EMPLOYMENT

1985 - Present
Animator/Director/Designer/Producer (principal) of Buzzco Associates, Inc., a studio that specializes in inventive solutions in communications. We do commercials (a current sample reel is available on request), children's programming, on-air promotion, title and interstitial programming for network and cable television and movie titles.

1982 - 1985
Animator/Director/Designer at Buzzco Productions, Inc. In 1983, co-directed 'Deck the Halls With Wacky Walls' a 1/2 hour special for NBC. Also, developed the 'MTV look' for the national ad campaigns and created the first two 'Top of the Hour' pieces, along with other cable networks' I.D.'s.

1974 - 1981
Animator/Director/Designer at Perpetual Motion Pictures, Inc. From 1974-1979 created a series of over 100 1-minute 'editorial cartoons' for the NBC monthly newsshow 'Weekend'. Worked on TV commercials and six 1/2-hour TV specials (5 Berenstain Bears' holiday specials and Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City)


INDEPENDENT WORK

2000
With Vincent Cafarelli, partner in Buzzco Associates, made '(it was...) Nothing at All' a 6-minute animated work in progress.

1999
With Vincent Cafarelli, partner in Buzzco Associates, made 'KnitWits Revisited' a 6-minute animated film.

1999
Contributed to Mo Willems' 'Life' a 8-minute ani-jam.

1997
With Vincent Cafarelli, partner in Buzzco Associates, made 'KnitWits' a 12-minute animated film.

1995
With Vincent Cafarelli, made 'The Ballad of Archie Foley' a 5-minute animated film.

1992
With Vincent Cafarelli, made 'We Love It' a 5-minute animated film.

1991
With Vincent Cafarelli, made 'Fast Food Matador' a 4 1/2-minute animated film.

1990
With Vincent Cafarelli, made 'Snowie and the Seven Dorps' an 8-1/2- minute animated film.

1989
Did a segment of 'Animated Self-Portraits', compiled by David Ehrlich.

1987
With Vincent Cafarelli, made 'A Warm Reception in L.A.' a 5-minute animated film.

1983
Co-produced, co-directed, etc. 'My Film, My Film, My Film', a 3-minute experimental animated collaboration with Lisze Bechtold and Lesley Keene.

1980
Made 'Audition', a 9-minute animated film.

1978
Provided technical assistance for John Canemaker's 'Confessions of a Star Gazer'.

1978
Producer/Director/Designer/Animator of 'Hermit Crab', a 3-minute film for the NY State funded children's show, Vegetable Soup.

1977
Producer/Director/Animator of 'InBetweening America', a 3-minute homage to Saul Steinberg, based on his drawings.

1976
Director/Animator of 'Woman: Who Is Me?', a 10-minute film produced by Judith Keller.


SCREENINGS AND AWARDS

2000
'(it was...) Nothing at All' premiered internationally at Annecy 2000, also shown at I Castelli Animati and the London Film Festival.

1999
'KnitWits Revisited' pre-premiered at I Castelli Animati.

1999
'Show And Tell' interstitials done for Nickelodeon won Best Educational Film at ASIFA-East.

1997-8
'Talking About Sex' won Best Educational FIlm at Annecy, ASIFA-East prize, Stuttgart, Anima Mundi, Cinanima, Krok.

1997-99
'KnitWits' premiered Opening Night New York Film Festival '97, ASIFA-East, Anima Mundi, World Animation Competition, Goteborg, Jerusalem, Cinanima, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Louisville, Los Angeles Int'l Short Film Fest, Detroit, Bilbao, CIAFF, Central Florida, Swiss international Film Festival, Philadelphia, Newport Film Festival, NY Comedy FIlm Festival, I Castelli Animati.

1995-7
'The Ballad of Archie Foley' won many prizes including the CINE Golden Eagle; Siver Award Philafilm, ASIFA-East 3rd prize, prize CIAFF. Other festivals: Annecy, Cork, Cinanima, Ottawa, Zagreb, Northhampton, Leipzig. Schordorf, ASIFA-East, South Beach, Santa Barbara, Sao Paolo, Cinanimina, New Orleans, NY Expo, American international Film and Video Festival, Denver, Breckenridge, Mill Valley, Interlaken, Tel Aviv Cinemateque

1995
'We Love It' additional screenings and prizes: Tokyo, Cairo, Mendrisio, CIAFF special commendation, Florida Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tampere, Cardiff, Int'l Women in Film Festival, BIEFF

1994
'SW Bell: Fred & Betty's Busy Household' Telly Award; Creativity '94.

1993
'Square One: Zook & Alison' Best Animation: New York Festivals; ASIFA-East award

1993-'94
'We Love It' premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won may prizes including the CINE Golden Eagle. Other festivals: Cardiff, LucyFest '94, BIEFF, Algarve, Cork, BACA, Cinequest, Sinking Creek, etc.

