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Andaluz
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Ground Zero/
Sacred Ground
Perpetual Motion
Perpetual Motion
Kakania
Kakania
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Nine Lives
Yours for the Taking
Yours for the Taking
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Heavenly Bodies
Pentralia
Penetralia

Andaluz

(2004 • 6 minutes) Collaboration with Joanna Priestley Music by Juanito Pascual.

Andaluz still

A traveler’s love letter to Andalucía, this animated film is an homage to the culture, landscape, and architecture of southern Spain. The film explores details of the natural world in relation to the four elements, and suggests the close relationship between people and the land which they inhabit.

"Colors dance and landscapes morph to the rhythms of southern Spain in the latest work from two award-winning animators."

— New York Film Festival

"Short but sweet, this new animated tribute to southern Spain is just six minutes long, but the tale spans centuries."

— Cheryl Sinapis, Boston Globe Calendar

"A gorgeous animated short...This moving work is a mostly abstract homage, in lush images and music, to the southern Spain of the Moors and the Gypsies and flamenco."

— Gerald Peary, The Boston Phoenix



Awards:
Black Maria Film & Video Festival, 2004: Director's Choice Award
ASIFA-East Animation Awards, 2004: Excellence in Experimental Techniques
New England Film & Video Festival, 2004: Jury Award for Best Independent Animation
ASIFA-San Francisco Animation Awards, 2004: 2nd Prize
Bimini International Animated Film Festival, Latvia, 2005: Special Jury Diploma
Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI), 2005: Gold Prize (1st Prize)

Festivals:
New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, 2003
Northwest Film and Video Festival, Portland, Oregon, 2003
USA Film Festival, Dallas, Texas, 2004: Finalist
Big Muddy Film Festival, Illinois, 2004
James River Film Festival, Virginia, 2004
Nashville Film Festival, Tennessee, 2004
Newport International Film Festival, Rhode Island, 2004
Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films, Croatia, 2004
Anima Mundi, Brazil, 2004
Starz Denver International Film Festival, Colorado, 2004
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary & Animated Film, Germany, 2004
China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival, 2004
I Castelli Animati, Italy, 2004
Animac, Spain, 2005
Jeon Ju International Film Festival, Korea, 2005
Córdoba Animation Festival, Argentina, 2005
Down Under International Film Festival, Australia, 2005
KROK International Animated Film Festival, Ukraine, 2005
CineMujer, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2007

Screenings:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2003: screening with live flamenco concert & dance
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2003
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2003 & 2006
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY, 2004
Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 2004: "Motion Pictures,"
presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects & Film at the Prince
American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
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