The Tale of the Crippled Boy is an ongoing project whose end goal is a feature-length collection of animated and live film vignettes. Over the last five years, with help from only a few family members and close friends, I have made, animated, photographed, and scored all of the elements in the project, treating each as a work of art in its own right.
Large in scope, the project centers on a group of characters who inhabit a world apart. Three Fragments of a Lost Tale, exhibited at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens from March 12th –June 20th 2011, is the Part I of the larger Tale. Part II is currently in the works at the studio and we will hope to be able to share images from it with you in the near future.
To date there are thirty-five individual characters, several sets, thousands of photographs, and approximately twelve minutes of edited footage. We intend for the work to continue as it has begun, as we seek to create an independent film unlike any other I am aware of. I hope you will be as intrigued by this world as I have been, and that you will in some way contribute to the continuation of the Work.