Videos by Shelley Jordon

Artist/filmmaker Shelley Jordon and I have collaborated on two short animated films. Here are links and descriptions to the works:

Terremoto is an animated film by Shelley Jordon, with music by Kurt Rohde. This hand-painted animation intertwines dreams and memories with images culled from Roman history and mythology to examine how easily shattered the illusion of safety can be.Terremoto (earthquake in Italian) was created in response to the April 6, 2009, earthquake that struck the Abbruzzo region of Italy while Ms. Jordon was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. The full animation is eight minutes long.

Anita’s Journey is an animated film by Shelley Jordon, with music by Kurt Rohde. A hand-painted animation about Ms. Jordon’s mother-in-law, Anita Greenstein’s experience hiding in Nazi, Germany. Against all odds, three generations of the family survived underground in and around Berlin, eventually settling in Portland, Oregon. The animation is from Anita’s point of view as a six-year-old child, and is based on a memoir by Anita’s father, Robert Graetz. The full animation is eight minutes long.