As a forlorn Cedric struggles to get over his break-up a chance encounter with Hope thrusts them both into a series of unfortunate events. Enlisted into a scheme to bring soap back from the holy crusades, Cedric is given the opportunity to become the brutal and bloodied soldier that Faith desires – but is that what he really wants?14 min.
Secret Life of Objects is an animated series being developed by Nathan Jones. The series is composed of 30 stories and 30 objects and explores the social interactions of various commonly occurring personality types brought to life through the animation of everyday objects.
“Outhouse” is the first short film/episode of the series and is the story of a cynical, used up, toilet paper roll and a far less worldly new kid on the bock—a modern day parable, dark comedy, and humorous exploration of social politics.
Every object has a story…3 min
In a city hung between two endless walls, a boy with only pigeons for company tries to seduce his remote neighbor with wacky inventions.8 min
In the summer of 1824, a retired ship’s carpenter known as Lozier walked into Centre Street Market in Manhattan and made a stirring claim: Because of the over-construction on the battery, the island of Manhattan had begun to sink into the harbor. To ease the panicking public, and persuade the naysayers, he revealed that the mayor had given him permission to do the unthinkable. Lozier was to oversee a project to saw the island in half, tow it out into the harbor, turn it around, and reattach it to the mainland.11 min
In May of 2001, America’s most trusted provider of family entertainment laid off nearly 600 workers from its Animation Department. Now for the first time, the story can be told from the 2D perspective of the laid-off cartoon characters. Whatever happened to these beloved hand-drawn characters? They were shipped to Australia to work on cheap, Direct-to-video sequels…4 min
A happy claymation clown finds out you just can’t please everyone.4 min
Exploring space is a dangerous occupation, especially if you are a bunny!1 min
Yoav and Fyvush Goldsteinfeldbergowitzblumbaum are your average mohels (that’s ‘professional baby penis carvers’ in layman’s terms) with secret identities as Jewish ninja superheroes. When Fyvush begins dating a Catholica woman, Yoav tries to put aside his reservations and be supportive. But is this apparently sweet girl all she appears? (SPOILER ALERT: she’s not. She’s an evil demon bent on converting everyone to Catholicism. Damn, I spoiled it).13 min
Down on his luck again, the likable and plucky, if opportunistic, knight, Sir Oliver, is on the run. Stumbling into the king’s receiving room, Sir Oliver finds the old monarch’s crown, left forgotten on the throne. Intrigued at this unique, valuable, and fragile find, the easily distracted Sir Oliver gives the crown a try to see how it sits on his head. Trouble quickly returns when a searching knight tracks down Oliver’s hiding place.2 min
It’s a rock song, it’s a sitcom…it’s Bear-Horse. 4 min
The story of a little boy and his closet monster.3 min
A stop-motion animation short about a boy attempting to build a campfire and doing it badly. 2 min
A girl struggles to revive her beloved dead dog.3 min
An animated mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the world.5 min
Jonathan Katz is a man who is on both death row and Weight Watchers. With Tom Leopold. (It takes the “D” out of Death Row and puts it back in “Delicious” where it belongs!)3 min
“The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger” is a children’s fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life, and ultimately, the test of a mother’s love.6 min
In 2004, Mattel announced the breakup of Barbie and Ken. Members of the media blamed Ken’s unwillingness to commit. Others questioned his sexuality. The years have passed, and Barbie has moved on—new life, new loves, new job. No one has ever bothered to ask how Ken is doing…until now. This short, dark, comedic fantasy features music from the award-winning musician and artist Voltaire. Ken imagines Barbie and her new lovers while planning the demise of those who supplanted him in ever-increasingly devious ways. Rated R for excessive violence…to dolls.7 min
The late Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space, A Bug’s Life) makes his final performance as “The Bolt” and is the narrator of this screwy parody of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Bolt devises a scheme to take away Christmas from every last Screw. Can Christmas be saved for the Screws of Screwville? Harris is joined by his former TV co-stars Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, and Marta Kristen who portray the Ratchet family from a nutty scene from A Christmas Carol. The film also features the voice talent of Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons, Futurama).7 min
When a man struggles to fix his computer, the effort sends him down a spiral of frustration and rage. He faces error messages, customer service lines, and the limits of human patience. Ultimately the man must face the truth: in the world of computing technology, nothing works, and nobody cares. When you’re on hold, no one can hear you scream.5 min