This episode features Adam Ciolfi, a multiple award-winning stop motion animator who shares how to become successful as an independent filmmaker.
You’ll also learn:
*The reason Adam left the professional animation industry
*How Adam’s created a life that sustains his independent filmmaking
*What he’s learned from attending festivals all over the word
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Adam Ciolfi’s lifelong fascination with stop motion animation began in 1975 when at age ten he discovered the work of Ray Harryhausen (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) In 1977 he attempted his first film with a lump of clay and a Regular 8 camera. By 1985 he and his siblings had produced 26 amateur short films.
After earning a degree in film production from York University Adam embarked on his professional career. He completed his first professional production, the stop motion short ATTIC IN THE BLUE in 1991. It would win 4 awards for Best Animated Short during its festival run before being sold for broadcast.
In 1996, after a series of live action shorts, he began work on a stop motion feature film. THE LADY OF NAMES (2011) would take 14 years to complete and go on to screen at over 60 festivals worldwide, winning the award for Best Animated Feature 9 times.
He followed that up with the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed shorts BROKEN (2014) and HIVE (2016)
FILTH (2019) marks his third short in six years and the most successful film of his career so far. Currently he is hard at work on his next animated short, FROM HELL HE RIDES, a loving tribute to the spaghetti westerns of the 1060’s.
*Follow Adam on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A-film-by-Adam-Ciolfi-225691100795562/
*Check out Adam’s website: https://adamciolfi.wordpress.com/
*Check out Adam’s films on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC-IGdAjPqeAfnAS86M-ZmRQ