2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Joel Compass - "Back to Me"


Employing an experimental technique using “cinemagraphs”, Ian & Cooper tell a haunting story of a boy trying to bring his father back to life in Joel Compass’s "Back to Me". Akin to an “animated GIF”, the actors were filmed frozen in live action, rotoscoped out, and overlaid with a still image resulting in a subtly animated and eerily beautiful moving image

Director: Ian and Cooper

Executive Producer: Candice Ouaknine

Producer: Nathan Scherrer,

Cinematographer: Patrick Scola

Editor: Cooper Roberts

Production Designer: Ali Rubinfeld

Additional Credits: VFX: Ian & Cooper, Colorist: Pat McElroy @ Glowgun, Commissioner: Dilly Gent

Principal Cast: Nicholas Neve, Jim Tavare, Veronica Bloom, Gene Alexander


Ian and Cooper are cousins who teamed up getting bowl haircuts at age 10. Since, they took their own paths in film. Ian was a staff writer at PRETTYBIRD, while Cooper made docs about rock climbing. They knew a future collaboration would fare better than the haircuts, so when the opportunity to direct together arose, they took it.

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