FILM, VIDEO, ANIMATION: Narrative and experimental forms. Alternatives to mainstream conventions and aesthetics.
EXHIBITION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Organizing and promoting venues for alternative to mainstream film and animation from independent local, regional, and global artists.
F11 and Be There, Feature Documentary, live-action/animation, 2018
Animations created for feature-length documentary on North Carolina-based veteran photographer Burk Uzzle. Director Jethro Waters, Producer David Raymond. www.f11andbethere.com
Austin Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA, October 2018
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, November 2018
Beebox, experimental animation, 2:14, 2018
The story of contemporary agriculture and a need for change, as told by a bee and its box.
Barents Ecology Film Festival, Petrozavodsk, Russia, April 2018, SEMI-FINALIST
Sioux Empire Film Festival, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, May 2018
River Film Festival, Padua, Italy, June 2018
Bergamo Food Film Festival, Bergamo, Italy, June 2018, BEST ANIMATION
Kinookus Food Film Festival, Ston, Croatia, June 2018
Green Movie Night, Berlin, Germany, June 2018
CineAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival, Torino, Italy, July 2018
Supertoon International Animation Festival, Šibenik, Croatia, July 2018
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival, Moscow, Russia, July 2018
SunChild International Environmental Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia, July 2018
Rural FilmFest, Ciudad Real, Spain, July 2018
Palm Springs International Animation Festival, California, USA, August, 2018
Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, August 2018
Conscious Cartoons Animation Festival, Seattle, Washington, USA, September 2018
San Francisco Green Film Festival, California, USA, September 2018
Paris International Animation Film Festival, France, September 2018
MinnAnimate, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2018
Kuala Lampur Environmental Film Festival, Malaysia, October 2018, FINALIST
Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival, Seia, Portugal, October 2018
Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival, Spain, November 2018
Infestation, animation/2D traditional/digital, 1 min, 2016
Short vignettes illustrate the challenge of eliminating certain pests.
River Film Festival, Padua, Italy, June 2016
Square Lake Film & Music Festival, Stillwater, Minnesota, USA, August 2016
MinnAnimate, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2016
Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2016
UnderGround Film Festival, Ancona, Italy, September 2016
Manlleu Short Film Festival, Manlleu, Spain, November 2016
Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2016
Tahoe Underground Film Festival, Incline Village, Nevada, USA, November 2016
Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, March 2017
Minneapolis International Film Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 2017
1Minuto Festival, São Paolo, Brazil, April 2017 *Winner: Best Animation
Sioux Empire Film Festival, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, May 2017 *Winner: Best Animation
Big Brown’s TV Slap-Down!, animation/stop-motion, 1 min, 2016
The Li’l Shape Peeps love making new friends and including everyone in their adventures!
The Dumbest Sh!t I Ever Saw Show, Brooklyn, NY USA, August 2016
1Minuto Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 2017
We Like ‘Em Short, Baker City, Oregon USA, August 2017
Linoleum International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, September 2017
Sick n’ Wrong Film Festival, Orlando, FL USA, November 2017
Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2017
Athens AnimFest, Athens, Greece, March 2018
White Out, animation/stop-motion, 5 min, 2015
A lone pilot is faced with isolation on a cold dark world. Music by Domenico Cimarosa and performed by Nathan Jorgensen and Mary Ermel Walker.
Athens AnimFest, Athens, Greece, March 2015
Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, USA, April 2015
Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, Florida, USA, April 2015
RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, April 2015
Animaze: Montreal International Animation Festival, Montreal, Canada, April 2015
Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, August 2015
Anibar International Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo, August 2015
INSANE Animation Film Festival, Malmo, Sweden, September 2015
Portland Film Festival, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 2015
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, November 2015
St. Cloud Film Festival, St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA, November 2015 *Winner: Best Animation
ReAnima International Animation Festival, Bergen, Norway, September 2017
An Evening with Harvey Dunn’s Feminine Images, 2013-2015
A multidisciplinary live performance based on selected paintings by South Dakota artist Harvey Dunn. Collaborators Asst. Prof. Darla Bielfeldt (English), Asst. Prof. Aaron Ragsdale (Music), Lynn Verschoor (South Dakota Art Museum), Melissa Hauschild-Mork (Comm Studies/Theater), Professor Corey Shelsta (Comm Studies/Theater), Lowell Haag (Journalism).
