Negative Space
Negative Space
Original Title:Negative Space
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This program is rated:
Recommended for mature audiences only
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Director(s): Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Production Company:Ikki Films, Manuel Cam Studio
Distribution Company:Sève Films
Year of Production:2017
Screening Format:DIGITAL
Running Time:05:30
Category:Narrative Short Animation

My dad taught me how to pack.

Ru Kuwahata
About Ru Kuwahata
Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are award-winning filmmakers and animation commercial directors. Operating under the moniker “Tiny Inventions,” they are known for their unique mixed-media animation, which combines hand-crafted art and digital techniques. Since they started collaborating in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a toy line and several independent films. Their films have screened in over 300 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival and Annecy Animation Festival, and have received 25 international awards. In 2011, Max and Ru spent a year and a half as artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Animated Film where they developed a 14-minute animated film, “Between Times.” Currently Max and Ru are working as faculties in the Animation department at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and developing their 3rd independent film, “Bullet Proof Glasses.” Click here to view the director's website.