Palm Rot

Today we are starting something new which we are calling Sequential Sundays. Each Sunday we will showcase work in the field of animation. Be it shorts, trailers, making-ofs, and perhaps even tutorials. It should work well as a nice addition to our already established days, Manga Mondays and Fashion Fridays.

Kicking off Sequential Sundays is Palm Rot. A frenzied short by American animation filmmaker Ryan Gillis Lizama. Palm Rot takes us on a journey into the Florida Everglades. We follow a crop-duster named Bill who discovers a lone crate. Letting curiosity get the better of him, Bill could not have prepared for what happened next.

Palm Rot made 2015 official selection at a number of animation festivals, including Raindance, KLIK!, Sundance, SXSW, Annecy International, Indie Grits and AFI Fest. Winning Best Graduation film at the ReAnimania, Best Student Short at Klik! and Best Animated Film at Raindance Film Festival.

You can find out more about the short on its process blog.


Direction / Animation: Ryan Gillis
Sound Design: Owen Granich-Young
Music: Waylon Thornton
Voice Acting: Greg Tonner
Cel Coloring: Jesse James Dean, Mara Guevara, Jabril Mack

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