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= Animation =

The 5 animations below span 2015 to 2017. "Astroy Bo II" was selected to be in the first Tromanimation Film Festival, held Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at the 13 Saloon in Brooklyn.

Madhouse Mitchel

Madhouse Mitchel, 2017
Direction, all art, animation, music and sound design.
Running time: 14:39 uncut version; 12:35 original cut.

Madhouse Mitchel was my second major short film, immediately following the making of The Counting Man. Begun when I was sixteen, due the detailed drawings the film took two and a half years to make.

When I began production, I viewed Madhouse Mitchel as a sort of small scale rebellious antidote to popular formula. The basic narrative style pays homage to my interest in Japanese avant garde cinema, and the art has hints of my early memories of the Russian animation I was attracted to as a child. It has a certain organic, traditional element which in this film clashes against the grotesque, mutated industrial scenery in which the characters reside. The way things move also makes reference both to the kamishibai storytelling art form and the earlier limited animation that would be utilized in shows like Devilman. It’s largely a comic in film form which also makes reference back to kamishibai, a form of Japanese street theater that focuses on drawn images and narration to tell a story.

Madhouse Mitchel (Uncut Version) from Aaron Dylan Kearns (EyeOdyssey) on Vimeo.

The cut version.

Madhouse Mitchel from Aaron Dylan Kearns (EyeOdyssey) on Vimeo.

Download a printable poster.

Average Joe and a Ballhead

Average Joe and a Ballhead, 2017
Duration: 0:15
An animated short for a planned animation of my comic "Acidball".

Super Short

Fun N Games, 2016
Duration: 0:06
An animated short that depicts a man running away from a biker with an axe.

Fun N Games from Aaron Dylan Kearns (EyeOdyssey) on Vimeo.

Astroy Bo I and II

Astroy Bo

Astroy Bo II, The Super Detective & Doctor Chicken Mystery Hour, 2016.
Running time: 9 minutes and 54 seconds.
Synopsis: A deeply nihilistic half-chicken scientist and his dimwitted detective sidekick quest to find Daniel’s Room, an Area 51 type location where are hidden the 8th through 11th Wonders of the World. Second installment.

Astroy Bo II was selected to be in the first Tromanimation Film Festival, held Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at the 13 Saloon in Brooklyn.



Astroy Bo I, 2015
Running time: 6 minutes and 41 seconds.
Synopsis: A deeply nihilistic half-chicken scientist and his dimwitted detective sidekick quest to find Daniel’s Room, an Area 51 type location where are hidden the 8th through 11th Wonders of the World. First installment.

Quick links and description

I am a young, independent filmmaker, artist, and composer for film. My films (experimental/avant-garde and documentary) are split between the film and animation pages. The Thinklematter page is devoted to what began as an art comic project but has been expanded to include its own series of dedicated films. I also have zines and webcomics. If you'd like to support an independent filmmaker/artist, please consider making a purchase of one (or more) of my limited edition hardcopy publications. Other art is on the art page and more still on Instagram and Tumblr. Music is on the music page. Samples of my commercial work can be found on the work page. My contact email and all social media information is under connect. If you'd like to learn more about me then please check out my bio. For current news and thoughts check out my blog.

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