Siri Sail Tail

The aircraft carrier's fleet receives a directive to use automatic targeting systems only and runs into a possible target on it's maiden test flight.

  • Kyle VanLanduyt
  • Kyle VanLanduyt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, comedy, action, adventure, student, liveaction, short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    420 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kansas City Film Fest
    United States
    April 14, 2016
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Kyle VanLanduyt

Kyle Kristofer VanLanduyt


Date of Birth: 2 November 1970
Birth Name: Kyle Kristofer VanLanduyt
Height: 6'3"


Kyle Kristofer VanLanduyt was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and grew up in Racine, Wisconsin graduating from Washington Park High School in 1988.

Raised by a family of teachers, Kyle was drawn to public speaking and was involved in numerous theater productions throughout his school career. He was also on newspaper staff, student council, did morning school announcements, Theater Company, was Drama Club president his Junior year and did play-by-play basketball announcing for the girls basketball team.

After high school, VanLanduyt enlisted in the U.S. Air Force becoming a fire protection specialist (57150) where he would eventually start moonlighting as a disc Jockey at KSTO & KOKU-FM radio while stationed in Guam taking the on-air name "Kyle Kristofer". Being transferred to Edwards Air Force base in 1992, he was assigned to the Space Shuttle Recovery Team and participated in the first landing of Space Shuttle Endeavour mission STS-49 taking a short hiatus from radio.

VanLanduyt attained the rank of Sergeant during his enlistment and was awarded an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1993.

Immediately after which he returned to Wisconsin and began doing radio professionally again being an on-air personality at different stations across the nation since.

In 1997, Kyle had his first and only child, Elizabeth Skye VanLanduyt and was married to Sarah (Johnson) VanLanduyt in 2005. The VanLanduyt's are also foster parents for and currently have four griffons: Battledog Galactica, Starbuck & Bindi VanLanduyt with one avaliable for adoption, Mia.

VanLanduyt is currently an air personality at KBEQ-FM in Kansas City and KCKC-FM and producer and engineer for KFKF-FM and KMXV-FM as well a stockholder/owner of the Green Bay Packers and self-proclaimed Kansas Packers Ambassador.

With over two years of experience in project based animation and VFX filmmaking at JCCC in Overland Park, Kansas, VanLanduyt is continuing to pursue finishing his degree in Animation-Entertainment and Game Art Design at Johnson County Community College while entering film festivals across the globe.

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Director Statement

Making three dimensional art or utilizing computer generated imagry that mimics or can substitute overly expensive items needed or called for in the script within film making is now attainable with better and more user friendly programs.

Integration of both digital assets and backgrounds within storytelling is now the norm in the industry. Even though it is easier in some cases to use digital rather than actual location shoots, props or people, we must remain vigilant and true to story without breaking continuity or suspension of disbelief.

My new hope is that we continue to evolve into better storytellers as filmmakers, artists and writers by using CGI to a point where it's use isn't noticed until the credits roll.