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So proud to be apart of this amazing Channel! Old Man will continue to live on beside incredibly talented artists, crews, humans on the Criterion Collection Channel! You all should subscribe NOW and watch all of the amazing films you cannot see on Netflix, Hulu, Pornhub, etc. Plus you will be able to see my hilarious and probably best interview to date about my influences that range from Patti Smith, Legend the movie to makeup and my mom! THANK YOU to my incredible team who really helped make the film, well, a film!! Animators/fabricators/board artists: Michaela Olsen, Jonathan Seligson, Liesje Kraai Mel Loyola Agosto Isam S. Prado! Thank you Alec Henninger for cleaning up the Manson audio and THANK YOU! A BIG thank you to the one and only, writer who was friends with Mr.Manson and gave me the audio to make this film! Marlin M. Marynick Thank you! I appreciate you. Thank you to the Criterion Crew who believed in both this film and myself as a filmmaker. Please support this channel because it supports independent film, art and so much more.

I can’t wait for you to see what I am making now!! Onward towards the future! THANK YOU! XO

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xo

 

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“To be awarded to one or more Rooftop Films alumni filmmakers to help them to complete a short film that communicates the power of hope, collaboration and togetherness to make positive change. ” -Rooftop Films

Wow. Welp.  I just got awarded a grant from the wonderful Rooftop Films, thank you! I will be making a short doc about my mother, Susan Frost and what she does for a living. She’s an ocularist, she makes artificial eyes, meaning she hand sculpts, paints and molds the eye for her patients. It’s intimate. It’s emotional and she literally changes the patients life. I cannot wait to make this film and am thankful my mom is down to make it as well! Thank goodness for artists as parents! YAY!

Variety post:

Rooftop Films Announces Filmmakers Fund Grant Winners

Rooftop post:

https://www.rooftopfilms.com/filmmakers-fund-grantees/

 

I was chosen to be apart of the Imagine Science Competition 2018
Six scientists and six filmmakers have been chosen to create genre-bending works during the 11th Imagine Science Film Festival in NYC this fall.

I was paired with Scientist/Engineer Tracy Fanara, who to me is a real life superhero and is currently battling the Red Tide issue in Florida. If you don’t know what that is please read about it. It’s frightening and, well here: “…this bloom, like many HABs, is caused by microscopic algae that produce toxins that kill fish and make shellfish dangerous to eat. The toxins may also make the surrounding air difficult to breathe. As the name suggests, the bloom of algae often turns the water red.”

I was inspired by what Tracy did for a living and also because of the timing, I just read this article in the NYT.  I was also invited to the filming of Josh Fox’s new film about Climate Change and the Environment, etc. We were prompted to make a film in a week with the theme of: SURVIVAL. We were in Brooklyn. I thought, what could we make? Ah. A film, a portrait film about the pollution in Brooklyn but used as a metaphor for something bigger, something I myself could attempt to articulate in a week using Brooklyn, using my amazing cinematographer and Sundance Award Winning Short Film, Hairwolf badass lady, Charlotte Hornsby, using movement by Guggenheim grant recipient Rosane Chameki and Sleep No More dancer Brian Castillo and sounds that would scare the bajeezus out of you that are inspired by the environment made by my friend Johnny Woods, and my RISD roommate who production designed the film, Nicole Heraty…Producer. Sound. Mixing. PA’s,and so on with my amazing crew.

Tracy was an integral role, analyzing our locations, researched what happened and why they were polluted. We talked about how people would react if they ingested carcinogenic or if they had ingested fracked liquids or if they realized you lived outside a warehouse with a literal Nuclear Bomb waiting to happen and so on. It was certainly a wonderful collaborative journey with a terrific team. I feel so thankful for the support! We decided to call the film EXTREMOPHILES.

Extromophiles are organisms that exist when nothing else can survive. The earth finds a way to balance change, but will humans be able to adapt to the change which they are creating?

We would absolutely love to share this film with you, world. If you are interested in a genre bending hybrid film. An Horror-Activist-Scifi-Short-Doc with the themes of Pollution, Climate Change, Politics and more…

 

THANKS! Symbiosis Grant! Thank you Simons Foundation Grant! Thank you to all of the other Filmmakers and Scientists that competed during the week! XO

Thank you Sidewalk Film Festival for awarding our new short FUNERAL best animated short film! Literally I was speechless, in that I should have probably prepared a speech and thanked animation, ghosts, animation, the trophy and I think a few other things…and left. THANK YOU. Thank you to my amazing team, post and pre..thank you, and of course, thank you animation.

Until next time.

xo

Shout out to Jonathan Federico, Natasha Soto-Albors, Jennifer Prediger, Jarret Kerr, Aaron Hillis, my animation team: Jonathan Seligson, Sarah Miskoff and Nico Teitel… and to my amazing exec producers Adnaan Muslim, Rene Federico, Nightspark Pictures, Elizabeth Krajewski…

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Hey! OLD MAN is playing before Dennis Hopper’s Directorial debut, EASY RIDER on the Criterion Channel, Filmstruck. Check it out when you have the chance. I am unbelievably honored, speechless and am in utter aw over this. Thank you to the Criterion crew for having me over, letting me into their film closet, letting me speak about my influences such as Cher, my mom and everything in between and for just supporting the arts. Onward to more films and art making! Thank you to my amazing, supportive crew, most who went to RISD with me: Jonathan Seligson, Michaeala Olsen, Melissa Loyola, Liesje Kraai, Isam Prado, Chris Barret for introducing me to the right people and finally Marlin Marynick who was very close with Manson and who wrote Manson Now. Thank you for letting me into you wonderful life.

