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S.O.S. - A Stop Motion Music Video

A young punk band grapples with the decision to pursue their passion for music in order to escape the horror found within their own video game.

  • Jeremy Mowery
    Director
  • Jeremy Mowery
    Writer
  • Jeremy Mowery
    Producer
  • Dina Six
    Producer
  • Victoria Reynoso
    Key Cast
    "Lupe"
  • JC Cristo
    Key Cast
    "Hernan"
  • Adam Thebault
    Director of Photography
  • Jeremy Mowery
    Animators
  • Annette Bedrossian
    Animators
  • Jeremy Mowery
    Editor
  • Jeremy Mowery
    Visual Effects
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror, adventure
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 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:
    Yes
Director Biography - Jeremy Mowery

Jeremy Mowery is a Los Angeles based Director, Editor, and Animator specializing in narrative, documentary and music videos. His influences range from Kubrick, to Wallace and Gromit, to Wes Anderson, along with musical influences from punk and prog rock. His cinematic works have appeared and won awards in numerous festivals worldwide. “The Last Tamale,” a short comedy he wrote, directed and edited, won the Most Original Concept Award at the Houston Comedy Film Festival 2018. He frequently collaborates with rock bands on documentaries and music videos. Current projects include, “Just a Kid from Salinas, the Story of Infirmities,” upcoming music videos for Los Angeles based hardcore band, SWINE. His short animated sci-fi film, “Upstream,” screened at the Port Orchard Film Festival and the Los Angeles Short Film and Script Festival 2019. Jeremy’s graduate thesis film, “S.O.S. – A Stop Motion Music Video” won the Silver Award for Best Student Stop Motion film at the Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019. He teaches stop motion animation at Woodbury University and is in development for several new projects. He is always looking for new collaborations as well, please see his website for contact info at: www.jeremymowery.work.

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Director Statement

This story is about making the decision between taking a safe, boring job (living a sober life) or following your dreams (being high on life) to keep your sanity. And the answer might be that you can’t have one without the other! In the end, it is all about the journey we undertake to figure that out.
Following the concept, I decided to go with a yin/yang theme for my visual approach, which ended up being a lot of fun. This is the first project where I visually represented the concept and the character’s arc in the wallpaper. That was one of my favorite details.
Because this project is about something very important to me, I decided to make it for my thesis in graduate school, where I earned an M.F.A. in Film and Television from Mount Saint Mary’s University. I put a lot of myself into this project and managed to combine all of my favorite artistic mediums: stop motion animation, music, visual effects and filmmaking.