Kurtis Hough has been described as a one-man-idea-machine. With a background in computer animation, short film direction, game and shareware design, photography, and painting, we can understand the moniker. We stumbled upon his short films on Vimeo, and were struck by his references to nature, even when using animation. Enjoy his award winning piece A Silver Mt. Zion – stumble then rise on some awkward morning, an organic dreamlike journey spiraling from life to death.
Hough’s piece Bed of Moss is particularly beautiful and simple.
Craven Leaves is a tribute to his cinematic hero Krzysztof Kieslowski, in one wet and soggy day.
If you enjoy Hough’s work, perhaps you might enjoy a 2007 interview with him discussing his piece A Silver Mt. Zion – stumble then rise on some awkward morning on Director’s Notes.