Independent Animation


A sofa-bound dog is shocked to learn that a whole world lies outside the door— the maddening, unbreakable door.

Cooped (2014) is a nine-minute short that's played in dozens of film festivals, won a few awards, and has been featured on Cartoon Brew, among other venues. Cooped was made using hand-drawn and digital techniques, animated frame-by-frame with an eye for the texture of physical media (pencil and crayon) and the rubbery energy of 1940s slapstick cartoons.

Promotional materials including film stills, director photos, and a one-page press kit are available for download under Press Kit.