Dream With Me

'Dream With Me' was inspired by the song, written and composed by Tanya Leah for her father Panjo, an artist and musician who loved to sail. Confined to a bed and unable to speak or care for himself for a number of years before his death, her visits with him and listening to this song took them to another place and freed him from his physical prison. This film was produced to capture the spirit of the song and their bond. At his life's end, Panjo left into the dream.

  • Harrison Killian
    Director
  • Harrison Killian
    Writer
  • Harrison KIllian
    Producer
  • Tanya Leah
    Music Writer and Performer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    music video, stop-motion, shortfilm, animated
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Atlantic City Cinefest
    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    New Jersey, USA
    Best Director Animated Short
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
    San Rafael, CA
    United States
    October 5, 2017
    Northern California
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Los Angeles , CA
    United States
    September 30, 2017
    Los Angeles
  • Buddha International Film Festival
    Maharashtra
    India
    June 11, 2017
    India
  • Largo Film Awards
    Largo
    Switzerland
    July 29, 2017
    Switzerland
    Best Animation
  • Grand Indie Wise Convention
    Miami, Fla
    United States
    August 26, 2017
    Florida, USA
    Finalist
  • Guildford Free Film Festival
    Guildford Surrey
    United Kingdom
    April 9, 2017
    UK
    Semi-Finalist
  • Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival
    Santa Monica , CA
    United States
    July 8, 2017
    Santa Monica
  • Caribbean Film Festival & Market
    Freeport
    Bahamas
    August 26, 2017
    Bahamas
    Semi- FInalist
  • Paris Music Video Underground
    Los Angeles , CA
    United States
    May 9, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Semi-Finalist
  • Fisher Film Festival
    Loch Sheldrake, NY- SUNY Sullivan
    United States
    May 6, 2017
    New York
    Outside Submission- Animation
  • North by Northeastern
    Talequah , OK-Northeastern University
    United States
    April 18, 2017
    OK, USA
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    June 25, 2017
    Germany
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles , CA
    United States
    November 7, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Semi-Finalist
  • Warwick Summer Arts and Milkweed Film Festival
    Warwick
    United States
    July 27, 2017
    Warwick, NY
  • Covelite International Film Festival
    Butte, Montana
    United States
    September 12, 2017
    Montana
  • San Mauro Film Festival
    San Mauro
    Italy
    May 23, 2018
    Italy
    Semi- Finalist
  • Tioga Film Festival
    Tioga, North Dakota
    United States
    August 5, 2017
    North Dakota, USA
Director Biography - Harrison Killian

I produce stop motion animated films. Self-taught, I create all aspects of my films from story writing, character and set construction, to filming and editing. I reside with my family in the Catskill Mountains, New York.

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Director Statement

Dream With Me is a stop-motion animated film which is my first collaboration with a songwriter. All scenes were constructed and shot indoors in 1:6 miniature scale. A combination of hand made and live plants harvested from outdoors were used in the building of the sets. The live materials had to be replaced almost daily. This was a labor intensive process that created its own deadlines due to changing seasons. In Dream With Me I used clay and armature wire for the characters. I am now constructing many permanent outdoor props such as trees and utilizing ball and socket armatures and silicone. Working with these more advanced materials for character and set production has made me realize the depth of sculpt and animation that was necessary to capture the emotion and tell the story in Dream With Me.