AREA 52

In 2017, I made one experimental animated short film every week for the entire year.  This project was dubbed AREA 52, and the benefits I've reaped for the work I sowed has far outreached any expectations I ever had for it.  What began as a humble Instagram project has blossomed into an avalanche of blessings.  The attention and respect these films have gained from the international animation community has been overwhelming.

The project has accrued over 90 festival selections, including six at Annecy, three at Hiroshima Int'l, ten at Anima Mundi, five at Ottawa Int'l and three at Animafest Zagreb. They've been featured in animation and film magazines and have been screened all over the world. Twenty-five of these films are currently in international distribution with Autour de Minuit in Paris.

But the biggest reward that came from this project was knowing that the discipline to finish and the commitment to excellence were contagious.  The messages I've received from friends and complete strangers along the way telling me how inspiring the journey was for them and how it helped them tackle their own goals is something I'll always cherish.

You can watch them all below 👇 YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT EACH FILM 👉 HERE


STRING OF SOUND • 2018 / B&W / :57


BI-POLAROID • 2018 / COLOR / 1:10


FREAKQUENCY • 2018 / B&W / 1:12


FREEDOM FROM FEAR • 2018 / COLOR / :49


HOME: A PORTRAIT OF NEW YORK CITY • 2018 / COLOR / 2:33


MAKER OF THE MAZE • 2018 / COLOR / 1:15


GIMME! • 2018 / COLOR / :50


CACOPHONY • 2018 / COLOR / :57


FOR THE BIRDS • 2018 / COLOR / :41 • INSTAGRAM ONLY


IT’S A GOOD IDEA! • 2018 / COLOR / 1:13


ANXIETY • 2018 / COLOR / 1:04


BEST LAID PLANS • 2018 / COLOR / 1:10


BRAIN STEREO • 2018 / COLOR / :49


SNAKES • 2018 / COLOR / 1:08


FACE VALUE • 2018 / COLOR / :47


NICE THINGS • 2018 / COLOR / 1:07


CROSSTALK • 2018 / COLOR / :56


DICKS • 2018 / COLOR / :57


DREAMS I DON’T REMEMBER • 2018 / COLOR / :57


GLOSSOLALIA • 2018 / COLOR / :58


LEAVE WITH US • 2018 / COLOR / :51


FAUX NEWS • 2018 / COLOR / :36


THE SHADOW • 2018 / B&W / 1:00


HALF ASLEEP • 2018 / COLOR / :40


KONTROL • 2018 / COLOR / :46


THE COMMENTS SECTION • 2018 / COLOR / :59


FLEA CIRCUS • 2018 / COLOR / 1:00


NONSENSE(?) • 2018 / COLOR / 1:12


BAD BITS • 2018 / COLOR / 1:02 • INSTAGRAM ONLY


THE CREATOR • 2018 / COLOR / :57


FREEKIN’ SPEAKIN’ • 2018 / COLOR / :57


DIRTY WORDY • 2018 / COLOR / :55


SLURRED • 2018 / COLOR / 1:46


PISS & VINEGAR • 2018 / COLOR / 1:15


DISTRESS CALL OF A LOST COSMONAUT WHILE SHE FLOATS HELPLESSLY INTO THE VOID • 2018 / COLOR / 1:12


MICROCOSMIC • 2018 / COLOR / 1:07


THE DYING SWAN • 2018 / COLOR /1:10


THE VOICES • 2018 / COLOR / :56


IDENTITY • 2018 / COLOR / :44


UNTITLED • 2018 / COLOR / :54


FROM THE TOP! • 2018 / COLOR / :28


BARS & TONE • 2018 / COLOR / :53


NUCLEAR FAMILY • 2018 / COLOR / :38


JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH • 2018 / COLOR / 1:08


DOWNPOUR • 2018 / COLOR / :43 • INSTAGRAM ONLY


GOALS • 2018 / COLOR / 1:12


BAD MOVIE (1 & 2) • 2018 / COLOR / 1:25


MINI JAZZ • 2018 / COLOR / 1:02


THANKS FOR MAKING IT TO THE END!