Coda (2013) – Short Film

An animated exploration of the moments following death. This somber look at life reveals the importance of appreciating our experience while we still can.

A Drawing (2018) – Short

A child misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying mother.  Although, he may have a second chance to say goodbye and give her one final gift. A Drawing was without a doubt the best animated short at the Breckenridge Film Festival.  This touching story is less like an emotional roller coaster and more…

Sledgehammer (The Abyss of Peleliu) (2018) – Short

I am the harvest of man’s stupidity. A raw and gripping dive into the horrors and bloodshed that took place during World War II.  Sledgehammer is based on the memoir, With the Old Breed, written by Eugene Sledge.  Baker’s use of archival footage superimposed by animation highlights the carnage and emphasizes the intensity.  Narration from the…

WALL·E (2008)

Just needed someone to look after you, that’s all. Left alone on a planet, a trash compacting robot searches for meaning in an endless loop.  In a sea of meaningless nostalgia, Wall-E fantasizes about companionship and a sense of belonging.  His adventure leads him on a quest for love and to preserve hope that Earth…

Zootopia (2016)

It is hard to imagine that a crime thriller about prejudice, corruption, and the viral spreading of misconceptions, is above all else a family-friendly animated adventure comedy.  Zootopia brings a beautifully exotic world to life in a way that we are accustomed to expect from Pixar, not Disney.  For the adults, the film is an overt…