Friday, August 31, 2007

I'm NOT Gay!!

Corky Quakenbush of Space Bass Films conceived the following animated short to try and capture the Larry Craig predicament in his own inimitable way. He built the set and the puppets, and I did the animation (in about 8 hours) so he could get it on the web before it was all old news. Animating those little feet was a lot more complicated than it looks! Thanks, CQ, for letting me be a part of (making fun of) history. Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

As I await the unveiling of the latest episode of "ADVENTURES WITH THE AMBERSONS" on, a sudden, unexpected surprise came up out of the blue: The 2007 Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival has asked to feature a BLOCK of Red Hatchet Films stuff this Friday! Festival director Matthew Foster and I have never met, but he's been encouraging me artistically since "VALLEY OF GWOMBI" was a runner-up for Best Animated Comedy at DCIFF 2005. "FROM BEYOND" won for Best Animated Horror in 2006, the same category that "GEORGIE'S WISH" is in this year (go, Georgie!). "Animation featuring the works of Michael Granberry" will include "VALLEY OF GWOMBI", "FROM BEYOND", "GEORGIE'S WISH", "A WINTER'S TALE", and "DREDD MANOR". If anyone can make it (not sure of the exact time, yet, but I'll post it when I do) I'd love to hear how it goes, so please report back to me. And to Matt Foster, a humongous THANK YOU for the great honor of getting to play my films at DRAGON*CON!!!