Scenic Highway

Due to the recent unpleasantness, Baton Rouge has eclipsed New Orleans as the largest city in Louisiana. Is the city destined for greatness? Scenic Highway is the name of US Highway 61 as it passes through northern Baton Rouge. It is also this trip to the city – and such landmarks as Huey Long’s art… Continue Reading


Icarus of Pittsburgh

During the 1979 AFC Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Oilers, a son endeavors to fly to heaven to visit his dead father. This is the third chapter in the trilogy of tragedy – a series of films by Kirk Hostetter and Evan Mather that examine man-children and their unwillingness to transition into… Continue Reading


Vert

Childhood is sweet – and so is the perfect vert: an indescribable state of perfection achieved via slinging rocks into the sea. Vert is the first episode of what would become known as the trilogy of tragedy – a series of films by Kirk Hostetter and Evan Mather that examine man-children and their unwillingness to… 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