Elephants Dream, a film by Bassam Kurdali, 2006

Elephants Dream, a film by Bassam Kurdali, 2006

A film by Bassam Kurdali

“Elephants Dream is the story of two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protege Emo. As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect.

Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source graphics software such as Blender, and with all production files freely available to use…” (Browse our Movie Archive)

Little Lulu: Bored of Education, an animated short by Bill Tytla, 1946

Little Lulu: Bored of Education, an animated short by Bill Tytla, 1946

Little Lulu: Bored of Education, 1946

An animated short by Bill Tytla

“Lulu answers wrong on a history quiz after cheating off of Tubby. While sitting in the corner and wearing a dunce cap Lulu falls asleep and dreams of chasing Tubby through history to get back at him.” (IMDB)

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Book Review: Building Heaven, a novel by Andrew Osborne

Book Review: Building Heaven, a novel by Andrew Osborne

Our latest volunteer, Jenny, offers a brief review, and hearty recommendation, for Andrew Osborne’s debut novel, Building Heaven, which has received 5 star reviews on both Amazon and the San Francisco Book Review. Osborne is an Emmy Award-Winning writer screen writer, who’s just published his first novel, an existential romp through the after life. Jenny is a lover of the arts, especially music, a hopeless liberal, existentialist, wife and Mom:

 

Building Heaven by Andrew Osborne is an existential thriller which explores the afterlife. The main character, Peter Herlinger, lies in a coma five years after a car crash in which his whole family was killed. In this state he experiences the afterlife and leads the reader on an amazing journey. If you wonder about what happens after death, is there a soul, or is there a heaven this unusual novel might be for you!

Read the San Francisco Book Review for Osbone’s debut novel

Santa And The Robot Menace, an animated short by Peter Proscia, 2014

Santa And The Robot Menace, an animated short by Peter Proscia, 2014

Santa And The Robot Menace, 2014

An animated short by Peter Proscia

Santa contends with a powerful robotic challenger attempting to take over the Christmas. This crisp and colorful animated short is a delightful holiday treat.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a film by Stuart Paton, 1916

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1916

A film by Stuart Paton

A silent era adventure film based on the classic 1870 novel by Jules Verne. A professor and his small band of adventurers contend with the powerful and anachronistic Captain Nemo, as he wages war on the world’s shipping industry with an advanced submarine of his own design. (Browse our Movie Archive)

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