Detektive Thumb and The Infinity House

A detective is eaten alive by a house. The idea for Detektive Thumb grew from wanting to combine all of my cinematic interests into one project. The hard-boiled chain smoking detective is rooted in film noir. The color palette and shot design is inspired by the French Cinema-Du-Look and Eastern European aesthetics. I wanted the film to seem infinitely big and claustrophobic at the same time. I also wanted it to feel like it was made by someone who loves film.

  • Preston King
  • Preston King
  • Meghan Proctor
  • Ainsley Wood
    Key Cast
  • Katie Lathrop
    Key Cast
  • Juan Poveda
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Preston King

Preston King is a director from Amarillo, Texas. He started making films with his friends in high school and decided to pursue filmmaking in college within the animation medium. The hands on nature of stop motion is especially exciting and fun to work in. In the future he hopes to finish more personal projects while also tackling professional projects.

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Director Statement

This film is meant to experiment with space in a way that feels like puzzle. It should feel infinitely big and claustrophobic, while also being a love letter to all the films I love.