Production Blog for THE ANIMALS, a short film about obsession, nature, and the doppengänger.
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We have ANOTHER poster! This time from designer extraordinare Jordan Marzuki of the Balletcats. Again - better late than never! Thank you Jordan! :)

We have ANOTHER poster! This time from designer extraordinare Jordan Marzuki of the Balletcats. Again - better late than never! Thank you Jordan! :)

We have a poster! Better late than never. :)

We have a poster! Better late than never. :)

Featured in MONTAGNE! Click here to read an interview with Director Angeline Gragasin. 

Featured in MONTAGNE! Click here to read an interview with Director Angeline Gragasin. 

Our film was featured on the marvelously curated site GOT A GIRL CRUSH! We too have a girl crush on you! Thank you Cassie! ♥

Our film was featured on the marvelously curated site GOT A GIRL CRUSH! We too have a girl crush on you! Thank you Cassie! 

Director Angeline Gragasin, as photographed by Lani Trock. 
“The Animals is about working as a team to reach the goal without dropping the ball. It’s a lot like playing a team sport, except instead of a ball you have a camera!” - Gragasin in an interview on Portable.tv 
See more of Lani Trock’s photography here.

Director Angeline Gragasin, as photographed by Lani Trock. 

The Animals is about working as a team to reach the goal without dropping the ball. It’s a lot like playing a team sport, except instead of a ball you have a camera!” - Gragasin in an interview on Portable.tv 

See more of Lani Trock’s photography here.

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"Visceral and strangely moving, absurdly beautiful, the best short film you will see all week (or month, or year)." - Portable.tv
WATCH NOW ON PORTABLE.TV!

"Visceral and strangely moving, absurdly beautiful, the best short film you will see all week (or month, or year)." - Portable.tv

WATCH NOW ON PORTABLE.TV!

TOMORROW on PORTABLE.TV



Don’t forget to tune in to Portable.tv tomorrow for the online premiere of The Animals, along with a review and a brief interview with Director Angeline Gragasin. Spread the word and stay tuned!

PROFILE: Production Designer Meredith Ries is currently pursuing her MFA at Yale in Scenic Design. Recent and upcoming projects include Titus Andronicus (Yale School of Drama, April 2012), Brainsongs (Yale Cabaret), Cymbeline (Yale School of Drama). Her New York credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Prop Master, The Public Theater, NYC), The Sound and The Fury (Assistant Set Designer, Elevator Repair Service Theater).

PROFILE: Production Designer Meredith Ries is currently pursuing her MFA at Yale in Scenic Design. Recent and upcoming projects include Titus Andronicus (Yale School of Drama, April 2012), Brainsongs (Yale Cabaret), Cymbeline (Yale School of Drama). Her New York credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Prop Master, The Public Theater, NYC), The Sound and The Fury (Assistant Set Designer, Elevator Repair Service Theater).

PROFILE: DP Meredith Zielke’s production company,  Standing Point Films, has been exhibiting The Jettisoned worldwide - they recently exhibited at 6018NORTH in Chicago. She is currently touring her documentary La Curación across South America with Cinema Social Club. She is also teaching social documentary at Marwen and audio documentary at Sullivan High School, and will soon be traveling to Cairo with On Look Films  to complete production on a new documentary film on the 1400-year-old Muslim call to prayer. Meredith and Director Angeline Gragasin are currently developing WOMEN OF THE FUTURE, a new documentary series that celebrates innovative and charismatic women in underrepresented fields such as science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. (Photo © Yoni Goldstein.)

PROFILE: DP Meredith Zielke’s production company,  Standing Point Films, has been exhibiting The Jettisoned worldwide - they recently exhibited at 6018NORTH in Chicago. She is currently touring her documentary La Curación across South America with Cinema Social Club. She is also teaching social documentary at Marwen and audio documentary at Sullivan High School, and will soon be traveling to Cairo with On Look Films  to complete production on a new documentary film on the 1400-year-old Muslim call to prayer. Meredith and Director Angeline Gragasin are currently developing WOMEN OF THE FUTURE, a new documentary series that celebrates innovative and charismatic women in underrepresented fields such as science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. (Photo © Yoni Goldstein.)

PROFILE: DVD Cover Designer (watch her in action) Melissa Mendavia is busy building a new life for herself far from the influence of technology. She spends most of her studio time between two loves: 1) binding artisan books in an old world fashion, and 2) carving custom rubber stamps, then rearranging them into a one-of-a-kind pattern on paper and fabric. She’s looking forward to breaking out new crafts with her newly-acquired silk screening kit. 

PROFILE: DVD Cover Designer (watch her in action) Melissa Mendavia is busy building a new life for herself far from the influence of technology. She spends most of her studio time between two loves: 1) binding artisan books in an old world fashion, and 2) carving custom rubber stamps, then rearranging them into a one-of-a-kind pattern on paper and fabric. She’s looking forward to breaking out new crafts with her newly-acquired silk screening kit. 

PROFILE: Actor Kelly Royere is a senior at Marymount High School.  She is an avid water polo player, photographer, vocalist, as well as a French foodie. She’ll be attending college in the fall as a Pre-Med.

PROFILE: Actor Kelly Royere is a senior at Marymount High School.  She is an avid water polo player, photographer, vocalist, as well as a French foodie. She’ll be attending college in the fall as a Pre-Med.

PROFILE: Writer Caitlin Doughty is currently working as a mortician in Los Angeles. She blogs regularly at The Order of the Good Death, and explores ways to prepare a death phobic culture for its inevitable demise.  Her vlog Ask a Mortician has been featured in LAist, Jezebel, and Dark Beauty.

Photo credits: © Darren Blackburn (left) and Lani Trock (right).