Jump Start Man

Clark, a disgruntled superhero on the verge of divorce, must go on a rescue mission when his wife is kidnapped by his arch nemesis the Resistor.

  • Jonathan Girgis
  • Jonathan Girgis
  • Jonathan Girgis
  • Brendan Hunter
    Key Cast
  • Irene Yenko
    Key Cast
    "Jenny "
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Stop Motion, Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jonathan Girgis

As a director, I believe cinema has a unique - albeit difficult to achieve - ability to make a strong impression on audiences. My favorite films allow me to reflect on my own self, experiences, and memories. Over time, I'm hoping to do the same with my work!

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Director Statement

Growing up I had a strong interest in all kinds of animated films, foreign and domestic. I was always curious about stop-motion animation, AKA frame-by-frame animation, because there is this hand felt approach and a touch that you may not always see with other forms, e.g. 3D, computer animated work.

In 2020, I decided to direct, write, and produce my first stop-motion animated film. I wanted to challenge myself. In this niche field where most animators, set designers, etc. know each other, I was a complete stranger. Nonetheless, I tried to bring together the best and most talented team I could find.

It took me nearly two years to finish Jump Start Man. I hope you enjoy it!