Before joining Pixar, animator Ed Chen made this captivating short film as a graduate student at USC’s Cinema School. Using black and white animation, Rattle is an effective look at the nature of envy and violence in our society. Following two individuals from birth to death, Chen offers an interesting commentary about how greed and violence can corrode every stage of life.
Director: Ed Chen / USA / 2003 / 2 Minutes
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The founder of Cinema Axis, Courtney is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic who can frequently be heard discussing film as co-host of Frameline on Radio Regent. Courtney has contributed to several publications including Leonard Maltin, That Shelf, POV Magazine, In the Seats, Black Girl Nerds, and Comix Asylum. He has appeared on ET Canada and Hollywood Suite's Cinema A to Z. Courtney celebrates diversity in cinema as host of the Changing Reels podcast and is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association, the Online Film Critics Society, and the African American Film Critics Association.
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