Animation Hotline, 2012

2011
Short Film

In February, 2011, Dustin Grella started the Animation Hotline project by animating a few of his friend’s answering machine messages.  Then he posted those on a blog with a public phone number, +1 212-683-2490.  Then he got more calls, so he animated those as well.  After a year of getting calls and animating them he selected his favorites and sent that collection out to festivals.  The film was selected to be screened in Siberia.  The creative life is oftentimes an unimaginable adventure.  Enjoy!

Select Awards + Festivals:

Ottawa International Animation Festival
Grand Prix, Kansk Film Festival, Kansk Russia
Best Animation, Underexposed Film Festival
Edindocs
Festival International Signes de Nuit
San Francisco International Film Festival
DocuWest
Portland International Film Festival
Hamburg International Short Film Festival