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Love in the Time of March Madness

Animation, Art Direction, Direction, Film

Animated Short Film     Director/Producer

Love in the Time of March Madness, was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2016 in the Best Short Animated Film category.

"A tall short about a 6'4" woman looking for love."

Melissa Johnson hit 6’4’’ tall in 8th grade. Although this made her an instant basketball star, Love in the Time of March Madness follows her hilarious and awkward misadventures in romance as she dates shorter men and gets cheered or jeered wherever she goes. Blazing with honesty and dark humor, this animated “tall short” is a true story about embracing difference that is certain to disarm and delight.

 

Love in the Time of March Madness is available for viewing as part of the Animation Show of Shows compilation.

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 Production art for "The Pit of the Greats""

Production art for "The Pit of the Greats""

  Awards & Accolades    88th Academy Awards – Shortlisted for Best Animated Short Film   Tribeca Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Best Online Short Film Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Audience Choice Award   Australia Screen Sound Guild Awards – Best Sound for an Animated Short   Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Best Short Documentary   Flickerfest – Honourable Mention 4th Annual AFI/AACTA Awards – Nominated for Best Animated Short Film   Taoz Shortz Film Festival – Honourable Mention for Animation Brooklyn Film Festival – Spirit Award for Animation Animatou Festival International du Film d'Animation 2015 - Docanim Award for Best Documentary   17th Annual Animation Show of Shows    Official Selections at Festivals    2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Cinequest, Milwaukee Film Festival, Cinema Austin East, Florida Film Festival, Naples International Film Festival, Rooftop NYC, Encounters Short Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Denver Film Festival    2015 Flickerfest, Taoz Shortz Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival,   Phoenix Film Festival,   Alahambra Theatre,   Newport Beach Film Festival,   Brooklyn Film Festival,   Palm Springs International Film Festival, Animatou Festival International du Film d'Animation, Annecy International Animated Film Festival.       Credits    Production Studios: KAPWA Studioworks & High Hip Productions   Directed & Produced by: Robertino Zambrano & Melissa Johnson   Written & Narrated by: Melissa Johnson   Original Music by: Albert Behar   Animation by: KAPWA Studioworks    KAPWA Animation Team    Robertino Zambrano (Animation Direction, Design)   Chad Yapyapan (3D Character Animation)   Alastair Sew Hoy (2D Traditional Animation, Compositing)   Francis Solinap (3D Modelling, Compositing)   Cristina Kuong (3D Modelling, Background Art)   Tristan Velasco (2D Animation, Compositing)   Dominique Dinel (Character Design, 2D Animation)    Andy Wright (Theatrical Re-recording Mix)    Marco Velasco (Sound Mix & Additional Sound Design for Bamm Bamm Wolfgang)   Adam Alexander (Sound Mix Supervisor for Bamm Bamm Wolfgang)    Music Credits    “Trimpin’s Studio”   Written by Albert Behar   Performed by Bridget Pasker   Published by Behar Sackner Modern    “The Waltz from Beyond”   Written by Albert Behar   Performed by Albert Behar, Alen Cileli, Vic Wong & Kenan O’Brien   Published by Behar Sackner Modern

Awards & Accolades

88th Academy Awards – Shortlisted for Best Animated Short Film
Tribeca Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Best Online Short Film
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Audience Choice Award

Australia Screen Sound Guild Awards – Best Sound for an Animated Short
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014 – Winner, Best Short Documentary
Flickerfest – Honourable Mention
4th Annual AFI/AACTA Awards – Nominated for Best Animated Short Film

Taoz Shortz Film Festival – Honourable Mention for Animation
Brooklyn Film Festival – Spirit Award for Animation
Animatou Festival International du Film d'Animation 2015 - Docanim Award for Best Documentary

17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Official Selections at Festivals

2014
Tribeca Film Festival, Cinequest, Milwaukee Film Festival, Cinema Austin East, Florida Film Festival, Naples International Film Festival, Rooftop NYC, Encounters Short Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Abu Dhabi Film Festival and Denver Film Festival

2015
Flickerfest, Taoz Shortz Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, 
Phoenix Film Festival, Alahambra Theatre, Newport Beach Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Animatou Festival International du Film d'Animation, Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

 

Credits

Production Studios: KAPWA Studioworks & High Hip Productions
Directed & Produced by: Robertino Zambrano & Melissa Johnson
Written & Narrated by: Melissa Johnson
Original Music by: Albert Behar
Animation by: KAPWA Studioworks

KAPWA Animation Team

Robertino Zambrano (Animation Direction, Design)
Chad Yapyapan (3D Character Animation)
Alastair Sew Hoy (2D Traditional Animation, Compositing)
Francis Solinap (3D Modelling, Compositing)
Cristina Kuong (3D Modelling, Background Art)
Tristan Velasco (2D Animation, Compositing)
Dominique Dinel (Character Design, 2D Animation)

Andy Wright (Theatrical Re-recording Mix)

Marco Velasco (Sound Mix & Additional Sound Design for Bamm Bamm Wolfgang)
Adam Alexander (Sound Mix Supervisor for Bamm Bamm Wolfgang)

Music Credits

“Trimpin’s Studio”
Written by Albert Behar
Performed by Bridget Pasker
Published by Behar Sackner Modern

“The Waltz from Beyond”
Written by Albert Behar
Performed by Albert Behar, Alen Cileli, Vic Wong & Kenan O’Brien
Published by Behar Sackner Modern