Animation Block Party
Short Film Program

Thursday Jul 28, 2016
6:00PMDoors Open
7:30PMLive Music by Sam Evian
8:30PMFilms Begin
10:00PMQ&A with filmmakers

Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River
Financial District
230 Vesey Street, New York City, NY, 10281
A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center, 2, 3 to Park Place


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Arts Brookfield
Tribeca Shortlist
This event is free

Experience some of the year's best animated short films at the incomparable Animation Block Party!


Animation Block 2016 Signal Film (Dana Sink | Harrisburg, PA | 1 min.)

Perfect Houseguest (Ru Kuwahata | Baltimore, MD | 2 min.)
A house is visited by a clean, organized and well-mannered guest.

Rolling (Matthew Christensen | USA | 3 min.)
A never ending ride down a grassy hill full of obstacles.

Jeannie's Tablet (Alex Cline | Los Angeles, CA | 2 min.)
Jeannie loves her tablet!

The Leak and the Clog (Alayna Cabral | Massachusetts College of Art and Design | 7 min.)
About a man and a dog that live in a cube floating in the darkest part of the ocean.

Ignite (Cailey Tervo | Columbus College of Art and Design | 4 min.)
After being rejected by its herd, a 'Cheetal' finds itself the target of a fearsome predator.

Arrival (Alex Myung | New York, NY | 23 min.)
Sometimes escaping into life's adventures isn't enough.

The Troubadour's Green Room (Bryan Brinkman | New York, NY | 3 min.)
Experimental Music Video created for and inspired by 'The Troubadour's Green Room'

The Unnatural (Marco Sanchez | Chile | 5 min.)
A girl, a man and a monster wander through the dark.

Bathroom Boarder (Katie Nash | UK | 1 min.)
A playful experiment using motion tracking and 3D animation.

Tombes & Manèges (Nicolas Albrecht, Jérémie Auray, Alexandre Garnier, Antoine Giuliani, Sandrine Normand, Ambre Pochet and Marc Visintin | 7 min.)
In his isolated cemetery, a rather boorish gravedigger tries to amuse his son in a rather silly way…

Sisters (David Chontos | Psyop | 4 min.)
Part exercise of passion, and part love letter. A fragment of some lost, tragic opera.

Chez Moi (Phuong Mai Nguyen | Paris, France | 12 min.)
Hugo’s mother is back home. The day after, when Hugo wakes up, he finds black feathers all over his house.

Floovy (Ben Meinhardt | Canada | 1 min.)
Your favorite wild giraffe meets an elderly woman.

Vocabulary (Becky James | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.)
Covetous Butterfly wants something from his serpentine compatriot, but what?


Sam Evian
Sam Evian is a new music project from New York City, and the latest signing to Saddle Creek.

( a/s/l ) 27, m, NYC

"Sleep Easy" is the first track to be shared from Premium, the debut Sam Evian LP, scheduled for release in 2016. The limpid ease of Premium was captured in just a handful of days at Figure 8 studio in Brooklyn, where Sam is a resident engineer and producer.

Glowing lead guitar, aching pedal steel, Wurlitzer keys and iconic 20th-century synths coalesce over a sublime, supportive rhythm section, guiding Sam's melodies through a semi-familiar mist: the post-'60s zeitgeist, a sun-baked cassette of 'Pet Sounds,' the modern struggle for emotional involvement in the internet age.

"Someone once told me that having one penny is 100% better than having no pennies. Making Premium was like picking a lucky penny up off the street. I wrote the songs ten days prior to my first show, though the ideas had been living under the surface for some years. Sometimes a deadline is all you need. The band came together effortlessly and we found ourselves in the studio on borrowed time, smiling a lot. The use of 'Premium' is funny to me. Bottled water is funny to me. We're all hustling the same thing and packaging it in different ways. Stay hydrated," says Sam.

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