Red Vines

Experience love on the sidelines as a young couple cross paths with a wizened convenience store clerk. A track on Aimee Mann‘s 2000 album Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo, Red Vines was interpreted and animated by Evan Mather, using the same flat-but-deep graphics style pioneered with Fansom the Lizard. Completed… Continue Reading

Fansom the Lizard

A child’s pet lizard escapes and finds love and adventure in Las Vegas in this half-remembered bit of family folklore. Created using a completely digital production workflow, this nine-minute short film conveys the feeling of a family home movie shot on Super-8. This was obtained not only with Adobe After Effects filters, but also with a shaky camera… Continue Reading

Buena Vista Fight Club

A contemporary lifestyle catalog comes alive in this bloody mashup of Fight Club and Buena Vista Social Club. Completed as 1999 drew to a close, Buena Vista Fight Club was an experiment in digital composition, typography and animation. A faux furniture catalog (AVINO®) – featuring models from Seattle, New York, and Helsinki – was designed in… Continue Reading

Les Pantless Menace

Lando Calrissian is the only action figure who can save peaceful Naboo from an invading army of (naked) Barbie dolls. This is the final animated short by Evan Mather that deconstructs the Star Wars universe (i.e. Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace) and mashes it up with contemporary pop culture – featuring the music… Continue Reading

Kung Fu Kenobi’s Big Adventure

Ben Kenobi feels a great disturbance in the Force: Luke Skywalker and Han Solo have been captured by Jabba the Hutt. En route to rescue them, Kenobi must face a flatulent Yoda, Lobot’s bad breath, and an irate Mace Windu. Completed in early-1999 (at the height of buildup to Star Wars: Episode 1 – The… Continue Reading

Godzilla Versus Disco Lando

Godzilla is terrorizing Cloud City. It is up to Lando Calrissian and his cohorts – including Lobot, Admiral Ackbar, Ben Kenobi and a boxing nun – to save the day. Following up Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars, Evan Mather deconstructs The Empire Strike Back using his childhood action figures, digitized sound clips and a disco soundtrack.… Continue Reading

Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars

An animated mash-up of Star Wars and the films of director Quentin Tarantino. Inspired by scenes and dialogue from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, Evan Mather re-enacted his favorite film using scanned backdrops, digitized sound clips and the action figures from his childhood. Part-experiment and part-homage, this animated short was shot with Adobe Premiere… Continue Reading