Drawn and Quartered Season 1
2022: Drawn and Quartered
After being torn asunder, can you be made whole again? Like a Frankensteined body assembled out of nothing but the best bits, this year’s Drawn and Quartered incorporates a diverse range of styles — from 2D computer animation to 3D, stop-motion and machinima — to take viewers on an existential journey. Whether you’re a floating head with dangling guts exposed, a plant monster, a sentient drone, or anything else with an awareness of life, you’ll see your anxieties and yearning for meaning reflected in this batch of shorts centered on being and belonging.
Director - Sean Buckelew
A CIA public relations campaign becomes derailed when a weapon of war develops a conscience in this sardonic satire of the military-industrial-social-media complex.
Directors - Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet & Chloé Farr
Jérôme arrives at the pearly gates, and sets off in search of his beloved Maryline who preceded him. Adjusting to this afterlife may take some time.
Director - Marie Foulston
A group of players venture beyond the boundaries of the video game Red Dead Online and discover a captivating and ethereal space that reveals the humanity and materiality of digital creations.
A GUITAR IN THE BUCKET15m
Director - Boyoung Kim
A young woman navigates a world in which you can seemingly buy all you need from vending machines, yet none can offer her what she truly desires: a place to pursue her dreams.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, JIM9m
Director - Andrea Gatopoulos
Jim and Morten are playing video games online, like any other day, except today is New Year’s Eve, a time for reflection. Their respective decisions on how to enjoy the fireworks speak volumes.
Director - Ryo Hirano
Trying to escape a murderous mob, a yakuza finds an unlikely ally in a creature from Thai folklore. A visceral chase unfolds as bloodlust and love intermingle and boundaries between species dissolve.
Director - Isaku Kaneko
A Magnifying Glass human falls into the clutches of a secret society of Projector humans who are determined to use his lens to recapture the city’s greatness. A poignant allegory of the creative power of cinema that warns against the danger of being taken in by its comforting illusions.
PERFECT CITY: THE MOTHER12m
Director - Shengwei Zhou
In this arresting and purposeful blend of different animation techniques, a plant mother faces her fears of abandonment, inadequacy, and the horror of cosmetic surgery as a mask of self-deception when her root baby leaves the nest.
Director - Kelly Schiesswohl
Filmmaker and artist Kelly Schiesswohl takes us on a visual interpretation of her own experience with the hair-pulling compulsion of Trichotillomania.