Late Night Work Club, the ‘rotating collective’ originally set up by Pittsburgh-based animator/illustrator Scott Benson in 2012, has this morning launched their second anthology film Strangers, following on from 2013’s Ghost Stories. The films can be watched in their entirety below:
As with the previous collection, a number of independent and professional visual artists have come together to direct a short film each, with a shared theme to be interpreted however they see fit. The first anthology Ghost Stories featured short film contributions from ten independent directors including Sean Buckelew (The American Dream), Alex Grigg (Phantom Limb) and Caleb Wood (Rat Trap) who have all returned for this second anthology.
Sean Buckelew, Lovestreams
Alex Grigg, Born in a Void
Caleb Wood, Anonmation
As well as boasting tremendous interstitials and opening/closing titles by Charles Huettner (who previously contributed The Jump to Ghost Stories), Strangers also features new work from the following:
Kirsten Lepore, Hi Stranger
Jeanette Bonds, Departures
Loup Blaster, Freedom
Nicolas Ménard, Wednesday With Goddard
While the online release of the collected films will be eschewing the traditional festival route, several public screenings will be taking place around the world in the coming weeks:
- Sydney, November 29, The Red Rattler Theater
- London, December 1, Netil360 (featuring directors Nicolas Ménard, Loup Blaster and composer/sound designers Skillbard)
- Los Angeles, December 9, Downtown Independent (featuring directors Jeanette Bonds, Kirsten Lepore & Sean Buckelew).
In the meantime the first anthology feature can be watched online in full:
Keep your eyes on Skwigly for more from the team behind Strangers. In the meantime you can visit the Late Night Work Club at latenightworkclub.com