· Performing Arts Center, Brookings, South Dakota, Spring 2014
· South Dakota Public Television, Spring 2015
The Uncle Mike Show, live-action/animation, 6.5 min, 2012
An unfortunate host of a cable access show is tormented by the wishes of the show sponsor.
· MinnAnimate, Minneapolis, MN, USA, September 2013
· Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA, USA, March 2013
· PollyGrind Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 2012 * Winner: Best Television Show/Webisode
Look to the Sea, animation, 3.4 min, 2010
Music video produced in collaboration with National Geographic Digital and the Census of Marine Life. Music by Maryann Camilleri. Producer: Jason Orfanon
· Museum of Natural History, London, UK, October 2010
· Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, April, 2011
· International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, MT, March 2011 *Honorable Mention for Animation
· Hawai’i Ocean Film Festival, Hanalei, HI, July 2011 *Winner: Best Animation
· BLUE Ocean Film Festival, Monterey, CA, September 2012
Beard & Moustache Experiments, nos. 1-4, experimental documentary, 12 min, 2008
A lighthearted look at the social, cultural, historical and aesthetic aspects of facial hair portrayed through a combination of live action combined with animation.
· Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH, March 2009
· Humboldt Film Festival, Humboldt, CA, May 2009
· Middle Tennessee Film and Video Festival, TN, April 2009
· Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, November 2008
· Faculty Exhibition, Ritz Gallery, Brookings, SD, September 2008
· SDSU Animation Mini-Fest, Brookings, SD, October 2008
Ancestors, short animation, 3 min, 2006
In this 2D animation, a first-time father accounts the irrational fears of tracing back his family roots.
· Citrus Cel Animation Festival, Jacksonville, FL, USA, 2009
· South Dakota Film Festival, Aberdeen, SD, USA, 2008
· Canterbury Film Festival, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2008
· Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2008
· Frame Damage Animation Festival, Denver, CO, USA, 2008
· North Carolina Film & Video Festival, Greensboro, NC USA, 2007 *Winner: Best Independent Animation
· 2D or Not 2D Festival, Portland, OR, USA, 2007
· Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC, USA, 2006
· Microcinefest, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2006
Corcovado, live-action, 16mm, 12 min, 1999
Two diner patrons endure the monotony of a dreary meal. Cowboys, cavemen and lots of food.
Rosebud Awards Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, April 2000 *Winner: Best in Show
Flicker, Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, North Carolina, November 1999
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2000
Johns Hopkins University Reel Festival, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2000
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 2000
Come and Get It! DVD Compilation, 2001
Rooftop Films, Brooklyn, New York, August 2001
· Mario’s Furniture, Los Angeles, California, December 2002
SELECTED AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
2018. South Dakota Art Museum Faculty Scholar, Fall 2018. Awarded course release for research in character and narrative in the work of American illustrator and painter Harvey Dunn.
2017. South Dakota Arts Council Fellowship Award, $5000. South Dakota Arts Council.
2014. Awarded Project Grant for production of short film “White Out”, $2000. South Dakota Arts Council.
2013. Faculty Excellence in Engagement & Outreach Award Recipient. For efforts in SoDak Animation Festival, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.
2012. Awarded “Fast-Track Challenge America” Grant for 2012 SoDak Animation Festival, $10,000. National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
EDUCATION & APPOINTMENTS
MASTER OF FINE ARTS: FILM PRODUCTION
Ohio University. Athens, Ohio
Thesis: Corcovado, experimental/narrative, live-action, 16mm, 12:34
Graduated August 1999
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: GEOGRAPHY
James Madison University. Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1995
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ANIMATION AND FILM
School of Design, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
2007 - present.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Multimedia Designer, Mind & Media, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 2004.
Makeup/Makeup FX Artist for film and television, NC/DC-based,1997 – 2007.
Sound Studio Assistant, Ohio University, Department of Film, 1997 – 1999.
Freelance Grip/Production Assistant, 1995 - 1999.
AEF (Animation Educators Forum), Member 2017-present
ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation), Member. 2007 - present
IATSE Local 798 (International Alliance of the Theatrical Stage Employees), Makeup Artists & Hairstylists. 2000-2003.