed by Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, The Bully Project is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary—at its heart are those with the most at stake and whose stories each represent a different facet of this bullying crisis.  Following five kids and families over the course of a school year, the film confronts bullying’s most tragic outcomes, including the stories of two families who’ve lost children to suicide and a mother who waits to learn the fate of her 14 –year-old daughter, incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With rare access to the Sioux City Community School District, the film also gives an intimate glimpse into school busses, classrooms, cafeterias and even principles offices, offering insight into the often-cruel world of children, as teachers, administrators and parents struggle to find answers. While the stories examine the dire consequences of bullying, they also give testimony to the courage and strength of the victims of bullying and seek to inspire real changes in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children, and in society as a whole. Through the power of these stories, The Bully Project aims to be a catalyst for change and to turn the tide on an epidemic of violence that has touched every community in the United States—and far beyond.

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            • AFRICAN BOOTY SCRATCHER the short film by Nikyatu Jusu


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              Prom nears and things seem to be spiralling out of control for the typically composed ISATU. In this coming of age story,West African tradition conflicts with American idealism and Isatu is forced to reassess her alliances. Writer/Director: Nikyatu Jusu Director of Photography: Daniel Patterson Exec Producer: Artesia Balthrop Twitter: @Nikyatu tumblr: myfirstfeaturefilm.tumblr.com

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              • FIRST DAY


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                We’ve all been in detention one time or another, and today we see Oscar, a good kid who has never had a reason to be in detention, until now. Now he is stuck in detention with Mr Davis, the dictator like Science Teacher cum Detention Master, but we are about to find out how exactly Oscar ended up in this mess. Shot on 5D Mark 2 Film Festivals Screenings: BBC Big Screen BKSTS Screened at BFI Southbank London. KINO 10 ArtsFest Lancaster Children's Film Festival Clermont Ferrand Film Festival 2011 Short Film Marketplace Nominated: NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts Film Festival - Best Film Stoke Your Fires - Best Student Film Soundtrack by Micheal & Maryann Tedstone http://www.manikemusic.com/www.manikemusic.com/manike-home.html Starring Dave Greshon Andrew George www.andersonwest.co.uk

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                • Growing Up


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                  'Growing Up' is an animated short film I made in the last six months of attending Vancouver Film School's 3D Animation and Visual Effects program. I'm responsible for all visual elements: story, animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, and compositing. Programs used: Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, After Effects, Nuke, Premiere Pro Thanks for watching and sharing it around! Feel free to ask any questions or comment. Official Selection 2012 Sarasota Film Festival Best Animated Short Film 2012 Louisville's International Festival of Film http://lucasridley.com

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                  • To This Day - #11- Rickard Bengtsson


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                    My section for To this day project. Created in photoshop and after effects. "To This Day" is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan. It's a collaborative visual interpertation of the poem by animators and artists from all over the world to fight bullying in schools The project was produced by Giant Ant who invited Animators from all over the world to contribute. Each given a 20sec snippet from the poem to interpert in their own way. tothisdayproject.com See the full 7minute video here https://vimeo.com/59956490

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                    • The Board Of Education. A Documentary About Corporal Punishment In US Public Schools.


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                      Corporal punishment was found to be cruel and unusual punishment by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1968. It is banned in the U.S. military, in correctional facilities and in mental institutions however, use of the paddle is still allowed in many U.S. public schools. More than two hundred thousand students are hit every year by their teachers, principals or coaches with many incidents resulting in injury. A bill to ban corporal punishment in public schools on a national level has been introduced, but Congress has yet to acknowledge it by enacting this federal legislation. Historically, the paddle was a tool used to beat slaves in order to cause fear and inflict pain. The United States is the only nation in the western world that still permits the use of corporal punishment in its educational system. The Board Of Education is a documentary that takes an in-depth and personal look at discipline within the American educational system. The film focuses on the three states with the highest percentage of reported students hit, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. We travel to these states for interviews with politicians, administrators, teachers, parents and students about this polarizing issue. We raised the funds for our film using Kickstarter. We would not have been able to make this film without the support of the DSLR community and people like you. Today, Kickstarter remains a valid way for filmmakers to raise funds for independent film. Corporal Punishment is still prevalent in nineteen states with over two hundred thousand students hit every year. What do you do when the teacher is the bully? PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR COPY THIS VERSION.

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