Specializing in Disbelief-suspending animation.
I have at various times in my life been an artist, musician, writer, educator, history and vintage film buff, puppet maker and children's theatre director, finally tying them all together with stop-motion and mixed-media animation. "Rusty Bolt Theatre" and "Seat of the Pants Film Lab" are basically one-person, no-budget endeavours in which I wear all of the hats.
Official Selection
A Little Noir Music
KinoDrome International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival
Cleveland, OH
2021
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
Detroit SheTown Women's Film Festival
Detroit, MI
2021
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
SENE Film Festival
Cranston, RI
2021
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
KinoDrome International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival
Cleveland, OH
2021
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
Soo Film Festival
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2021
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
Walthamstow International Film Festival
Walthamstow, London
2021
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
We Like 'Em Short
Baker City, OR
2021
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Poe Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2021
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Macabre Faire Film Festival
Lebanon, TN
2021
Official Selection
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
Detroit SheTown Women's Film Festival
Detroit, MI
2021
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Fantaspoa at Home
Online Festival
2020
Official Selection
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival
London
2020
Official Selection
Yorick and the Devil's Dodecahedron
FantaSci Short Film Festival
Orlando, FL
2020
Official Selection
Joyfully
Classical Arts Film Festival
Napa, CA
2020
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
McMinnville Short Film Festival
McMinnville, OR
2020
Official Selection
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
Katonah Classic Stage Film Festival
Katonah, NY
2020
Official Selection, Webfest
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Raindance Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Squee! Film Festival at RevelCon
Houston, TX
2019
Finalist
Joyfully
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Wirksworth, Derbyshire
2019
Official Selection
The Seamless Cup Society
Directed by Women - NYC Shorts of all Sorts
Brooklyn, NY
2019
Highly Commended
The Seamless Cup Society
Women Over 50 Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Squee! Film Festival at RevelCon
Houston, TX
2019
Winner, Best Comedy Web Series
22 Bones, Ep. 18: "In the Doldrums"
Avalonia Film Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2019
Winner, Best Comedy Web Series
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Avalonia Film Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
2019
Special Jury Mention, Webfest Achievement
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Raindance Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Squee! Film Festival at RevelCon
Houston, TX
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Soo Film Festival
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Detroit SheTown Film Festival
Detroit, MI
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2019
Winner, Best International Short Short
And She Rode Forth....
Jersey Shore Film Festival
Deal, NJ
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
We Like 'Em Short - Animation and Comedy Film Festival
Baker City, OR
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
International Short Film Festival Middelburg
Middelburg, Zeeland
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Cinema Soup Film Festival
Dekalb, IL
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Independent Days International Filmfestival
Karlsruhe
2019
Official Selection
Aria
Classical Arts Film Festival
Napa, CA
2019
Special Audience Award
Moonflower
Hell Chess Film Festival
Jerez de la Frontera
2019
Winner, Best Canadian Animation
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2019
Winner, Director's Award
Requiem for the Lost
Miniature Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
2019
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Short and Sweet Film Festival
Fountain Green, UT
2019
Official Selection
You Are Here
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2019
Official Selection
You Are Here
Highway Walkers Film Festival
Denali National Park, ALASKA
2019
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2019
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Laff-Vin Laughter Film Festival
Vincennes, IN
2019
Winner, Fantasy 180
And She Rode Forth....
Avalonia III Film Festival
West Kingston, RI
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Short Film Block Party
Detroit, MI
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Squeecon
New Haven, CT
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival
Marcellus, NY
2018
Winner, Best Animated Short
And She Rode Forth....
World Premiere Film Awards
Ottawa, ON
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Women Over 50 Film Festival
Brighton
2018
Semi-finalist
And She Rode Forth....
WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame)
Batavia, NY
2018
Official Selection
Aria
Miniature Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
2018
Official Selection
Aria
Life Screenings - One Minute Film Festival
Clermont, FL
2018
Official Selection
Aria
Everyday Arias
Bristol
2018
Finalist
Live from Studio 2B
Shakespeare Shorts: Making Peace
Stratford-upon-Avon
2018
Official Selection
Ephemeral
Minne Mini Film Festival
Minneapolis, MN
2018
Official Selection
Ephemeral
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2018
Official Selection
Ephemeral
Short Shorts Film Festival
Duluth, MN
2018
Official Selection
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
LaFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival
Vincennes, IN
2018
Honorable Mention
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
Requiem for the Lost
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2018
Winner Monthly Best Micro-Short Animation January 2018
Requiem for the Lost
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Squeecon
New Haven, CT
2018
Winner, Best Off-Kilter Short
Essentially Alys
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2018
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Indie Art Con and Film Festival
Savoy, IL
2018
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
We Like 'Em Short Film Festival
Baker City, OR
2018
Nominee
You Are Here
Move Me Productions Film Festival
Antwerpen
2018
Winner Best Micro Short
You Are Here
Venice Short Film Festival
Venice
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Muskoka Independent Film Festival
Rosseau, ON
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Soo Film Festival
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Big Water Film Festival
Ashland, WI
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Cinema Soup Film Festival
Dekalb, IL
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Jersey Shore Film Festival
Deal, NJ
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Cardiff Mini Film Festival
Cardiff
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Short Film Block Party
Detroit, MI
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Blackbird Film Festival
Cortland, NY
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Picturehouse Cinemas (21 venues)
Various
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
The Magic Lantern Cinema
Tywyn, West Wales
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Duke of York's Picturehouse
Brighton
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Depot Cinema
Lewes
2018
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Classical Arts Film Festival
Napa, California
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Mother's Ruin Gin Palace
Walthamstow
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
One Minute Story Film Festival
Teaneck NJ
2017
Official Selection
You Are Here
Minne Mini Film Festival
Minneapolis, MN
2017
Official Selection
You Are Here
Life Screenings: One Minute Film Festival
Clermont, FL
2017
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Everyday Arias
London
2017
Winner - Best Animation 2017
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Women Over 50 Film Festival
Brighton
2017
Winner - Best Music Video 2017
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto
2017
Semi-finalist
A Little Noir Music
Austin International Art Festival
Austin, TX
Finalist
A Little Noir Music
Hollywood's Monthly Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Finalist
A Little Noir Music
New York Flash Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
Nominee
A Little Noir Music
SHORTED
Online
Best Ultra Short Animation Spring 2021
A Little Noir Music
AltFF
Toronto
Best Micro Animation January 2021
A Little Noir Music
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Winner, Best One Minute Short, March 2021
A Little Noir Music
Gold Star Movie Awards
Newark, NJ
Winner, Best Animation, February 2021
A Little Noir Music
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Finalist
Once There Was a Girl
New York Flash Film Festival
New York, NY
Nominee
Once There Was a Girl
Austin International Art Festival
Austin, TX
Best Animated Short
Once There Was a Girl
World Premiere Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Finalist
Once There Was a Girl
Art Film Awards
Skopje
Award Winner
Once There Was a Girl
Hollywood's Monthly Film Festival
Online
Semi-finalist
Once There Was a Girl
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
DMOFF
Online
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
Cotswald International Film Festival
Selected
Once There Was a Girl
Cift Festival of Toronto
Toronto
Nominee
Once There Was a Girl
SHORTED
Online
Official Selection
Once There Was a Girl
VONLINEFILMFEST
Online
Winner, Best Super Short Animation, December 2020
Once There Was a Girl
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Winner, Best Experimental Short, January 2021
Once There Was a Girl
Gold Star Movie Awards
Newark, NJ
Winner, Best Animation, December 2020
Once There Was a Girl
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Semi-finalist, Winter 2020
Once There Was a Girl
AltFF
Toronto
Official Selection
The King o' the Cats
NY CAT FILM FESTIVAL
New York, NY
Best Micro Short April 2021
The King o' the Cats
Gold Star Movie Awards
Online
Official Selection
The King o' the Cats
Animalis Fabula Film Festival
Austin, TX
Finalist
The King o' the Cats
Couch Film Festival
Toronto
Honorable Mention, Voiceover
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Acting Awards Festival
Los Angeles, CA
Semi-finalist
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Couch Film Festival
Toronto
Semi-finalist, Winter 2020
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
AltFF
Toronto
Semi-finalist
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Official Selection
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Shakespeare Shorts
Stratford upon Avon
Outstanding Achievement
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Berlin Flash Film Festival Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Best Animation November 2020
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Bridge Fest
Vancouver
Official Selection
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest
Colorado Springs, CO
Official Selection
Fine Knacks for Playwrights
Cift Festival of Toronto
Toronto
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Cinema Soup Film Festival
Dekalb, IL (Online)
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Over Forty Film Festival
Carnegie, PA (Online)
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Delirium, Dreams & Nightmares
Southsea, Hampshire
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Frostbite International Indie Festival
Colorado Springs, CO
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Etowah Film Festival
Canton, GA
Winner, Best Narrated Short
The Masque of the Red Death
World Premiere Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
TMFF The Monthly Film Festival
Glasgow, Scotland
Best Animation Short, Special Mention
The Masque of the Red Death
Global Monthly Online Film Competition
Online Festival
Winner, Third Place Summer 2020
The Masque of the Red Death
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Online Event
Semi-Finalist, Summer 2020
The Masque of the Red Death
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Nominee
The Masque of the Red Death
Shorted
Online Event
Winner, Best Animation, May 2020
The Masque of the Red Death
Bridge Fest
Online Event
Nominee; Best Animation, Most Terrifying
The Masque of the Red Death
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Winner, Best Animation
The Masque of the Red Death
Quarantini Film Festival
Online Event
Winner, Best Animated Short, April 2020
The Masque of the Red Death
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Third Place
The Masque of the Red Death
