DataMine (2016)

DataMine: a stop motion indictment of surveillance society. Laboriously animated by hand with light painting, to create surreal imagery without the use of computer generated images.

Society embraces an ever-increasing connection to technology, creating digital communities that distract us from our real world existence. As our lives exist more and more in the digital realm, they are catalogued and stored for future mining by corporations and governments. This activity of data mining raises many questions regarding the future of activism and creativity – that which makes us human.

 “I grew up with the understanding that the world I lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other in privacy, without it being monitored, without it being measured or analyzed or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems, any time they mention anything that travels across public lines.”
                                                                                   – Edward Snowden

DataMine Crew List

Director+Animator+Editor+Builder+Producer || Tim Tracey
Art Director+Builder || Jason Johnson
Director Of Photography+Gaffer+DMT || Keith Mitchell
Original Score || Joshua Van Tassel
Sound Design || Daniel O’Neill
Builder || Jason Goodyear
Production Assistant || Josh Owen


Kreb (2013)

A faceless factory worker fuses nature and technology until he discovers a dark truth: the factory is powered by the life force of infants. He must face the great and gruesome machine regardless of personal sacrifice.

Produced with the support of a 2011 Helen Hill Animated Joy Award, and a production grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage in 2012, Kreb premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival in September 2013, where it was the winner of a Special Recognition for Animation award.

Kreb went on to play a variety of festivals, including Outlier Film Festival, GIRAF, First Glance Film Festival LA, Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, and Houston World-fest, where it won the Platimum Remi Award for Best Animated Short.

Kreb also received the 2015 Screen Nova Scotia Award for Best Short Film.


Kreb Crew List

Writer+Director+Producer+Core Animator+Camera and Lighting+Building || Tim Tracey

Director of Photography || Martin Hellmich

Core Animator+Armature Creation+Concept Art || Ruth Marsh

Original Score || Joshua Van Tassel

Sound Design || Shawn Bisson

Armature Design and Fabrication+Set Construction || Jason Johnson

Key Builder+Set Construction || Chris McNutt

Camera and Lighting || Martin Noel

Producer+DMT || Bretten Hannam

Pixel Removal || Dawn George

Set Construction || Nick Baxter

Choreography || Joseph MacDougall

Set Dec Daily || Vanessa Waller

Concept Art || Susan Tooke

Mentor || Ed Beals