Pittari

A horned creature's destructive rampage is halted by a stubborn adversary. Loosely based on Tom Robbin's depiction of Tanuki, a Japanese mythical creature known for his mischief, "Pittari" is scored to an old phonographic gospel recording to help illustrate a relentless resistance to the creatures gritty penetration.

  • Patrick Smith
    Director
  • Kaori Ishida
    Producer
  • Viola Brown
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ASIFA-East Animation Festival (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation)

    Winner Animation
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

    United States
  • Woodstock Film Festival

    United States
  • Marthas Vineyard Film Festival

    United States
  • Anima Mundi

    Brazil
  • Athens Animfest

    Greece
Director Biography - Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is known for his metaphorical, hand-drawn short films. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) since 2018, his formative years were spent as a storyboard artist for Walt Disney, and animation director for MTV’s Daria and the Emmy-nominated Downtown.

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Director Statement

This film made my toddler cry.