1991-'93
'Fast Food Matador' was presented on closing night of The New York Film Festival and won many awards including CINE Golden Eagle, Premio Mesquite Award San Antonio CineFestival, First Place Animation BACA 26th Film & Video Festival, Opening film of 23rd Tourneè of Animation and A&E Short Film Review. Participated in many int'l festivals: Tampere, Ismailia, Sinking Creek, Stuttgart, Algarve (Portugal), Vancouver, Athens (Ohio) among many others. Requested for Pablo Picasso Foundation Film Archive in Malaga, Spain. Acquired by The Museum of Modern Art.

1990-'91
'Snowie and the Seven Dorps' shown in many festivals, received numerous awards including CINE Gold Eagle, finalist at the ASIFA-East Festival , BACA Film Festival (Outstanding Animation); London Film Festival; Lucille Ball Festival; Zagreb '90; Tampere; Hong Kong;Jerusalem; Espinho; Montecatini; Sacramento. Acquired by The Museum of Modern Art.

1987-'88
'A Warm Reception in L.A.' shown in many festivals, received numerous awards including CINE Gold Eagle, finalist at the USA Film Festival, Annecy '87, Hiroshima '87, Bristol '87, LA Animation Celebration, Shanghai '88, 6th Animated Film Festival for Young People in Bourg-En-Bresse (Special Jury Prize), 10th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival (Animation Prize), ASIFA-East Festival (Design Prize), Aspen FILMFEST (Judges Award), Chicago Int'l Festival (Gold Award), Marin County Film Festival (Animation Prize), Kenyon Film Festival (Best Animation/Audience Favorite), BACA Film Festival (Award), Women in Film Festivals: LA/Washington, D.C.. Presented as part of New Directors/New Films at The Museum of Modern Art, NY and chosen to be part of MOMA's film archive.

1988
'Jake the Snake', a 1-minute piece for Sesame Street chosen as a finalist in Ottawa Festival (also received Design Prize at ASIFA-East Awards).

1988
Creativity '88 (Merit of Distinction) for 'The Movie Channel: Weather', an on-air promotion piece, and another for 'The Budget Gourmet: Astronaut', a commercial.

1987
Creativity '87 (Merit of Distinction) for Munchies title sequence.

1985
Creativity '85 (Merit of Distinction) for MTV: 'Sneak Preview Videos'.

1983-'84
'My Film, My Film, My Film' finalist at Edinburgh, Stuttgart, Sinking Creek, Annecy '83, Cambridge (England). Licensed by Channel 4 (Britain), the Hirschorn Museum and won ASIFA-East Award.

1981-'82
'Audition' won the John and Faith Hubley Award Best Expressing Social Concern at Sinking Creek Animation Festival, ASIFA-East awards, shown at FilmEx '81 in Hollywood, Mid-West Film Conference, licensed by HBO, Cinemax, Bravo and Canadian Cable.

1981
'Yearning to be Free', (a piece I did for NBC's Weekend), was accepted in the archives of Yad Va-Shem, the Museum of the Holocaust in Jerusalem.

1980-'81
For two Xerox commercials I directed - an ANDY award, Clio nominations, and ASIFA-East awards.

1978
'Fat Farm' , (another piece I did for NBC's Weekend), was a finalist at Zagreb International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Lille Short Film Festival, and later at the Museum of Modern Art's Best of Zagreb.

1978
'Woman: Who Is Me?' shown at the Museum of Modern Art.

PUBLICATIONS

1999
Featured in Print's Digital Design Annual 7 for 'KnitWits' and 'Bee opening.'

1994
Included in Jayne Pilling's 'Women and Animation: A Compendium' published by British Film Institute.

1992
Featured in 'The Animation Report' (11/92) article by Harvey Deneroff.

1989
Included in Roger Noake's 'Animation: A GUIDE TO ANIMATED FILM TECHNIQUES' Published by Macdonald & Co Ltd. (GB) for 'A Warm Reception in L.A.'.

1985,'87,'88, '93
Creativity Annuals for award-winners.

1984
Featured in 'Animation: The Art and the Industry' by Susan Rubin, publisher - Prentice-Hall.

1983
'MTV: Christmas Card' appeared in 'American Illustrations 2'

1978
Participant in 'FRAMES: A Selection of Drawings and Statements by Independent Animators' assembled by George Griffin.


PANELS AND GUEST LECTURER

Juror
1994 Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Panelist
1990 AIVF panel about commercial/independent work
1985 Annecy Festival about commercial animation.
1984 Toronto Festival about "Animation and Music Video" moderated by Charles Samu.
1984 speaker at the FIVF-sponsored panel at The New School "Animation in the '80's."

Lecturer
School of Visual Arts
Rhode Island School of Design
Teacher's College at Columbia University
NYU Film School


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF): 1973 to present.
IATSE M.P. Screen Cartoonists Local 841 (now part of Local 644) 1974 to present.
ASIFA International: 1973 to present.
New York Women in Film: 1989 to present.
ASCAP: 1990 to present
New York Film/Video Society: 1991 to present
AMPAS: 1992 to present

 

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