Wednesday, June 22, 2022

2022 Films: She Was Crying Sugar

She Was Crying Sugar by Tommy Simms
Milwaukee, WI 
Running Time: 4 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Sept 10 at 6:30PM
Animation/ Music Video

A candied couple gets into sticky situations as they embark on an adventure through a sugar-coated wonderland.


Director Bio:

Tommy Simms is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker who specializes in stop-motion animation. Earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his senior animation went on to be showcased at the Festival de Cannes. For years, he taught at art camps across the United States, inspiring younger generations with puppetry and stop-motion. Those classes continued online via Out of Toon Studios - an animation studio dedicated to teaching while creating original content. Tommy's had films featured on PBS, in theatre productions, and at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. His animated adventures continue through the production of independent films and music videos.

Director Statement

Is everything really fine and dandy in the land of candy? Sweetie and Sugar Daddy discover how sour things can get as they set out to rescue their kidnapped pet gummy worm. Inspired by the slapstick humor of the 1930s Fleischer Studios films, SUGAR applies that classic rubberhose cartoon style to stop-motion animation, bringing candy characters to life in a sugar-coated wonderland. Breaking the fourth wall, the Fuzzysurf band members narrate the story as a candyman quartet. Directed & Animated by Tommy Simms, with Live Action Cinematography & Compositing by Joe Ludwig, and Sets by Ann Vollrath, SIMWIG Productions delivers a sugar rush that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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