Big Surf

San Francisquito Cyn, March 12th, 1928: The sound a horse makes as it’s drowning. Minutes before midnight, the St. Francis Dam fails. It takes five and a half hours for the dam water to wash out to sea, taking with it hundreds of souls.

picture and direction by Brian Smee
sound by Annapurna Kumar
painting and text by Isabelle Aspin
prayers by Therese Cleary
sound mixing by Craig Smith
translation by Patricia Luna

2017: GLAS / Mammoth Lakes Film Festival / CalArts Ex Anim Showcase / Denver Film Festival / Malt Adult #5 / San Diego Underground Film Festival / Ottawa International Animation Festival / Animasivo

2018: Edge of Frame weekend at LIAF / Slamdance / EofF at Flatpack Film Festival / Lima Film Festival