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THRESHOLD

Threshold is the story of Pepe and his epic journey for light in an age of darkness. Originally designed as an augmented reality theater program, the story is a metaphor for the awakenings and transformations awaiting us all as we traverse new realities.

Pepe is awakened from his stupor of perceiving a projected reality upon a cave wall in which he dwells. His only known reality is fractured as crossing the THRESHOLD thrusts him into unknown realms of dangerous challenges, suffering, joy, death and rebirth. Along his journey, Pepe encounters a 30 foot long flying serpent and must face his fears to stand in courage and learn the lesson of aligning the mind and body to overcome any obstacle.

  • Nathan Greene
    Director
  • Deven Williams
    Key Cast
  • Ruth Ann Greer
    Key Cast
  • Erin Magorian
    Key Cast
  • Renee Aguilar
    Key Cast
  • Alex Kohli
    Animators
  • Keyaanna Pausch
    Videographer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Performance, art, projection, multimedia, augmented, theater
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    SLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Nathan Greene

Nathaniel Jack Greene is an award winning, professional, creative media producer whose mission is; to improve the human condition. Nathaniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Digital Animation Production at UAT and refined his multi-media marketing and production skills prior to completing his Master of Arts in Digital Culture degree at ASU. Nathaniel’s faculty nomination for the Katherine K Herberger Scholarship for the Arts, led to the development of MotionMappingTM, projection mapping and augmented reality theater technology. Leveraging the motion capture and media synthesis technology at the ASU College of Arts Media and Engineering, an original performance-art, theater program was developed: "THRESHOLD - The story of Pepe and his epoch journey for light in an age of darkness” and premiered at Mesa Art Center to a sold out audience and rave reviews.

The program features all original, live, music composition, animation, augmented sequences and includes a thirty foot long, oversized, Quetzalcoatl, flying serpent, projection map puppet, with embedded LED’s and requiring four performers to operate.

Nathaniel is currently focused on community development through experiential art design and manifesting positive potentials for scientific arts inquiry. Nathaniel enjoys animation, traveling, flip flops and tasty beverages when humanly possible.

- Resident performing artist at Mesa Arts Center, NueBox Open Air Residency, Fall 2016

- Katherine K Herberger Scholarship for the Arts Recipient, 2016
Resident performing artist at Arcosanti, Italian Night, Summer 2015

- Co-creator and Marketing Chief, Omnitribe, LLC

- Co-creator of PHX Tribal Nights, Downtown Phoenix Premiere Healing Arts and Music Festival

- Projection Map Installation Artist - Quetzalcoatl, Flying Serpent Projection Art, Public Premiere at PHX Tribal Nights, May 2016

- Alumni Board Historian, Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

- Guest presenter - Design Week - Method & Madness Presentation

- Virtual Puppetry and the Uncanny Valley, 2014
Writer, producer, director and animator, The Afterlife with Bony Tony, 2012

- Guest presenter - Ignite Phoenix - Bony Tony, Live Presentation - "Why the End of the World is Going to be So Much Fun!”, 2011

- Best Short Film Award, 1st Annual Phoenix Fear Film Festival - Flesh Eating Ghouls From Outer Space, 2005

- Audience Favorite Award, Cincinnati International Film Festival - Flesh Eating Ghouls From Outer Space, 2005

- Streaming Media West - Guest Presenter - Streaming Media in the Enterprise, 2004

- Founding Owner and Chief Imaginologist, Imaginology, LLC

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Director Statement

Coffee is the bees knees and the cat's pajamas and it goes without saying, that it's all that...and a bag of chips.