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THE MACHINE - still #1


Director: Rob Shaw

United States, 2009, 5 min

Festival Year:2010


Cast:Andrea Schuch

Crew:Producer: Rob Shaw - Screenwriter: Rob Shaw - Editor: Rob Shaw - Original Score: Sirrobrob - Sound: Brian Kinkley - Animators: Rob Shaw, Sarah Hulin - Additional effects: Fred Ruff

Sales:Brian Mannion - Portland, OR, 97202, USA - T: 503-228-6206


A fable that follows an innocently forged creation as he becomes determined to consume everything in his path. The characters and scenes of this story are driven forward by the gears of an early 20th century nickel arcade. The machine feels invincible without realizing that his last nickel has dropped.


About the director

Rob Shaw bean his animation career at Philadelphia's University of the Arts. In 1997, his film Dirty Summer Fridays, funded by grants from MTV and Eastman Kodak won the award for Best Senior Thesis Film. In 2006 Shaw made the jump to director and has established his eclectic, multiple-technique style through numerous commercial and music video projects. He recently directed a video for They Might Be Giants and a series of spots for Alltel Wireless. Shaw is a Director at Bent Image Lab, an internationally recognized, award-winning animation studio based in Portland, Oregon.

Filmmaker's note

This stop-motion film was shot on a digital SLR still camera.

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