|SOMETHING LEFT, SOMETHING TAKEN|
A dark comedy about a vacationing couple's encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer.
Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata are award-winning filmmakers and animation commercial directors. Operating under the moniker "Tiny Inventions," they are known for their unique mixed-media animation, which combines hand-crafted art and digital techniques. Since they started collaborating in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a toy line and several independent films. Their films have screened in over 300 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance Film Festival and Annecy Animation Festival, and have received 25 international awards.
In 2011, Max and Ru spent a year and a half as artists-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Animated Film where they developed a 14-minute animated film, "Between Times."
Currently Max and Ru are working as faculties in the Animation department at Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore.