Friday, 15 June 2012

Matt Sullivan "Reviving Redwood" (2012)

Redwood needs reviving, yes siree. The town's a mess with a stated population of 137 but that was long ago and the number crumbles even as we look. Redwood is a ghost town. Well, not quite, for there's one old fellow beaten down by the weight of adversity. But who knows what the winds of change might bring. Time for one last effort. Reviving Redwood is an optimistic film at a time when optimism seems thin on the ground. Matt Sullivan has just graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design. There's a great score from Corey Wallace that sweeps us along, changing the mood from meltdown to hoedown to glorious sunset, reflecting the revival. Not to ignore an affecting collection of little wooden working models at the close, brightly coloured and low-tech, to complement Matt's high tech mastery of the software. Nice work.


msulli25 said...

Thanks for posting, Ian!

Kimberley said...

This is lovely! Really nice animation :) I love how it started all gloom and grey then all colourful and cheerful! Very nice.