The Opposites game
What is the opposite of a gun?
A classroom erupts into a war of words as students grapple with this seemingly simple question in my and Anna Samo’s adaptation of “The Opposites Game” by Brendan Constantine. Entirely hand-crafted by Anna and myself, the animation is drawn in 9 hand-painted volumes of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and was stop motion animated in our two studios.
Since its premiere in 2019, “The Opposites Game” has screened at 60+ film and international animation festivals and has won more than a dozen awards, including Best Animated Short at Raindance Film Festival, which qualified it for the Academy Awards.
Role Co-Director, Animator
Produced by TED-Ed
Best in Show - ASIFA EAST Festival
Official Selection - Animafest Zagreb
Best Gallery Film - Anima Mundi
Best Animated Short - Raindance FIlm Festival
Best Animated Short - Downtown LA Film Festival
Best Animated Short - Florida Film Festival
Best Animated Short - Walla Walla Film Festival
Ritter Sport Film Prize - ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
Junior Jury Award - Festival Animocje
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