Thursday, September 12, 2013

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat is an award winning animation!

Many exiting goings on with Abyssus Abyssum Invocat! The film has racked up 19 (one of which I can't mention yet) and still has a good shot in being accepted in to a few more before the season is out! I couldn't have hoped for a better response to the film. Also the film WON best mixed media animation in the California International Animation Festival!!!! I've also been offered 2 distribution deals and am still sorting out the details as far as that aspect goes. I've never been through this process before and there's much to learn and consider. Just having received a fantastic script for the next project, I'm very much looking forward to diving in to the next stop mo piece which has a projected length of 23 minutes and will have a much more advanced look! Of course a LOT of money must be raised for a project of this magnitude but some very promising whispers have been spoken during the production meetings! I believe it can happen!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013- Mid Year Progress

It's been a very productive year so far! I've had a good deal of work in the storyboarding realm as well as a great start in venturing in to the world of animation! As far as storyboards are concerned, I've had the good fortune of working on projects with Duracell, Reebok, Macy's (x8), HBO (Louis CK), Target, The Judge Mathis Project (animatic), GAP, Uncle Ben's, Dunkin Donuts, Jagermeister, and IBM! Thanks for keeping the bill paid guys!
On the animation front I've been quite busy also. I completed a few animatics which can be viewed through my website ( I use primarily AfterEffects for these and have an animated Edward Gorey pitch close to completion in which this wonderful program is utilized. My stop motion film, Abyssus Abyssum Invocat, has been accepted in to 12 festivals as of now and just won best mixed media animation in the California International Animation Festival! The film has been submitted to many more competitive festivals and I'm hoping to have additional laurels before the year is out! A preview of the film can be viewed at  The next big stop mo project script is currently being written by my good pal, Frank Tuccillo and I'm so looking forward to digging in to that! I mean really, it's all I think about these days.
In other news, I've moved from my studio at 3rd Ward (where I've worked since 2007) to Studio Nos in Williamsburg where literally everyone is an illustrator/stop motion animator! It's good to be amongst such talented and like-minded folks and what providence to fall in to a hive of stop motion animators! It's almost like it was meant to be!

Here's to an even better 2nd half of 2013!

Monday, May 6, 2013

This is a album design I did for War Ponies (band).

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Boston Underground Film Festival has accepted Abyssus Abyssum Invocat in to its program! I was really hoping for this one but really felt it was going to be a long shot. Apparently, this really odd film found the perfect spot in this selective festival! Boston, here we come!

Abyssus has just been accepted in to is 3rd festival, Anifilm in the Czech Republic! It will be included in its popular Animated Horror Movies section of the Festival. To see more on this cool little fest, visit

Just got word that the film will be shown in the upcoming Little Rock Horror Picture Show!


My Film Abyssus Abyssum Invocat has been accepted in to the Savannah International Animation Festival for their stopmotion competition! I started submitting to festivals back in early November and have been on pins and needles ever since I started the process. This the first festival that I've heard back from so far and getting accepted on the very first response is quite a good feeling. When you work on something for as long as I have worked on this project, it's really hard to keep your objectivity. I question the films quality constantly so this is QUITE a relief!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Animatic complete!

I did this animatic as a demonstration of a new service that I'll be offering in 2013. I chose to do this demo to the song Aging Young Rebel by DJ Food (featuring Ken Nordine) as it's always been a tune that inspires a visual dialog. Enjoy and be sure to check out as it has just been revamped!

Click Here for the Video!