Jung & Restless

2021, 06'06", 2D computer animation, DCP, HD digital file, 16:9, Dolby Digital.  https://jungrestless114171207.wordpress.com/

Jung and Restless explores the mythopoetic realm through lush

mandalas and dream images that hint at hidden trauma. “Life is a short pause between two mysteries.” -C.G. Jung


Credits: Directed, produced and animated by Joanna Priestley. Music composed and produced by Seth Norman. Sound design and sound effects by Chris Barber. Compositing and effects by Brian Kinkley. Thanks: Martha Blake and Paul Harrod. Supported by the Playa Foundation, Ford Family Foundation and Clatter and Din.


Short of the Year Finalist, Click for Festivals (Madrid, Spain)

USA Film Festival: Finalist (Dallas, TX, USA)


Stuttgart International Animation Festival (Germany)

Insomnia International Animation Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)

BARCIFF Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival (Spain)

Tibilsi International Animation Festival (Tibilsi, Georgia) 

North of Blue

“Inspired by the chilling and mysterious winter landscapes

of the Yukon, North of Blue is a mesmerizing non-narrative

exploration giving form to the formless and offering shifting

focal points and patterns that explore tensions between the

recognizable and the strange. Bursting with lively colours

and dynamic shapes, North of Blue is abstract art come to

life. Conventional silhouettes are deconstructed, stripping

away meanings and associations to free the mind for a wildly

subjective visit to the north. A dreamlike façade, North of

Blue is a stunning symphony which speaks to the explorer in

us all.” -Chris Robinson, Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival 


"North of Blue" is pure creativity. It shows that the ingenuity of the imagination has no limits.” -Rodolfo Montserrat, Xcèntric Barcelona. 


“An utterly absorbing abstract feature inspired by the mysterious far north Canadian winter landscapes." -Malcolm Turner, Melbourne International Animation Festival

Credits: Directed, produced, animated and designed by Joanna Priestley. Sound designed and music composed by Jamie Haggerty. Compositing and paint effects by Brian Kinkley. Additional sound effects by Chris Barber. Edited by Greg Snider and Joanna Priestley. Assistant Animators: Neisje Morrell and Don Flores. Animation Assistants: Rachel Bradley, Jesse Bray, Gabe Mangold and Dui Oray. Supported by the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture, Caldera Foundation and Willapa Bay A.I.R. Special thanks to Paul Harrod.


Indie Film Awards: Best Experimental Film (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 3-1-20

Los Angeles Animation Festival: Best Feature Film (CA, USA) 12-1-1

Yosemite International Film Festival: Best Animated Film (CA, USA) 11-2-18
Local Sightings Film Festival: Best Sound Design Award and Best Feature Original Score Award, NW Film Forum (Seattle, WA, USA) 9-23-18

European International Film Festival: Finalist (Saint Petersburg, Russia) 5-15-19
Los Angeles CineFest: Semi-finalist (CA, USA) 1-19


Annecy International Animation Festival (World Premiere, France) 6-11+12 +14-18
Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia) 6-17-18
International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR (Poznan, Poland) 7-6 to 20-18 
Palm Springs International Animation Festival (CA, USA) 8-25-18
Insomnia Animation Festival (Russia) 7-19-8
Australian International Animation Festival (Brisbane, Australia) 8-4-18
Pixelatl Festival (Cuernavaca, Mexico) 9-4 to 9-18
Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) 9-27+29-18
Anim’Est International Animation Festival (Bucharest, Romania) 9-28 to 10-7-18 
Australian International Animation Festival (Cairns, Queensland) 8-16-18
AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora (Athens, Greece) 9-28-18
ANIMAGE International Animation Festival (Pernambuco, Brasil) 10-12 to 21-18
SPARK Animation 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) 10-18-18

ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival (Yerevan, Armenia) 10-31-18

Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (Portland, OR, USA) 11-4-1

Online Monthly, Semi-Finalist (USA) 11-18

Animae Caribe (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) 11-23-18

Moscow Animation Marathon Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow, Russia) 11-1 to 5-18

Mostra Internacional Films des Donas de Barcelona (Spain) 12-10-18

VOID International Animation Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark) 1-30-19

Xcèntric Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain) 4-4-19

Athens International Film and Video Festival (OH, USA) 4-3-19
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Argentina) 4-3 to 14-19

Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival (Sweden) 4-29-19

Square One Conference, Universidad Iberoamericana (Puebla, Mexico) 4-11-19

Chilemonos International Animation Festival (Santiago, Chile) 5-10-19

FILMNORTH Northern BC Film Festival (Houston, BC, Canada) 7-27-19

We Like 'Em Short Film Festival (Baker City, OR, USA) 8-18-19

Fantoche International Animation Festival (Baden, Switzerland) 9-19-19

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival (Baltimore, MD) 10-4-19

IndieCork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland) 10-13-19

Taichung International Animation Festival (Taichung City, Taiwan) 10-15-19

Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival (Spain) 12-13-19

Santa Cruz International Film Festival (Argentina) 4-18-20
Jaipur Film World (India) 4-25-20

ART Animated, Berkshire Intl. Film Festival + Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival (drive-in screenings, Lenox, MA, USA) 8-20

Stuttgart International Animation Festival (work-in-progress, Germany) 5-3-17
Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR, USA) 9-21-17
Frame by Frame Conference, DePaul University (Chicago, IL, USA) 5-25-18
Cinémathèque québécoise (Montréal, Canada) 10-2-18

Cineteca nacional (Mexico City, Mexico) 4-16-19

Universidad Santo Tomás (Santiago, Chile) 5-9-19

Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD, USA) 10-3-19

2018, 60:07, 2D computer animation, DCP, digital file, 16:9, Dolby Digital  https://northofblueblog.wordpress.com/

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