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BIG RED

THOUGHTLESS PRODUCTIONS

Animator & Fabrication Artist

 

Set in a fantastical world filled with magic archaeological sites and seafaring adventurers, Big Red’s titular character is a good-natured nomad with a curious eye and a thirst for discovery. Flung to the far corners of the world and with no way to retrace his steps, Big Red longs to return home, and each new adventure takes him one step closer to the quiet life he yearns for.

DIRECTED & ANIMATED by Gabriel Nelson

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GHOST FELLOWS

THOUGHTLESS PRODUCTIONS

Animator & Fabrication Artist

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When a bizarre, physics-altering stone falls to Earth, it brings with it drastic changes to which the human race must scramble to adjust. New crops and strange, mysterious plants appear overnight, and terrifying creatures begin to roam at night. A few brave people lean into the chaos of this new reality, even as the conditions that allowed for civilization begin to crumble around them. As others retreat from the world to fend for themselves, a small group of friends determines to start anew

Ghost Fellows is about making connections with others even when isolation may seem easier. It is about the choice to to grow together in the face of hardship, and how that choice doesn’t come easy but can lead to a more clear purpose in the world.

More a multi-media experiment than a fully-realized production, Ghost Fellows has yet to find its medium! These are a number of tests and scenes using various live action and animation techniques, to demonstrate how the project has slowly worked toward discovering itself over the past several years.

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SKELETON DAD

THOUGHTLESS PRODUCTIONS

Producer, Puppeteer & Fabricator

Skeleton Dad is a live-action dark comedy puppet theater series about navigating family relationships and acknowledging personal differences.

The show follows five brothers learning to live with the loss of their father. Living together in their childhood home, each of them carries a burden they seldom discuss or consider. After a late-night celebration of Dia de los Muertos, a knock on the door announces the arrival of someone who seems to know quite a bit about their lives.

The brothers believe it at first to be a prank, but soon discover the truth: they are being haunted by a long-dead skeleton, come back to life! Now the five brothers must reopen some old wounds, examine issues they thought they had left behind, and learn to accept one another– all over again.

DIRECTED by Brian Cowe

PRODUCED by Gabriel Nelson, Sierra Sanchez, Brian Cowe & Matthew Cowe

FABRICATION by Gabriel Nelson, Sierra Sanchez, Brian Cowe & Matthew Cowe

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GABRIEL NELSON & ANDREAS DUTZ

THE LONELY PLANET

Animator & Fabrication Artist
A stranded astronaut longs for a way home, but finds an unlikely friend instead.
FABRICATION, SET DESIGN, ANIMATION, and DIRECTION by Gabriel Nelson and animator Andreas Dutz