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In this animated film, a boy discovers a magic potion that allows him to explore the universe within himself. A sip unleashes a violent reaction, revealing a diverse cast of characters twisting and stretching their way out of one another forming a monumental pile. The boy drinks for a second time which violently transforms him again, creating a torrent even more twisted than the first, but this time in reverse order.
Self taught animator Patrick Smith made his directorial debut in the stylistic MTV animated series “Down-town”. He went on to direct several seasons of the popular series “Daria”. Currently, Smith is working full time on independent films. His third film “handshake” will be released this fall.
-Best Debut Film, 2001 New York Film Expo.
-Winner, "Oz" Award, 2003 Chicago Animation Festival
-2nd Place, 2001 ASIFA-East Animation Festival.
-2nd Place, 2002 ASIFA-San Francisco Animation Festival.
-Best Animation, 2006 Myrtle Beach Film Festival
Animated and Directed by Patrick Smith, Produced by Patrick Smith, Music by Karl von Kries, Color by Shannon Prynoski and Sarah Riseman.
Official Selection of: (Partial List)
2004 Atlanta Film Festival
2004 Lake Placid Film Festival
2004 New York Film Expo
2003 Woodstock Film Festival
2003 Rhode Island Film Festival
2003 Chicago Animation Festival
2003 California Independent Film Festival
2003 Sacramento Film Festival.
2003 Great Lakes Film Festival.
2003 Georgetown Independent Film Festival
2001 Los Angeles Int. Short Film Festival
2001 Arizona Int. Film Festival
2001 Cleveland Int. Film Festival
2001 Seattle Int. Film Festival
2002 Maryland Film Festival
2001 St. Louis Int. Film Festival
2001 Boston Int. Film Festival
2001 Lake Tahoe Film Festival
2001 Sidewalk Moving Picture Fest
2001 One Reel Int. Film Festival
2001 Stony Brook Film Festival
2001 Nashville Ind. Film Festival
2001 Santa Monica Film Festival
2001 No-Dance Film Festival
2001 Texas Int. Film Festival
2001 Carolina Film Festival
2001 East Lansing Int. Film Fest.
2001 California Sun Animation Festival
2001 Williamsburg Film Festival
2001 USA Film Festival
2000 Hollywood Shorts Anim Fest.
2000 Santa Monica Film Festival
2000 San Francisco Film Festival
2000 Austin Int. Film Festival
2000 Pacific Coast Int. Film Fest
2000 Athens Int. Film Festival
2003 Ojai Film Festival
2001 World Animation Celebration
2001 Wine Country Film Festival
2000 Shorts International Film Festival
2000 Taos Talking Picture Festival
2004 Annecy Animation Festival
2000 Clermont Ferrand, France
2002 Brisbane Int. Animation Festival, Austrialia.
2002 Melbourne Int. Film Festival
2002 Sydney Int. Animation Fest
2002 Adelaide Int. Animation Festival
2003 Dervio Cartoon Festival, Italy.
2003 Cartoon Club, Italy.
2001 Leeds Int. Film Festival, UK
2005 Animated Exeter, Exeter UK
2003 Cordoba Animation Festival, Argentinia.
2004 Toronto Moving Image Society
2001 Anima Mundi, Brazil
2001 Exground FilmFest, Germany
2000 Ajijic Festival, Mexico