Watch my hilarious inspiration list here

When you go to the Criterion Channel I host a directors intro about the film, my life and a ton of other information!

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I was interviewed on a podcast! I talk about everything from boobs, my new film Funeral to my mom! YAY! Thanks Tin Can for the interview!

http://www.tincan.media/kof/2018/02/18/leah-shore-talks-about-animating-the-world-around-her/

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We produced my favorite episode this week of How It Went Down featuring Sam Smith. The animation reflects the background and what he is talking about: breakups, heartbreak, choirs, music and flowers! I absolutely loved working on this and want to explore more visual pieces like this. If you didn’t know, we produce an episode a WEEK! YES, a week! I know, we are fab. It could not be done without the fabulously talented Billboard crew, THANK YOU!

I had the pleasure of Directing Bella Thorne and Prince Fox for Billboard and then animating on top of the edited piece. Assisting animation by Peter Gulsvig and produced by Jessica Rovniak for the series How It Went Down. I have been working on the entire series by the way, so you should probably watch all the episodes*

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I had the pleasure of directing Bella Thorne and Prince Fox at Billboard for a segment. Heck I even got to quickly design the background for them. There might be a flamingo somewhere? They were super sweet, hilarious and great to work with annnnd fashionably appareled. We worked well together and boy do they have a story for you! STAY TUNED. XO

 

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I am posting my test for the new Powerpuff Girls TV show. This was the first storyboard I have ever done. I had so much fun coming up with this and really hope to get more work like this. I absolutely love to write and draw annnnd make punny jokes. ❤

I love you CN, keep making amazing content.

XO

 

For a pdf. or any inquiries please email me leah@leahshore.com

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SHE STILL LIVES! My film, OLD MAN has been posted on the Film Shortage site!

Thanks, Film Shortage peeps!

http://filmshortage.com/dailyshortpicks/old-man/

I animated the episode of JD SAMSON’s BIG DAY OUT for the show PARTY STORY on VICELAND.  CHECK SOME OF THE ANIMATION OUT BELOW…they even made gifs! WHAT A GIFT! SHARE IT.

THEY MADE GIFS of it! SHARE THEM.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/watch-vicelands-party-legends-trailer.html

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Yup! You heard it! The famous COOKIES will screen at the famous Rooftop Films this summer July 7th a part of the Dark Toons screening. This is possibly one of my favorite NYC film festivals in that it is independent, non-profit and it screens on rooftops all summer! They are also incredibly supportive of filmmakers and I am very thankful for that. Thank you Rooftop Films! Thanks to my crew,  Sarah Miskoff, Fritz Myers and Jonathan Seligson. See you soon!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-films-dark-toons-tickets-25235936365

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Yes. You heard it straight. The coolest NYC PORN FILM FESTIVAL EVER is playing my aged breast film, BOOBatary. Come to the screening! It is free! Saturday June 4th at 9:30am because everyone who watches porn watches it at 9:30am!

http://Why Stevie Wonder had to meet this inventor

(just in case the link does not work above)

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/21/stevie-wonders-keyboard-uses-artificial-intelligence.html

Pretty proud to have directed this short for CNBC’s mini digital series ‘Money Lab’

Watch it! It is informative and awesome to watch and it could not have been done without an amazing team, Producer Brandon Ancil, Producer/Animator/Extrodinare Stephanie Swart, Fabricator Hillary Barton and a bijillon other talented DP’s, gaffers, fabricators and compositors! XO CNBC

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With just a week being online, there have been amazing articles written about my short film, OLD MAN. Thank you world for appreciating this film. 

OLD MAN LINK:

https://vimeo.com/60199861

VICE Article about Old Man:

http://www.vice.com/read/charles-manson-pontificating-on-our-brainwashed-society-in-rare-recordings-456

Short Of The Week:

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/09/29/old-man/

Filmmaker Magazine:

http://filmmakermagazine.com/95824-watch-leah-shores-mindbending-charles-manson-animation-old-man/#.VgoQNc5BzoM

Cartoon Brew Pick Of The Day!:

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-brew-pick/old-man-by-leah-shore-120146.html

We Are Indie Horror:

http://www.weareindiehorror.com/site-news/leah-shores-old-man-meet-charles-manson/

What do I do when I get an awkward interview for 45 minutes and am not asked anything really? I eat an entire rotisserie chicken without acknowledging the fact that I have a rotisserie chicken and am eating it on stage during a q & a and while talking about working with Vice WHILE cracking a Khan joke.

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Basically. It was the most fun I have ever had…ever.

 

Thank you Ottawa International Animation Film Festival for allowing me to eat chicken on stage and jury the most beautiful films! It was an honor.

Till next year!

XOXOX

 

Ps. TAMMY LIVES

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