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ANIMATOR PAT SMITH’S DELIVERS EMOTIONAL WALLOP WITH ANIMATED SHORT, ‘DELIVERY’
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OCTOBER 27, 2003 - NEW YORK, NY— Animator Patrick Smith proudly announces the release of his latest animated short film "DELIVERY,” a gritty, realistic creation that goes far beyond the traditional animation format and deals with such subjects as abuse, rage, envy and regret.

"What would happen if cartoon characters had to deal with the consequences of their actions?" asks Smith, "What if Wile E. Coyote really died?"

With “DELIVERY,” Smith has created a tragedy rarely seen within the animation genre. The film goes to an uneasy place where characters make decisions that result in realistic, serious consequences. “DELIVERY,” which has already been screened at more than 20 festivals worldwide, conjures subtle emotions to drive the simple but tragic story.

To bring his artistic vision to life onscreen, Smith employed his unique hand drawn animation style that is rarely seen at today’s film festivals. “I like to draw every frame,” Smith says. “The computer was only used in colorizing each drawing. I don’t want anyone to forget they are watching pencil sketches.”

Smith is no stranger to bold animation and experimental content. The 31-year old self-taught animation veteran has directed, designed and animated for studios such as Disney, Olive Jar, and MTV and contributed numerous characters to the TV series "Doug," "The Incredible Hulk," and "Beavis and Butthead." In 1998, Smith made his directorial debut in MTV's Emmy-winning animated series, "Down-town", and went on to direct five seasons of the popular MTV series, "Daria". Smith has garnered additional success over the past five years animating television commercials for corporate giants such as Zoloft®, Southwest Airlines, Nickelodeon, ESPN, and MTV.

In 2000, the New York-based Smith made his filmmaking debut with the animated short, “DRINK,” which drew worldwide acclaim and was subsequently featured in more than 70 international film festivals. "DRINK," which tells a story of a boy who turns, literally, inside out, allowing him to explore a universe of multiple personas, was hailed by the New York Times as a "beautifully hand-drawn, frighteningly physical process of transformation.” Animation World Magazine called “DRINK” “unique, original and well-designed,” and the Boston Phoenix raved, “Smith has created a monster! Brilliant, stylized animation.”

In addition to his work as an animator, Smith is an active installation artist and illustrator, with frequent exhibits in New York and Los Angeles. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out NY, Animation World Magazine, and Film Threat to name a few. His most recent public installation, "COLUMNS," is currently on display throughout downtown New York.


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For more info or to obtain screening copies and a press kit, contact Pat Smith at Email address: pat@patsmith.com or web site: www.patsmith.com