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  • Film: More, directed by Mark Osborne

    Animated short film -- a tired inventor struggles toward creativity in a world lacking color and hope.

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    05.10.08 | 19:05 GMTcomments

    United States

    More is the story of an old, tired inventor who struggles through a joyless life – leading the same cold, colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. Yearning for his carefree days as a child, he struggles to finish the invention he hopes will give his life meaning and worth. His world, and the world of those around him, is transformed when his secret invention is completed.

    Academy Award-nominated director Mark Osborne has been a freelance animator, an instructor in stop-motion filmmaking and a director. He has designed and produced graphics and animation for television including projects for TBS, the Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. In 2000 he completed his first live-action feature, Dropping Out, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He co-directed the DreamWorks animated feature, Kung-Fu Panda, to be released in June of 2008.
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    Writer/Director: Mark Osborne
    Producer: Steve Kalafer
    Co-producers: Debra Callabresi, Kelly Moren
    Line Producer: Shannon Lowry
    70mm Prod. Supervision: IMAGICA USA Inc., Kelly Moren
    Production Designer: Rick Orner
    Puppet Construction: David J. Candelaria
    Stop-Motion Animators: Mark Osborne, David J. Candelaria, Nick Peterson
    Set & Model Builders: David J. Candelaria, Nick Peterson, Joe Schmidt
    Camera Department: Keith Lowry
    Cel Animation Designer: Lorelei Pepi
    Cel Animation Director: Jenny Walsh
    Cel Animators: Lea Zagury, Rick Potts, Marcos Magalhães
    Post-Prod. Supervisors: Debra Callabresi, Kelly Moren, IMAGICA USA Inc., RPG
    Digital Effects Supervisor: Debra Callabresi
    Digital Art & Effects: Ben Matsunaga, Kelly Moren, Mark Osborne
    Sound Effects Editor: Jeremy Pitts
    Re-Recording Mixer: Peter Carlstedt
    Negative Cut: Ron Johnson
    Color and Prints: Consolidated Film Industries


    Music: New Order, "Elegia." (Written and produced by New Order, Engineered by Michael Johnson, Distributed by Warner Bros. Records, Inc. © 1985 Qwest Records.)
    Additional Music: Ben Decter

    Credits and Thanks

    Production Services: California Institute of the Arts, Consolidated Film Industries
    Donated by: Dream Quest Images, KODAK Motion Picture Film, Graphic Films, Image G, IMAGICA USA Inc., Iwerks Entertainment, RPG Productions Inc., Swell Productions

    Special Thanks To: Mario Allen, Tom Attencio, Tom Barron, Bob Beitcher, Chris Blum, Jamie Caliri, Kevin Clark, Maureen Claypool, Jon Corfina, Edwin Escalante, Larry Fagan, Rick Gordon, Cathy Hair, Wendy Jackson-Hall, Ron Johnson, Tim Knapp, Dick Larson, Alec Lorimore, Alan Markowitz, James Manke, Katherine Mervine, Andrew Millstein, Mike Mitchell, Paloma Navarette, Ammiel Najar, Paul Novoros, Jeff Osborne, Kent Osborne, Paulette Osborne, Julie O’Neil, Andrew Oran, Dave Palomaren, Jose Parra, Sarah Peterson, Brian Peterson, Sean Phillips, Christopher Reyna, Tim Sassoon, Scott Shepley, Susan Simpson, Jonathan Silsby, Ron Wangler, Miriam Yagi