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The Windmill Farmer

A nurturing farmer in is danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature. Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola.

This film was inspired while driving back from a trip to Palm Springs, when a friend said that it must take them forever to plant and grow so many windmills. I wrote down the title The Windmill Farmer for an idea to explore later, and about a year later I started developing it into a character and story.

This film took 4 months to complete from the first boards until the final mix.

Release date: June 5th 2010
Format: HD 1920x1080 px, 16:9
Running time: 4:33s

LaurelAwards and HonorsLaurel

  1. Box[ur]shorts Film Festival '12 (CA) - Best Student Film
  2. Angelus Student Film Festival '11 (CA) - Honorable Mention in Animation
  3. Possible Futures Film Contest '11 (Online) - People's Choice Award

Film Festivals and Screenings

  1. 06/05/10 - UCLA Festival of Animation 2010 (CA)
  2. 12/03/10 - Anchorage Film Festival (AK)
  3. 12/04/10 - International Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium)
  4. 01/14/11 - Wild & Scenic Film Festival (CA)
  5. 04/08/11 - Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival (FL)
  6. 05/12/11 - Filmoteca de Catalunya (Spain)
  7. 06/22/11 - Goelali Children's Film Festival (Indonesia)
  8. 07/01/11 - FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Brazil)
  9. 07/03/11 - The Far North Conservation Film Festival (AK)
  10. 07/25/11 - Possible Futures Film Contest (Online) Prize awarded
  11. 10/08/11 - Angelus Student Film Festival (CA) Prize awarded
  12. 11/01/11 - Paraguay Ra'anga / Imagenes del Paraguay (Uruguay)
  13. 11/01/11 - Paraguay Ra'anga / Imagenes del Paraguay (Spain)
  14. 11/04/11 - Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (Hong Kong)
  15. 01/19/12 - Filmoteca de Catalunya (Spain)
  16. 03/10/12 - Pictou-Antigonish Library Animation Festival (NS, Canada)
  17. 03/10/12 - Box[ur]shorts Film Festival (CA) Prize awarded
  18. 04/12/12 - Ashland Independent Film Festival (OR)
  19. 12/02/12 - Sustainable Living Film Festival (Turkey)

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