Menagerie

Short Animation Film - 2022 - 4:26 min 




Day after day, inhabitants of the Menagerie play out their daily lives like clockwork.

Menagerie is a study of the daily motions and mundane tasks of contemporary city life. Featuring hundreds of looping animated characters, the film explores how the repetitive actions of our day-to-day lives quickly spiral into an endless kaleidoscope of abstraction.


Directed by Jack Gray
Sound Design by Judy Kim
Voice by Alicia Maye

Articles
-'Ten Unmissable Animated Shorts to Stream at GLAS Animation 2022'
Directors Notes

-‘Jack Gray Examines the Absurdity of Everyday Routines in His Jam-Packed Looping Animation ‘Menagerie’
Directors Notes

Awards
-GLAS Animation Festival 2022- US Competition Special Mention
-Animation Block Party 2022 - Best In Show Award
-Imaginaria Animation Festival 2022 - International Competition Special Mention Award
-Fantoche International Animation Festival 2022 - International Competition Special Mention Award
- Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival 2022 - Eyepopper Award - Best Experimental & Boundary Pushing

Screenings
2022

- MONSTRA - Lisboa Animation Festival - International Short Film Competition - Lisbon, Portugal - March 
- Athens ANIMAFEST - Official Selection - Athens, Greece - March
- GLAS Animation Festival - US Competition - Berkeley, CA - US Competition - April
- International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - Children's and Youth Film Competition - Oberhausen, Germany - May
- Flatpack Festival - Short Film Competition - Birmingham, England - May
- Directors Notes Official Selection - Brighton, UK -May
- Animatricks Animation Festival Helsinki - Official Selection - Helsinki, Finland - May
- ANNY Animation Nights New York - Screened in Program #71, Season 7 In Competition Films - New York USA - May
- Krakow Film Festival - International Short Film Competition - Krakow, Poland - May
- Sydney Film Festival - Animation Program - Sydney, Australia - June
- Fest Anča - World Panorama - Žilina, Slovakia - June
- Screening at Substance Skatepark with NPCC.NYC, Supertight, Massacre Video -  summer fest 2022 - Brooklyn, USA - June
- Athens Digital Arts Festival - Official Selection - Athens, Greece - June
- Cardiff Animation Nights - Screening at The Underdog - Cardiff, Wales - July
- X Insomnia International Open-Air Animation Film Festival - International Competition - Moscow, Russia - July
- International Animation Festival Chilemonos - International Short Film Competition - Santiago, Chile - July
- Imaginaria Animation Festival - Official Selection - Conversano, Italy - August 
- Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival - Animated Short Competition - Providence, RI - August
- Animation Block Party - Official Selection - Brooklyn, NYC - August 
- Salute Your Shorts - Official Selection - Los Angeles, CA - August
- Festival of Animation Berlin - international Competition - Berlin, Germany - September
- Pictoplasma - Official Selection - Berlin, Germany - September
- Reykjavik International Film Festival - Youth Program - Reykjavik, Iceland - September
- Fantoche International Animation Film Festival - International Competition & Kids Film Competition - Baden, Switzerland - September
- Supernova Digital Animation Festival - Official Competition - Denver, CO - September
- Vermont Animated Film Festival - screening - Newbury, VT- September
- Sedicicorto International Film Festival - ANIMALAB Competition - Forlì, Italy - October
- Anim'est International Animation Festival - International Competition - Bucharest, Romania - October
- TAIS Animation Showcase - Official Competition - Toronto, Canada - October
- Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival - International Program - Baltimore, MD - October
- BitBang Animation Festival - International Competition - Buenos Aires, Argentina - October
- Festival Cinéma Jeune Public - International Short Competition - Lausanne, Switzerland - November
- London International Animation Festival - International Competition - London, England - November
- PÖFF Shorts - Non-Competitive Program - Tallinn, Estonia - November
- Chicago International Children's Film Festival - Official Selection - Chicago, IL - November
- Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival - Official Selection - Calgary, Canada - November
- Tatsuno International Film Festival - Official Selection - Tatsuno, Japan - November
- CutOut Fest - Official Selection - Querétaro, Mexico - December
- San Diego Underground Film Festival - Official Selection - San Diego, CA - December


 
Jack Gray
Philadelphia, PA