Filmmaker Magazine announces 2011 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Among those acknowledged are the pair Andrew S. Allen and Jason Sondhi, who were curators of Short of the Week; their curious short film The Thomas Beale Cipher (posted below and pictured to the right) amalgamates an array of animation techniques for a living scrap-book feel.
For other delights, Filmmaker pointed to Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate, whose “utterly charming and unexpectedly poignant” low-budget short, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, has never failed to delight anyone who watches it. Marcel the Shell’s inexhaustible charm has landed the pair of filmmakers a book deal and a possible television series.
Filmmaker also credited, Everynone‘s three filmmakers, Will Hoffman, Daniel Mercandante, and Julies Metoyer III, for their “witty and allusive” shorts. Their gorgeously provocative Symmetry (posted below) is an incredible mix of the perfectly logical and creatively unexpected. Everynone is currently in the midst of creating their first feature film, Everyday, which will be produced by Epoch Films.