Pelstring’s animation is akin to watching early 1980s television on a broken down portable tv set while ingesting a small dose of mescaline.
Know Your Indie Filmmaker
The Canadian duo uses relatable stories and characters to dive into chance encounters, random collisions, and the fragility of existence.
Hykade’s films combine a distinctive, minimalist design with often deeply personal stories about masculinity, religion, addiction, and love.
Joseph Pierce’s darkly comic and surreal work unearths the often absurd and dark spots in human behavior.
Learn about British filmmaker Phil Mulloy whose bold, grotesque, and minimalist works explore the dark and savage side of human nature.
Buckelew’s understated body of work often explores our complicated relationship with technology.
Sander Joon’s films combine absurdist scenarios with bold minimalist design and stylish abstract animation.
Špela Čadež’s visually distinct works deal with tricky themes like addiction and domestic violence with compassion, humor, and no judgement.
Self-taught, Chintis Lundgren quickly made a mark in the animation world with her visually distinct and quirky works that place animal characters in frequently absurd, kinky, and distinctly human situations.
Wada is a key figure in Japan’s contemporary indie animation scene.
The Ukrainian director of “The Rugrats Movie” is known by many in the animation community for his personal short films.
The second installment in our series looks at a Spanish artist with a feel for the macabre.
Welcome to a new series in which we profile the most interesting independent animation filmmakers working today.