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The Oxbow
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The Elephant's Song tells the true and tragic tale of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in America, as recounted in song by her friend the old farm dog. Their story is portrayed in colorful, handcrafted animation, created frame by frame with clay-on-glass animation, where oil-based modeling clay is spread thinly on a glass sheet and moved frame-by-frame like a moving finger painting.

Annecy International Animation Festival, France
Short Film in Competition, 2019

Ajyal Film Festival, Doha, Qatar
Short Film in Competition, 2018

Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Japan
Animation for Peace Program, 2018


ASIFA East, Independent Films Category - 1st Prize, NY, 2019

ASIFA East, Excellence in Music (craft award), NY, 2019

ASIFA East, Women in Animation Award, Independent Films Category, NY, 2019

Global Insights Stellar Award (Top Award), Black Maria Film Festival, 2019

Best Animation, NatureTrack Film Festival, CA, 2019

Best Short Film, Environmental Film Festival at Yale, New Haven, CT, 2019

Best Animation, Nevada Women’s Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV 2019

Best Animated Short, SENE Fest, Providence, RI, 2019

Best Sound Design, Chesapeake Film Festival, Easton, MD, 2019

Best Environmental Short Film, Chesapeake Film Festival, Easton, MD, 2019

Best Animation, Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL, 2019

DUMBO Film Festival, Certificate of Excellence, Best Animation (November), NY, 2018

First Prize, Made in Baltimore Short Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, 2018

Best Experimental, 2nd Place, Los Angeles Animation Festival, CA, 2018

Best of Festival, Peekskill Film Festival, Peekskill, NY, 2018

Best Animation, Peekskill Film Festival, Peekskills, NY, 2018

Award of Merit for Animation, University Film & Video Association, Las Cruces, NM, 2018

International Film Festivals:

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019

Cleveland International Film Festival, OH, 2019

Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH, 2019

Northeast Mountain Film Festival, GA, Finalist, 2019

Canton Film Festival, Canton, OH, 2019

High Falls Womens Film Festival, NY 2019

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, DC, 2019

Athens Animfest, Greece, 2019

ASIFA South Animation Conference and Festival 2019

San Francisco Independent Film Festival, CA, 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Shastaland, CA, 2019

Cinema Sousa, Xiamen Animation Festival, China, 2018

Vaasa Wildlife Festival, Finland, Finalist, 2018

Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK, 2018

San Jose International Short Film Festival, San Jose, CA 2018

China International Green Film Week, 2018

Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, MA, 2018

Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2018

Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, World Premiere, 2018