This visually captivating animated short film by Chris Sullivan, ‘Master of Ceremonies’ was hand draw on black paper with silver pencil. The beauty of this along with spot on sound effects, entice you into a story of the reluctance of humans to allow their transformation into the spirit world.
The scene in which the skeleton is doing his theater act is mesmerizing, especially if you appreciate illustrations and drawing. Fans of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ will appreciate the renderings and visual morphing of the characters that occurs in the film.
‘Master of Ceremonies’ was included in the traveling Black Maria Film Festival, which was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in November 2006.