Five award-winning short films, filled with heart. These are early films and are delightfully scrappy. They demonstrate our stop motion learning curve. While children enjoy these films, they've been made for adults.
These shorts include music from Chad Tuthill, Geva Alon, Ben Bostick, Saint Anyway, Maya Isac, Andrea Vasquez, Maya Johnson and other indie folk artists.
This season focuses on fairy and folk tales with a comic focus. These are adapted for modern audiences and use doll casts to tell these stories. Using a green screen has allowed me to take these dolls around the world. I strive to create stories that embrace the diversity of our world.
About the filmmaker: Laura Lewis-Barr was a graduate student in clinical psychology but eventually switched majors and earned her M.A in theatre. She is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. After her play, "Cloistered Honey," was made into a low budget film, Laura began making short stop motion films. Laura’s films have been screened at festivals around the country. Laura continues to study Jungian psychology. She loves using animation as a way to explore the deep spiritual and psychological lessons embedded in folk and fairy tales. She makes these short films in her Chicago basement and finished some of them during the pandemic lockdown.
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