Horror Shorts Featured Director – Joaquin Baldwin

Horror Shorts Featured Director – Joaquin Baldwin

joaquin_baldwin Joaquin Baldwin is a director and animator from Paraguay, currently living in Los Angeles. His film Sebastian’s Voodoo was nominated for an Annie Award in 2009, the most prestigious award in animation, where he competed with 4 other studio-produced shorts from Pixar, Disney, Aardman and Plympton. He has received more than 100 awards for his animated films Sebastian’s Voodoo and Papiroflexia, including a Student Academy Award, and awards at the Cannes Short Film Corner, USA Film Festival, Angelus, Cinanima and Cinequest. His films have been shown in over 150 countries, in all continents (including Antarctica), and have a wide following of fans online with millions of views registered.

Joaquin learned the basics of animation independently while living in Paraguay, and later moved to Ohio for a BFA in Animation at the Columbus College of Art & Design. In 2006, he started a Masters program in animation at UCLA, which he is finishing in June 2010. Joaquin is a proud recipient of a full graduate scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

Joaquin Baldwin on Sebastian’s Voodoo
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. The style and mood of the film was greatly inspired by the works of the Brother’s Quay and Guillermo del Toro. I wanted it to have a very textured, almost stop-motion look, with very harsh lights and tense camera work. I never thought of it as a horror film, but it’s played well on different horror selections.

Find out more about Joaquin’s work at Pixelnitrate.com

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2 Responses to “Horror Shorts Featured Director – Joaquin Baldwin”

  1. Fantastic…here’s hoping that it stays the short film that it is now and some studio doesn’t try to draw it out to an hour and a half and ruin the simple magic (looking at you ‘9’.)

  2. very cool

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