FATHOMS by Joe Russ

Inspired by the loss of my father to cancer.
Fathoms is an animated film about hope and despair.
Follow Sam, Evan, and Hippo the cat as they struggle to survive and find meaning in a world haunted by remnants of the past.


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PRESS
"A heartbreaking story set in post-apocalyptic, underwater Brooklyn" -io9
Kickstarter Article -io9

"Haunting Animated Short About Two People and a Cat Stranded in Post-Apocalyptic Brooklyn" -Laughing Squid

"A touching, relatable and beautifully melancholic short film...you're going to have to set some time aside to watch this one, but believe me - it's worth it." -Neatorama

"A stunning animated short film that tells the heartbreaking story of two people and a cat" -GeekTyrant

"It always staggers me when an individual comes up with something like Fathoms, especially given the millions often invested in animated movies by large corporations." -Kuriositas

"Can You Fathom Video Games and Movies Living in Harmony?" -Kotaku

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JOE RUSS

Before moving to Sarasota, Joe lived and worked in New York City for nearly ten years as a motion designer, creative director, and developer.

Joe has created experiential and on-air content for clients big and small. He works with top design studios and agencies and has worked on national network launches and international rebrands. He has received numerous awards from The Art Directors Club, ProMax/BDA, and The American Advertising Federation.

Joe has also worked as a Professor at Ringling College of Art & Design where he developed and taught curriculum for the burgeoning Motion Design program. He also created a summer internship program, with his company, for motion design students to gain hands-on experience with both internal and client-based projects.

Additionally, Joe has self-initiated projects include designing and developing apps for the iPhone and iPad platforms, writing, directing and animating his short film Fathoms; as well as successfully marketing it on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

INSTANT GETIFICATION


SOMETHING FOR LATER






FULL CREDITS



CREATED BY
JOE RUSS



STARRING

SAM
REBECCA SHORROCKS

EVAN
BEN TILLETT



MUSIC
BEN TILLETT
JOE RUSS


MECHANICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
MIKE DOSCHER

ARKEN MODELING
DAN FINE

ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATION
JOSHUA GOODRICH



Made possible by the following Kickstarter contributors



EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

PETER C BROOKS
STEPHEN CORDOVA
MIKE DEMILLE
MATT TRAGESSER




CAMEO
PETER MCQUILLAN



PRODUCERS

WYATT CAMP
LACHLAN CHURCH
JAMES JACKSON LEACH
SCOTT MATZ
PETER MCQUILLAN
JUSTIN MEREDITH
HUGO ST-ONGE
ZODIAC




ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

NORBERT BARRION
JOSHUA BEALE
JULES BEULEN
RANDY DUAX
TIM DUONG
SCOTT EARLY
LES FINLEY
MIKE FRYSINGER
ROBERT GARMHAUSEN
JOCELYN PAIGE KELLY
SCOTT MEEK
TIMOTHY NAKAYAMA
AJ RAHIM
HENRY RUSS
MICHAEL SCHULTZ
DANIEL SIGMON




SPECIAL THANKS

MICHAEL ADAMS & CARL BURTON
ROBERT EDWARD ALEXANDER
BENEDIKT BETZ
ANDREA BLYTHE
LIAM BROWN
CHRISTOPHER A BUTLER
JOSH COHEN
BRAD DENBY
HERBERT EDER
DAVID ELLIS
JOSHUA GOODRICH
NEIL GRAHAM
JOHN PATRICK GREEN
PETER HOLTHAUS
CHRIS "GREENMONKIE" JELLE
"COOL" KEITH
MARK STREETON (MADMAX)
MARGARET
NOTMYREALNAME
AJ O'SHEA
SULEIKA OLIVO
BORJA PENA
JEFFREY PRAWDIUK-SPURR
BILL RENNER
JAMES RUSS
RUDY SHADIX
DAN STEIN
TIFFORD LAM TRAN
MICHAEL TSENG
DANTE TUMMINELLO
VIGIEM
SIMON WANNAZ
JIM ZAWIERUCHA




ADDITIONAL THANKS

FAHAD ALRUSAYS
EMILIE BANDY
CHRIS BARMONDE
ANDRE BEHRENS
NEAL BHATNAGAR
BORGEL
MARIE BROADWAY
JUSTIN CALEN CHENN
MICHEL CLAUSSMANN
ANDREW CLEARY
JOHN COLAGIOIA
KENNETH CROSS
DAMACGUY
SIMON & KATHERINE DENT
DAVID DIXON
DIZEZ
LIAM DUNLOP
SCOTT ELKINS
DOMINIQUE ELLIOTT
JENNA ESPOSITO
DAN FRANKOWSKI
JOHN FURLONG
ANNE GAMMAGE
ROBERT GARLINGTON
STEVEN GOLDMAN
ERICA GOROCHOW
SEAN HACKETT
RICH HANN
THOMAS HAUGH
TRAVIS HOYT
H LYNNEA JOHNSON
K
KOLTER KIESS
ANTON KING
LUCAS KLAUSS
GUNTER KLAUSS
KEN KRUEGER
JEREMY LINCOLN
ANDY LUNDELL
JULIE MCCARTNEY
MEGHAN
PANTHERA MORAG
DARREN MORRISSEY
MICHAEL O’DOWD
LISA OWEN
KATHRYN BURKE PETRILLO
PAULINE PIPER
POST-APOCALYPTIC.COM
DAYNA R
NATE THEFIASCO RAMIREZ
RACHEL & NICHOLAS ROSENBAUM
GEORGE SPARK-STAHL
R ALEXANDER SPOERER
YANCEY STRICKLER
ELENI THANOU
ARREN VIDAL
ROBERT WAMBLE
BRIAN WILKINSON
KYLE WINTERS
RAY WONG
ZACHARY




PERSONAL THANKS

MOM & VANCE
JAMES & CAMILLE RUSS
FLORENCE FEARRINGTON
HENRY RUSS

MELISSA FINLEY
CARL BURTON
ANDREW CHESWORTH
BEAU EDMONDSON
LES FINLEY
JOSHUA GOODRICH
DAVID HILL
NICHOLAS JOHNNIDES
BRADLEY MCLAUGHLIN
JUSTIN MEREDITH
KYLE MILLER
BORJA PENA
VLAD STRELTSOV
THORNBERG & FORESTER
MOTION DESIGN DEPT - RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN




FATHOMS INTERNS

AUDREY AQUINO
JACOB BERRIER
ALEXANDRA POPE




FATHOMS PUPPIES
TILLY ZIEGLER RUSS



IN MEMORY OF

HEGE RUSS

AND ALL THOSE SPIRITS LOST AT SEA
mografi

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