Friday, 11 January 2019

Upcoming Screenings

 Coming up on the weekend of January 18-19, "Essentially Alys" will be screening as part of the Short and Sweet Film Festival in Fountain Green, Utah! "Alys" will screen in the animation block at noon on Saturday. So very pleased to be a part of this event!



The Classical Arts Film Festival, held at the Jarvis Conservatory in Napa, California, is a wonderful niche festival. I'm very honoured that for the second year in a row, one of my films will be showing at the festival! "Aria" will screen on Saturday February 9th in the short film block.


Saturday, 29 December 2018

2018 the Year in Review; Awards and Screenings

AWARDS AND SCREENINGS 2018 
(does not include previous awards/screenings)

An absolutely amazing year for Rusty Bolt! So exciting!


Screenings    Awards  

Espressivo, a Love Song to Coffee (March, 2017)


Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, Walthamstow,  United Kingdom
January 28, 2018
As part of the WOFFF tour

Classical Arts Film Festival, Napa, California
February 8, 2018
Official Selection

Depot Cinema,Lewes,  United Kingdom
February 26, 2018
As part of the WOFFF tour

Duke of York's Picturehouse,  Brighton,  United Kingdom
April 5, 2018
As part of the WOFFF tour

The Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn, West Wales,  United Kingdom
July 6, 2018
As part of the WOFFF tour

Picturehouse Cinemas (21 venues), United Kingdom
September 4, 2018
As part of the WOFFF tour


You Are Here (July, 2017)

Blackbird Film Festival, Cortland, NY
April 22, 2018
Official Selection

Short Film Block Party, Detroit, MI
May 9, 2018
Official Selection

Cardiff Mini Film Festival, Cardiff, United Kingdom
June 22, 2018
Official Selection

Jersey Shore Film Festival, Deal, NJ
August 9, 2018
Official Selection

Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami, FL
Winner, Mini-short, June 2018

Cinema Soup Film Festival, Dekalb, IL
September 8, 2018
Official Selection

Big Water Film Festival, Ashland, WI
November 10, 2018
Official Selection

Soo Film Festival, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
September 12, 2018
Official Selection

Muskoka Independent Film Festival, Rosseau, ON
October 19, 2018
Official Selection

Venice Short Film Festival, Venice, Italy
September 25, 2018
Winner Best Micro Short

Move Me Productions Film Festival, Antwerpen, Belgium
November 5, 2018
Nominee


Essentially Alys (2018)

Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Winner - Best Animation Short Spring 2018

Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Official Selection


We Like 'Em Short Film Festival,  Baker City, OR
August 18, 2018
Official Selection

Berlin Flash Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Official Selection

Indie Art Con and Film Festival, Savoy, IL
July 14, 2018
Official Selection

Cindependent Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH
August 24, 2018
Winner, Best Off-Kilter Short

Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami, FL
July 2018
Official Selection

Squeecon, New Haven, CT
December 1, 2018
Official Selection

Genre Celebration Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Best Fantasy Short Nominee 2018

Genre Celebration Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Best Comedy Short Nominee 2018

Short and Sweet Film Festival, Fountain Green, UT
January 19, 2019 (upcoming)
Official Selection

Canada Shorts, Saint John, NB
Award of Merit 


Requiem for the Lost (2018)


Berlin Flash Film Festival, Berlin,  Germany
January 28, 2018
Winner Monthly Best Micro-Short Animation January 2018

AltFF Alternative Film Festival,  Toronto, ON
Semi-finalist Summer 2018

300 Seconds Short Film Festival,  Toronto, ON
July 23, 2018
Official Selection


Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018,  Berlin,  Germany
Semi Finalist, annual event

Canada Shorts, Saint John, NB
Honourable Mention


Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest  (2018)


Berlin Flash Film Festival,  Berlin, Germany
April 28, 2018
Honorable Mention

Barcelona Planet Film Festival,  Barcelona,  Spain
Official Selection

LaFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival, Vincennes, IN
August 10, 2018
Official Selection

AltFF Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Winner, Best Super-short Comedy; Summer 2018



Ephemeral (2018)

Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Finalist; Spring 2018

Short Shorts Film Festival, Duluth, MN
March 24, 2018
Official Selection

 300 Seconds Short Film Festival, Toronto, ON
July 23, 2018
Official Selection


Berlin Flash Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Official Selection

Minne Mini Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN 
September 24, 2018
Official Selection 

