Kirsten Lepore

| August 22, 2016


KLepore_Dirphoto2016 300x300Kirsten Lepore is a director and animator based in LA, with an MFA from CalArts. Her 2010 stop-motion short, Bottle, received the first ever Student Annie Award, as well as taking top prizes at Slamdance, the BAFTA LA Student Film Awards, the Vimeo Awards, and several others. Her 2008 animated film Sweet Dreams won the Special Jury Award at SXSW in 2009 and LACMA’s Young Director award in 2010. She was also featured as a rising talent in Shots Magazine, Animation Magazine, Focus Features, and named one of the 50 most creative people of 2011 by Creativity Magazine.

With a client list including MTV, Yo Gabba Gabba, Newsweek, Whole Foods, Toyota, Facebook, Nickelodeon, Nestle, and Glamour Magazine, Kirsten’s work has been featured on TV, the web, and at various international film festivals. She also directed the first stop-motion episode of the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time.

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This stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle. A short film by Kirsten Lepore.

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Lisa Landi

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Julia Shackelford

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Original Music
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