Pavlov’s Bell

The scenario confirms what you suspected as a child — when the plane doors close, they lift you up, bounce you around and that’s it. Mather’s plane is land-locked above a field, accordioning on a length of folded cardboard, a metaphor that the viewer can fly anywhere. It’s a bracing and boldly-colored world brought to… Continue Reading


Red Vines

Mather displays both ingenuity and discretion in his manipulation of the specific elements of this created world, so that the visuals neither overwhelm the music nor function as redundant illustration. The director’s flat graphics and purposefully awkward movement may not be to everyone’s taste, but his distinctive style and empathic sensibility jell extremely well here… Continue Reading