Live from Studio 2B  (2018) 




Shakespeare Shorts: Making Peace, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
September 22, 2018
Finalist 







Aria  (2018) 




Everyday Arias, Bristol, United Kingdom
October 17, 2018
Official Selection

Berlin Flash Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Official Selection

Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Official Selection

Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami, FL
Official Selection, August 2018

Life Screenings - One Minute Film Festival, Clermont, FL
September 29, 2018
Official Selection

Miniature Film Festival, Vancouver, BC
November 8, 2018
Official Selection

Classical Arts Film Festival, Napa, CA
February 7, 2019 (upcoming)
Official Selection


And She Rode Forth....  (2018)



Directed by Women - NYC Shorts of All Sorts, New York, NY
Semi-finalist

WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame), Batavia, NY
August 11, 2018
Semi-finalist

Berlin Flash Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Winner Super Short Animation July 2018


Women Over 50 Film Festival, Brighton, United Kingdom
September 22, 2018
Official Selection

Miami Independent Film Festival, Miami, FL
Official Selection, September 2018

Genre Celebration Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Official Selection, 2018 round 3

World Premiere Film Awards, Ottawa, ON
October 31, 2018
Winner, Best Animated Short

Queen Palm International Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA
Official Selection

AltFF Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Semi-Finalist

Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival, Marcellus, NY
November 3, 2018
Official Selection

Squeecon, New Haven, CT
December 1, 2018
Semi-finalist

Short Film Block Party, Detroit, MI
November 14, 2018
Official Selection

Avalonia III Film Festival, West Kingston, RI
December 7, 2018
Winner, Fantasy 180

Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018, Berlin, Germany
Semi Finalist, annual event

2018 - The Year in Review - Completed Films

A very productive and successful year here at Rusty Bolt and Seat of the Pants

  I guess you could say I'm making up for lost time, coming to filmmaking very late in life.
Read on:

FILMS COMPLETED IN 2018 
 (clicking titles will whisk you away to their Vimeo pages)


Essentially Alys (January 2018): (9:59)  "A unique and curious little being has some interesting encounters as she embarks on a quest to find answers to the BIG questions in this humorous animated mixed-media short adventure."

Requiem for the Lost (January 2018): (1:00 micro-short) "A visual/musical elegy to those seafarers lost throughout history on voyages of discovery. Mixed-media animation."

Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest (February 2018): (1:30 micro-short) "...or a dream within The Dream. While working late one night on "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Shakespeare tries to sort out the hitherings and thitherings of some of his characters and comes up with a way to give them a happy ending. Super-short mixed-media animated comedy"

Ephemeral  (March 2018): (1:29 micro-short) "...a visual poem to carbon-based life. A brief through-composed abstract animated/musical meditation on the fleeting quality of life as we know it and the carbon cycle on which it is based."

Live from Studio 2B (April 2018): (2:51) "Yorick (yes, THAT Yorick) reminisces about his many adventures as he and Hamlet reunite on the latter's talk show. A humorous animated take on the relationship between the two characters."

Moonflower (April 2018): (1:19 micro-short) "Micro short animation drawing inspiration from 16th and 17th century botanical and scientific print details, with original music."

Aria  (May 2018): (1:00 micro-short) "A micro-short animated interpretation of the Handel aria “Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa” from the oratorio "Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno" (1707), “Aria” evokes a feeling of nostalgic loss and the need to seize the moment in the face of the inevitable passage of Time (a rough translation of the first line of the aria is "leave the thorn, take the rose"). My version of the music is purely instrumental; Handel originally wrote this as an instrumental sarabande and would later reuse the beautiful aria melody in his opera "Rinaldo"."

And She Rode Forth....(July 2018): (2:47) "A Bard recounts the tale of the Archetypal Heroine, called forth by necessity to begin her journey and fulfill her destiny; a retelling of the archetypal "Hero's Journey", influenced by the work of Joseph Campbell. A silhouette animation, this is a "song without words", the tale being told solely through visuals and instrumental music."

AND, the web series featuring Yorick (17 of 21 epsiodes completed with 6 up and streaming by year's end). Link will take you to the website for the series.

22 Bones, a web series 
"22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull" follows the exploits of an engaging and inventive skull and his unbelievably oddball crew of benevolent pirates as they navigate their way through some rather interesting situations. Off-kilter and quirky, the micro-short (1-4 minute) weekly animated episodes are chock-full of geeky anachronistic fun!