Image: A scene from "Consuming Spirits," directed by Chris Sullivan
Chicago based Chris Sullivan is a writer, director, actor and animator that has been creating experimental film and theater for 30 years.
"Consuming Spirits" is a feature length animated psychological drama, intended for adult audiences. The film has three very distinct looks, tracing paper drawings for the memories of the characters, cut out multiplane puppets for the present tense scenes, and scale models for the landscape that the film inhabits. This film chronicles the lives of three characters that live in a Rust Belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper The Daily Suggester.
Sullivan is currently a professor at the The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
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