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AWN Interview and Film Review

Posted on June 29, 2018

This last month I’ve had a fun animator-interview and an essay reflection on an old film of mine (Grace) from animation writing and curating wizard, Chris Robinson. Animation World Network is a top-notch website covering international animation in all kinds of ways, primarily focused on the industry but also celebrating the independent. Chris Robinson offered […]

Rolling Stone article, “Happy & Gay”

Posted on October 3, 2017

Rolling Stone magazine has an article about the contemporary fascination with vintage 1930s cartoon animation. The article is focused on the wild and creative era of animation, and my short “Happy & Gay” is brought in as contextualization, with animation artist and scholar Lynn Tomlinson bringing up and speaking to my film’s contemporary goals. (Check out Lynn’s […]

Grazie mille, Sardegna!

Posted on November 29, 2015

Hey, it was really wonderful to have my film “Happy & Gay” receive the Sardinia Queer Audience Award at the 2015 Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival! This was the first time I ever had to do a pre-recorded “thank you,” and it was a little odd to do it, as I imagined it was a […]

Creative Capital 2015 Presentation

Posted on October 26, 2015

This is the Creative Capital 2015 Artist Retreat presentation I gave on my project “Docile Bodies,” currently in development. It was a privilege to be amongst the astounding and passionate artists with such amazing projects also in the 2015 group.

Latest Film, Awards and Screenings

Posted on July 13, 2015

New in my email inbox reminded me that there’s so much going on that I sometimes forget to share the good news. My latest animation short, “Happy & Gay”, is a 1930s queer revisionist history cartoon musical. Its first festival screening was Sept 2014. Since then, it’s played internationally and scooped up some nice awards along […]

Docile Bodies, transformations

Posted on July 1, 2015

My newest project work has transformed and evolved well during the research and development phase. The title has changed accordingly. “Vigil” has become “Docile Bodies,” as the tenor of the subject has become even more focused on an aspect of “being responsible for another’s well being.”  I’ve had good progress in grounding it within solid […]

Creative Capital 2015 Awardee

Posted on January 8, 2015

Great news! I’ve been selected as a 2015 Creative Capital awardee in the Moving Image and Visual Arts cycle. I’m so very honored and excited to be receiving the support and network that comes with this foundation. This is associated with a project proposal that I made, an interactive installation titled “Vigil.” From the Creative […]

Image+Nation, Jury Award

Posted on December 2, 2014

“Happy & Gay” just won a Jury Award at the Image+Nation Film Festival in Montreal. Nice surprise! PRIX DU JURY_I+N27 / COURT MÉTRAGE_SHORT, Happy and Gay | Lorelei Pepi | États-Unis | 2014

“Happy & Gay” Wins Jury and Audience Awards

Posted on October 31, 2014

  “Happy & Gay” has won two awards at the 2014 Atlanta Out On Film Festival! It received both the Jury Award and Audience Award for the Animation category. These are the two awards available at the festival. Thanks, Atlanta!   

“Happy & Gay” at ReAnimania ’14

Posted on October 8, 2014

Happy and Gay,  the queer cartoon musical, will be in the 6th ReAnimania Film Fest in Armenia in October. (some of these festivals are cutting this verrrrry close indeed.