No Action

This unusual short portrait film combines animation with live action in a way that makes the viewer wonder, at first, what is real and what has been manipulated. Natural settings are transformed through time-lapse animation, while ten discrete cyclic animations occur simultaneously in a bank of windows behind the motionless protagonist. NO ACTION contrasts sound and imagery to describe conflicting internal and external realities. Containing lots of baseball imagery, this film plays well with THE SUICIDE SQUEEZE. If the two are paired in a program, NO ACTION should be shown first.

Awards: Ann Arbor Film Festival; NY Filmmakers' Exposition; Three Rivers Arts Festival; Bucks County Film Festival.