One Peg Boss
Directed by Travis Wood • Animation, 15-Feb-2019
As an eight-year-old kid, director Travis Wood had two bikes stolen in the course of a month. In “One Peg Boss,” he narrates the tale over a charmingly simple animation, ruminating on his memories and coming to terms with the incidents. The first bike was stolen immediately after receiving as a birthday gift, never to be seen again, but the second was different. Wood knew who stole it, an infamous local bully, and he set out to take back what was his. We’ve featured Wood previously with “Kayla in 1A,” and “Just getting by is okay,” which employ different formats (puppetry, Super 8mm, respectively) but share a warmth and interest in humanizing odd characters and outsiders. -KA. Directed by Travis Wood. Sound design: Tim Brandl.
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Kayla in 1A
A portrait of a roommate named Kayla, a teacher who watches French movies and drinks three cups of tea at a time. Directed by Travis Wood, “Kayla in 1A” is a film about two strangers living together and establishing no connection. “We’ve lived together for six months. I don’t know anything about ...
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A silent experimental film about a space man’s first day in Brooklyn. Directed by Travis Wood and shot on Super 8mm black and white film, “Just getting by is okay” communicates with a gentle playfulness and warmth. The ‘space man’ hits the streets to get acquainted with his new environment, attra...