Infinite West


A twilight into Spaghetti Western comedy, Rebecca Agnew presents her long awaited stop motion animation. Invisible hands occupy the Death Valley desert, bearers of the devotional and ceremonial raising of the Infinite West.

The world asunder, thematic narratives loosely follow Hatshepsut’s rise to the throne of Egypt in 1478 BC, and the enchantment with warlike women of nomadic cultures through the evolution of activewear fashion and the divisiveness of sexual wellness in contemporary culture and social media.

A homily to the coming of age story, the vast scenes in fields layden with spaghetti diverge into a complex world of unconscious imagination; formulating questions of imperialism, identity, race and sexuality in the ultimate release of moral responsibilities.

Rebecca Agnew is a painter, sculptor and stop-motion animator. Her work explores the human condition in our expanding cultural economy, reflecting on these themes through referencing history, art and artefact she uses the figure and traces of human intervention as a centrepiece.

  • Rebecca Mary Agnew
    The Dabblers
  • Rebecca Mary Agnew
    The Dabblers
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Spaghettiwestern, comedy, stopmotionanimation, art
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
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Director Biography - Rebecca Mary Agnew

Rebecca Agnew is a New Zealand born Director and Stop Animator based in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with an MFA in 2012 and the University of Otago, Dunedin with a BaFA in 2004. She has produced 5 major shorts that have been featured in film festivals, exhibitions and art fairs nationally and internationally. Recent artist residencies include, Varda Artist Residency, San Francisco, California and Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US.

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