A timid character with a wine glass for a head grows larger than his numbered peers while participating in a prosaic cycle of pouring. Pour 585 is a hand drawn animated film that visually interprets the individuals role in hierarchy. The conflict occurs when a cycle is interrupted and a new order is established, possibly even more tyrannical than the first.
BIO: Patrick Smith is known for his metaphorical, hand-drawn animated short films. His formative years were spent as a storyboard artist for Walt Disney, and animation director for MTV's Daria and the Emmy-nominated Downtown. In the last decade, Smith has produced and directed over 10 independent award winning short films, screening at Tribeca Film Festival, Slamdance, SXSW, and Annecy. Smith is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the New York Foundation of the Arts. His PBS web-series Blank on Blank is the longest running and most viewed animated biographical series of all time, featured in Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Juxtopoz Magazine. His latest award winning animated short film Pour 585 recently qualified for entry into the 2019 Oscars. Patrick lives and works in Montauk, New York, with his wife Kaori Ishida and their daughter.
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