Talented filmmaker/animator Dustin Grella has been creating short animations from messages he receives on his answering machine. We especially enjoyed this short clip and not just because it has a 90-year-old woman with a lonely libido.
Below is an introduction to his project called Animation Hotline:
It looks like we aren’t the only ones stalking Mr. Grella. He has recently been invited to create a full-feature film for the Cannes Film Festival based on the ideas from his voice-mail animations.
The big news most recently is that it’s been included to screen as a part of a feature film at the Cannes Film Festival in late May. The topic of the film is ‘The Other’ and I’m sending out a request for people to leave messages that use ‘The Other’ as the concept behind the message (I’m putting a more detailed description of what ‘the other’ might mean at the bottom of the email). If you participate, please leave your name because for this one I am going to need to get a signed waiver. I’ll need to put you in the credits of the film!!!
Interested in participating? You are very wise, reader. More info here.
We first were introduced to Dustin Grella’s work at the SF Shorts and still get goose bumps when we watch his film, Prayers for Peace. This film went on to win the Golden Couch Award in 2009 for some film festival called Couch Fest Films: