Winter / En Hiver

Taken by Hayao Miyazaki, we wanted to create a western cultural version of  anime-style animation. As a studio, we were taken by American illustrator Edward Gorey’s quill pen style of illustration. Animation is about visual communication and this project gave us the canvas to demonstrate that style with a message that conveys a very complicated message without any formal communication. We found that audiences around the world could still watch a silent film and form the same connection to the film and its messages.

This award-winning short film was a huge success!

  • WRITER/DIRECTOR: Amy A.B. Collen
  • PROJECT: Short Festival Film
  • ANIMATION: Kyle Rhone, Amy Collen, Alec Knox
  • AREA: Produced in Portland, Oregon
  • MUSIC COMPOSER/AUDIO: Scott Brasher of Tennessee

International Film Awards

Telly Award, Crystal Heart Award (Heartland Film Festival), Audience Award (Melbourne International Animation Festival), Golden Remi Award (Worldfest-Houston), and many more.

In Festivals

Mill Valley Film Festival, The Denver Int'l Film Festival, The NW Film & Video Festival, IndyMemphis Film Festival, Cinanima 2004 (Portugal), Cloud 9 Film Festival, Portland Int’l Film Festival Arizona Int'l Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Melbourne Int'l Animation Festival (Australia), Moondance Film Festival, Cartoons on the Bay(Italy), WorldFest-Houston, Seattle Int'l Film Festival, 21st Int'l Short Film Festival (Mo Fries) Hamburg Int'l (Germany), Animated Film Festival - Annecy (France), Boston Int'l Film Festival, Copenhagen Int'l Film Festival for Children and Youth-BUSTER (Denmark), Heartland Film Festival, Arts Electronica 2005 (Austria), Computer Space 2005 (Bulgaria), Golden Star Shorts Film Festival, Eugene Film Festival, Int'l Children’s Film Carnival (Hong Kong), Int'l Animation Festival (Turkey).