Grandma & The Skeleton

A skeleton is sentenced to community service. When he arrives at an old woman’s house to help, they soon strike up a common bond… in a life of crime.

  • Michael Aiello
  • Michael Aiello
  • Michael Aiello
    Key Cast
    "The Skeleton, Grandma, Cindi, Lorraine, Narrator"
  • Jess Fitzpatrick
    Key Cast
    "Judge Li"
  • Miles Mandwelle
    Original Score
  • Alan Trinca
    Original Score
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    United States
    Award of Merit
  • One-Reeler Short Film Comptetition

    United States
    Award of Excellence
  • Night of Comedy Shorts

    Best Dark Comedy
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    Winner - Best Student Film - Honorable Mention
  • Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Winner - Best Animated
  • Monthly Indie Shorts

    Official Selection
  • 2019 Animation Shorts Film Festival

    September 13, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Venice Short Film Festival

    Official Selection and Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Michael Aiello

Michael is a Massachusetts native from a working class family, and the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with Departmental Honors in Animation, though he explores art in various other mediums, including woodworking and ceramics.

Before pursuing animation, Michael graduated from Emmanuel College with a double major in English Writing & Literature and Religious Studies, as well as a minor in Gender Studies. He then found how animation, as an expressive and visual medium, could convey narratives and grew excited with the potential.

He also loves dogs, bowties, dismantling the patriarchy, and Golden Girls reruns.

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