Covid19 Vision Film Festival
Rome
Official Selection
The Masque of the Red Death
Deptford Cinema Film Festival
Deptford
Winner, Super Short Animation, April 2020
The Masque of the Red Death
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Outstanding Achievement
Mysterious Barricades
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Best Animation, 1-5 min, Summer 2020
Mysterious Barricades
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Semi-finalist
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
Hell Chess Festival
Online
Winner, Best Animation Super Short, Summer 2020
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Winner, Best Genre
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
World Premiere Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Winner, Best Animated Short
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
World Premiere Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Semi-finalist
The Sound of the Dragonfly's Wings
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
Yorick and the Devil's Dodecahedron
First Contact Film Festival
Jefferson, NJ
Best Writer, Short; Spring 2020
Yorick and the Devil's Dodecahedron
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Best Animation, 10-20 min, Summer 2020
Yorick and the Temple of the Eldritch Rats
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Semi-finalist
Yorick and the Temple of the Eldritch Rats
AltFF
Toronto, ON
Nominee, Best Web Series 2019
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Short Cine Fest
Online Event
Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Winner, Best Web Series
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Golden Earth Film Award
Online Event
Official Selection, January 2019
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Online Event
Semi-Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Nominated, Best Animation, International
Joyfully
Jersey Shore Film Festival
Deal, NJ
Outstanding Achievement, 2019
Joyfully
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Semi-finalist
Joyfully
Continental Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Winner, Best Animation Short
Joyfully
World Premiere Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Nominee, Best Animated Short 2019
Joyfully
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
Joyfully
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Semi-Finalist
Joyfully
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Best Director, Super Short Fall 2019
Joyfully
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
The Seamless Cup Society
Over Forty Film Festival
Online Event
Semi-Finalist Fall 2019
The Seamless Cup Society
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection (full Season 1)
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Short Cine Fest
Online Festival
Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Winner, Best Web Series
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Golden Earth Film Award
Online Festival
Semi-finalist (ep. 18)
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Light and Future International Film Festival
Houston, TX
Official Selection (Jan 2019 ep.1; May 2019 ep.18)
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Miami Independent Film Festival Miami, FL United States
Miami, FL
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Online Event
Semi-Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
"22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull" (full Season 1)
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Web Series 2019
"22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull" (full Season 1)
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection, May 2019
22 Bones, Ep. 18: "In the Doldrums"
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Semi-finalist
22 Bones, Ep. 18: "In the Doldrums"
Light and Future International Film Festival
Houston, TX
Best Web Series, 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Orion International Film Festival
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Web Series 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Short Cine Fest
Online Festival
Finalist
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Winner, Best Web Series
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Golden Earth Film Award
Online Event
Official Selection, January 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Online Event
Semi-Finalist
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Nominee, No Budget Spirit 2019
And She Rode Forth....
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Music 2019
And She Rode Forth....
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
And She Rode Forth....
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Move Me productions Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
Independent Talents International Film Festival
Bloomington, IN
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
jellyFEST
North Hollywood, CA
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Finalist, annual event
And She Rode Forth....
Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018
Berlin
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs, CA
Official Selection, 2018 round 3
And She Rode Forth....
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
Official Selection, September 2018
And She Rode Forth....
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Winner Super Short Animation July 2018
And She Rode Forth....
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Semi-finalist
And She Rode Forth....
Directed by Women - NYC Shorts of All Sorts
New York, NY
Official Selection, August 2018
Aria
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Official Selection
Aria
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Official Selection
Aria
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Semi-Finalist
Moonflower
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Semi-Finalist
Ephemeral
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Official Selection
Ephemeral
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Finalist; Spring 2018
Ephemeral
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Winner, Best Super-short Comedy; Summer 2018
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Special Judges Nod Award
Requiem for the Lost
Berlin Flash Film Festival Annual 2018
Berlin
Honourable Mention
Requiem for the Lost
Canada Shorts
Saint John, NB
Semi Finalist, annual event
Requiem for the Lost
Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018
Berlin
Semi-finalist Summer 2018
Requiem for the Lost
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Award of Merit
Essentially Alys
Canada Shorts
Saint John, NB
Best Comedy Short Nominee 2018
Essentially Alys
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
Best Fantasy Short Nominee 2018
Essentially Alys
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
Official Selection, July 2018
Essentially Alys
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Winner - Best Animation Short Spring 2018
Essentially Alys
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
You Are Here
PiGrecoZen FilmFest
La Spezia, Liguria
Winner, Mini-short, June 2018
You Are Here
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Award of Excellence
You Are Here
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Saint John NB
Finalist (Fall, 2017)
You Are Here
AltFF Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
You Are Here
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Official Selection
You Are Here
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
"Art does not reproduce the visible, but makes visible." (Paul Klee, 1918)
"Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat." (Bullwinkle)
"It's aliiiiiive!" (Henry Frankenstein; "Frankenstein" 1931)
Specializing in Disbelief-suspending animation.
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