Amsterdam Canal Bikes
Director: Philip Harder · 2:56 min
February 2011. A ridiculous number of old bikes were dredged out of Amsterdam canals. How they got there, no one knows. Many other treasures were found.
Philip Harder has directed numerous music videos, short films and commercials.
Cowboy Roy Shows A Shoe How To Tie Itself
Director: Kari Jo Skogquist · Producer: Kari Jo Skogquist, Eli Stone · 1 min
Cowboy Roy assists a shoe in need with a lyrical lesson. “Cowboy Roy”, aided by an exceptionally talented crew, is an educational piece for youth.
Kari Jo Skogquist (director), a Perpich Center alumna (’06), is the animator for “Cowboy Roy”. She has animated various small projects and does camera department work for live events, documentaries, narratives, and corporate video.
Mr. Shade, The North
Director: Kari Jo Skogquist · Producer: The Poor Nobodys, Kari Jo Skogquist · 5 min
Recorded within a single weekend, this experimental time-lapse follows nature’s transition of day and night. It is entirely composed of still images from rural Minnesota and features music by The Poor Nobodys.
Kari Jo Skogquist (director) is a freelance media artist and Perpich Center alumna (’06) based in the Twin Cities. Kari Jo primarily works with live camera operation and stop-motion animation.
Director: Tom Schroeder · 12:15 min
An animated documentary film in which two friends decide to stage a bicycle race to determine who is the best racer of all time, Eddy Merckx or Lance Armstrong. A love triangle develops during the race.
Tom has been making animated films since 1990. He has received Minnesota State Arts Board Grants in 1991, 1999 and 2006, Jerome Film and Video Grants in 2000 and 2004, Bush Fellowships in 1997 and 2008, and a McKnight Fellowship in 2006.
Why We’re Here: Twin Cities
Directors: Susan Bernstein, Mary McGreevy · 5:49 min
A love letter to the Twin Cities that asks the question: Why, with all the other choices in the world, do we choose to live here?
Susan Bernstein and Mary McGreevy (Seven and Sixty Productions) are transplants to Minnesota who like to ask questions, find beauty and put it on film. Also produced by the MN Culture Club.
How a Square Becomes a Triangle
Director: Dylan Wilbur · 2:45 min
How a square becomes a triangle, in case you are interested.
Born and raised in Minnesota, schooled at UW-Madison, Dylan Wilbur forces his creative will upon the animated form, the lens, and the world, often with unpredictable results.
Urban Agrarian Woman
Director: John Akre · Producer: Powderkeg Live!, John Akre · 5 min
Urban Agrarian Woman turns sow’s ear into silk purse in this animated short based on a live performance at Powderkeg Live! at the Ritz Theater.
John Akre is an animator, documentaries, youth media worker and comic book maker who lives in Northeast Minneapolis.
Director: Amanda Nelson · 2:20 min
This is a short story about the sadder side of owning a pet. The Owner realizes, in a moment, that she will outlive her feline friend.
Amanda Nelson graduated from Ai Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts and Animation. She is currently an animator / designer at Pixel Farm in Minneapolis, MN.
Ballad of the Sweet Treat
Director: Beth Peloff ·1:08 min
When the object of a woman’s dream passes by her window, she gives chase.
Beth Peloff is an animator, documentary filmmaker and singer/songwriter. She works in public access television.
Director & Producer: Maria Juranic · 1:23 min
Broken Crow's art features various animals and anthropomorphic humanoids. Their paintings reintroduce wild animals back into urban habitats, writing their own mythologies as they go. This piece follows their journey.
Maria Juranic is a filmmaker known for her unique original effects and stop motion mixed media style. Her videos have been screened all over the world and seen on television through MTV, FUSE and VH1.
Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story
Co-Directors & Producers: J
esse Roesler, Jonathan Nowak · 22 min
A naked robotic love story exploring the challenges and delights found in sustaining a creative identity within a romantic relationship and the controversial "new music" generated by an unconventional couple.
Jesse Roesler (co-director/producer) is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened at festivals such as SXSW and is also Co-Founder of Bolster, a creative agency specializing in branded digital storytelling.
Jonathan Nowak (co-director/producer) is a writer-director. Originally from blustery Minnesota, he now resides in Venice, California where he makes filmic stories – long and short ones.