I have a brand new film: Bottle Neck! It will premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 1 PM, at the Portland International Film Festival. The programs is called Short Cuts 2: Made in Oregon and is in the Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue. Click here for tickets. Advance tickets recommended.

Bottle Neck is a luminous crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns that renovate the commonplace objects of a classical painting genre in a modern setting. Seth Norman did the brilliant sound design and Brian Kinkley did the wonderful title design and compositing. Bottle Neck is the third film in my abstract trilogy about patterning that includes Eye Liner (2011) and Split Ends (2013).

Split Ends (3' 33") was inspired by industrial era ornamental designs and it has a great score by composer Seth Williams of Triage. Click here to get Split Ends on DVD. Click here for more information on the film.


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"It’s playful, witty, soothing and charming." -Shawn Levy, The Oregonian (link to article)

Missed Aches (3'53") A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and our over-reliance on spell check, written and narrated by slam poet Taylor Mali. With wonderful sound and music by Normand Roger and Pierre Yves Drapeau and Denis Chartrand.

Eye Liner (3'53") Luminescent abstract animation with a splendid soundtrack by Seth Norman. "Watching Eye Liner is like being on some wonderful drug that you don't have to come down from when the film is over." -Chel White

Choking Hazard (1'30") A yogurt tub takes a long trip in this amusing short made for Create Plenty, Scrap and the Surfrider Foundation.