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
And She Rode Forth....
McMinnville Short Film Festival
McMinnville, OR
2020
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
We Like 'Em Short - Animation and Comedy Film Festival
Baker City, OR
2019
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2019
Official Selection
You Are Here
Highway Walkers Film Festival
Denali National Park, ALASKA
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Squee! Film Festival at RevelCon
Houston, TX
2019
Official Selection
You Are Here
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2019
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Short and Sweet Film Festival
Fountain Green, UT
2019
Winner, Director's Award
Requiem for the Lost
Miniature Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
2019
Winner, Best Canadian Animation
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2019
Special Audience Award
Moonflower
Hell Chess Film Festival
Jerez de la Frontera
2019
Official Selection
Aria
Classical Arts Film Festival
Napa, CA
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Independent Days International Filmfestival
Karlsruhe
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Cinema Soup Film Festival
Dekalb, IL
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
International Short Film Festival Middelburg
Middelburg, Zeeland
2019
Official Selection
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Laff-Vin Laughter Film Festival
Vincennes, IN
2019
Winner, Best International Short Short
And She Rode Forth....
Jersey Shore Film Festival
Deal, NJ
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2019
Finalist
Joyfully
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Wirksworth, Derbyshire
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Detroit SheTown Film Festival
Detroit, MI
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
And She Rode Forth....
Soo Film Festival
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2019
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Squee! Film Festival at RevelCon
Houston, TX
2019
Official Selection, Webfest
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Raindance Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Squee! Film Festival at RevelCon
Houston, TX
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
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
2019
Winner, Best Comedy Web Series
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Avalonia Film Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2019
Winner, Best Comedy Web Series
22 Bones, Ep. 18: "In the Doldrums"
Avalonia Film Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2019
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Indie Art Con and Film Festival
Savoy, IL
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Women Over 50 Film Festival
Brighton
2018
Winner, Best Animated Short
And She Rode Forth....
World Premiere Film Awards
Ottawa, ON
2018
Semi-finalist
And She Rode Forth....
WNY Film, Art, and Music Event (Fame)
Batavia, NY
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Mother's Ruin Gin Palace
Walthamstow
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
Depot Cinema
Lewes
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
The Magic Lantern Cinema
Tywyn, West Wales
2018
As part of the WOFFF tour
Espressivo: A Love Song to Coffee
Picturehouse Cinemas (21 venues)
Various
2018
Official Selection
Aria
Miniature Film Festival
Vancouver, BC
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival
Marcellus, NY
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Squeecon
New Haven, CT
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Blackbird Film Festival
Cortland, NY
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Short Film Block Party
Detroit, MI
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Cardiff Mini Film Festival
Cardiff
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Jersey Shore Film Festival
Deal, NJ
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Cinema Soup Film Festival
Dekalb, IL
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Big Water Film Festival
Ashland, WI
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Soo Film Festival
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2018
Official Selection
You Are Here
Muskoka Independent Film Festival
Rosseau, ON
2018
Winner Best Micro Short
You Are Here
Venice Short Film Festival
Venice
2018
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Short Film Block Party
Detroit, MI
2018
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
We Like 'Em Short Film Festival
Baker City, OR
2018
Winner, Best Off-Kilter Short
Essentially Alys
Cindependent Film Festival
Cincinnati, OH
2018
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Squeecon
New Haven, CT
2018
Winner Monthly Best Micro-Short Animation January 2018
Requiem for the Lost
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
Requiem for the Lost
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2018
Honorable Mention
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
LaFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival
Vincennes, IN
2018
Official Selection
Ephemeral
Short Shorts Film Festival
Duluth, MN
2018
Official Selection
Ephemeral
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2018
Official Selection
Ephemeral
Minne Mini Film Festival
Minneapolis, MN
2018
Finalist
Live from Studio 2B
Shakespeare Shorts: Making Peace
Stratford-upon-Avon
2018
Official Selection
Aria
Everyday Arias
Bristol
2018
Official Selection
Aria
Life Screenings - One Minute Film Festival
Clermont, FL
2018
Winner, Fantasy 180
And She Rode Forth....
Avalonia III Film Festival
West Kingston, RI
2018
Nominee
You Are Here
Move Me Productions Film Festival
Antwerpen
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
Joyfully
Continental Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection, 2018 round 3
And She Rode Forth....
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
Winner Super Short Animation July 2018
And She Rode Forth....
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs, CA
Semi-finalist
And She Rode Forth....
Directed by Women - NYC Shorts of All Sorts
New York, NY
Outstanding Achievement, 2019
Joyfully
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Finalist, annual event
And She Rode Forth....
Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018
Berlin
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
And She Rode Forth....
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Semi-Finalist
Moonflower
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Semi-Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
jellyFEST
North Hollywood, CA
Semi-Finalist
Ephemeral
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Semi-Finalist
And She Rode Forth....
Independent Talents International Film Festival
Bloomington, IN
Official Selection
Ephemeral
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Official Selection, September 2018
And She Rode Forth....
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Winner, Best Animation Short
Joyfully
World Premiere Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
Finalist; Spring 2018
Ephemeral
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Online Event
Winner, Best Super-short Comedy; Summer 2018
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Nominee, Best Animated Short 2019
Joyfully
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
Meanwhile in Another Part of the Forest
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
Joyfully
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection, January 2019
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
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
Joyfully
Couch Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Semi-finalist Summer 2018
Requiem for the Lost
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
And She Rode Forth....
Move Me productions Film Festival
Award of Merit
Essentially Alys
Canada Shorts
Saint John, NB
Winner, Best Web Series
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Golden Earth Film Award
Online Event
Best Comedy Short Nominee 2018
Essentially Alys
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
Best Fantasy Short Nominee 2018
Essentially Alys
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
Best Director, Super Short Fall 2019
Joyfully
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection, July 2018
Essentially Alys
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Semi-Finalist Fall 2019
The Seamless Cup Society
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
"22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull" (full Season 1)
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Official Selection (full Season 1)
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
Essentially Alys
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Winner - Best Animation Short Spring 2018
Essentially Alys
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Official Selection
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Short Cine Fest
Online Event
Official Selection
You Are Here
PiGrecoZen FilmFest
La Spezia, Liguria
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
And She Rode Forth....
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Music 2019
And She Rode Forth....
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, No Budget Spirit 2019
And She Rode Forth....
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
Semi-Finalist
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Winner, Mini-short, June 2018
You Are Here
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Online Event
Official Selection, January 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Winner, Best Web Series
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Golden Earth Film Award
Online Event
Finalist
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney
Award of Excellence
You Are Here
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Saint John NB
Winner, Best Web Series
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Golden Earth Film Award
Online Festival
Finalist (Fall, 2017)
You Are Here
AltFF Film Festival
Toronto, ON
Official Selection
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Short Cine Fest
Online Festival
Nominee, Best Web Series 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Official Selection
You Are Here
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Official Selection
You Are Here
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Web Series 2019
22 Bones, Episodes 1-2
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
Nominee, Best Original Idea 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
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
Best Web Series, 2019
22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull
Orion International Film Festival
Semi-finalist
22 Bones, Ep. 18: "In the Doldrums"
Light and Future International Film Festival
Houston, TX
Official Selection, May 2019
22 Bones, Ep. 18: "In the Doldrums"
Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami, FL
Semi-Finalist
22 Bones, Episodes 1 and 18
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles, CA
Nominee, Best Web Series 2019
"22 Bones, the Adventures of Yorick, a Skull" (full Season 1)
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
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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