Art Department To Host Award-Winning Animator

Brad Pattullo to Present Animated Mockumentary “24 Frames” Oct. 14

The Siena Heights University Art Department will host award-winning visiting artist Brad Pattullo Oct. 14-16. Pattullo will present his award-winning animated film “24 Frames” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Rueckert Auditorium in Dominican Hall. pattullo.jpg


Pattullo was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1995 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002. He has since worked on several animated television programs as well as commercial, music video, and online projects. His first job in animation was working for Will Vinton Studios on the acclaimed “Gary and Mike” television series. He has since worked on several animated television programs, including “The PJs,” “Celebrity Deathmatch,” “Phantom Investigators” and “A Little Curious,” as well as several commercial and music video projects. His independent films have been screened in such venues as Sundance Film Festival, Kalamazoo Animation Festival International, Siggraph’s Electronic Theater, Brooklyn International Film Festival, Tehran International Film Festival and the G4 television network.


“24 Frames” recently won the 2008 Best Animated Film award at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. The stop-motion animated black comedy mockumentary is about a stop-motion animated film production at an art college in the southern U.S. The crew, which consists mainly of ambitious animation students, aspires to adapt a children's book into an animated film to impress the school's president, who also happens to be the director's mother-in-law. Incompetence, artistic differences and a series of grisly mishaps soon cause the production to spiral out of control as the would-be filmmakers struggle to finish the project.


Pattullo is beginning his fourth year as an instructor of film and animation in the Art Department of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Edinboro faculty, he taught for two years in the Department of Animation and Digital Media at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.


The film presentation is free and open to the public.


For more information on the event, please call 517-264-7860.

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