2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd

Investing a wreckage out in the Florida Everglades, an old crop-duster named Bill discovers a crate filled with unearthly beetles.

Wanting to piece together their mysterious appearance, Bill takes the crate on to his airboat. But he learns the hard way that the beetles have their own agenda.

Section: Animated Shorts Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 7min

Director: Ryan Gillis

Sound Designer: Owen Granich-Young

Music: Waylon Thornton

Additional Credits: Animation Cel Colorists: Jesse James Dean, Mara Guevarra, Jabril Mack

Principal Cast: Greg Tonner


Ryan Gillis is an animator and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Born in Florida to a Cuban mother and an American father, his work is a reflection of the unique mix of cultures and ecosystems that exist in that region.

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