John Cannizzaro

John Cannizzaro is a maker of experimental films and stop-motion animations -- working primarily in Super 8mm and 16mm film. Exploring such diverse themes as childhood, memory, dreams, religion, and film making, his films blur the boundaries between narrative, documentary, animation, and poetry. Under the banner of Smokehouse Films -- his production company and 16mm film archive ( which specializes in animated and ethnographic films) -- Cannizzaro has produced many films including 50 Feet That Shook The World, Gulliver's Travels, America The Beautiful, Critical Mass, and Fountain of Youth which have played in film festivals around the world, a full-length feature film The Left Hand Path, and several experimental, ethnographic shorts such as Land of the Dead, Trance, and Let Me Try To Explain.