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Eric Leiser (Curriculum Vitae) is an award-winning filmmaker, animator, puppeteer, writer, holographer and multi-media artist working in the New York area born in California. A graduate from CalArt's Experimental Animation program [2005], he creates animated and live action feature films and shorts as well as works integrating animation, puppetry, holography, live performance and installation. Leiser is interested in how animation transforms perception when it is combined with live action space, creating a fantastical, spiritual, or surrealistic quality. His animated and live action films have been shown internationally in museums, film festivals worldwide, galleries, and through special installations across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

 

 

 

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In total, Eric has directed and produced over 45 films. His shorts films are available on Kinoscope's Experimental Films of Eric Leiser: Volumes 1, 2, and 3, and the collector's dvd-release Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser by Vanguard Cinema. He has directed four feature films: Faustbook, Imagination, Glitch in the Grid, and Apocalypsis, which was released theatrically by Indican Pictures and on streaming by Lionsgate. Eric is also the founding member of Albino Fawn Productions, along with his brother Jeffrey Leiser. Selected press: Animation Magazine, Twitch, Zippy Frames, Beyond the Cartoons, and KPBS.

 

 

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Eric's holographic work has exhibited in museums and galleries across the world. Recent shows at Filmhuis Cavia (Amsterdam), Galerie du Haut Pave (Paris), Sound of MU Gallery (Oslo), and MaRS Gallery (Los Angeles). His exhibition Holonomic at the Flux Factory in NYC was part of the UN's Year of Light worldwide exhibition. The ruby pulse holograms were created out of a Holocenter residency program at the Pulse Laser Studio within the department of Physics at Ohio State University and Island Holographics, NY and was funded by the Queens Art Fund Grant. See his CV for detailed exhibition information. 

 

 

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Another event of note was the Kinoscope retrospective of Eric's experimental short films, sponsored by the School of Media Studies at the New School in New York City. The event received press from major outlets, such as ARTNews, Fandor, and AWN. Eric is currently in production on his first all-animated feature-film, Twilight Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeffrey Leiser (Curriculum Vitae) is an American director/producer, composer, and writer/editor. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 with a selection from Freydís and Gudrid. He was a 2018 Composer-in-Residence at the Guild Hall of East Hampton and is a three-time Cultural Fellow (American Scandinavian Society/Foundation/Association). His music was featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Dreamlands’ exhibition. He won a gold medal, best score, at the Park City Film Music Festival. He has released 12 albums of original music/scores. His symphony The Summit was broadcast by ClassicFM and Radio Nacional de España and received positive reviews from Gramophone Magazine and I Care If You Listen. Jeffrey is the founder of Set Theory Productions LLC, an affiliate of Albino Fawn Productions. 

 

 

Professional Awards/Grants/Fellowships/Commissions include: 2018 Composer-in-Residence, Guild Hall of East Hampton (Opera) 2018 Cultural Fellow, American Scandinavian Association (Opera) 2017 Cultural Fellow, American Scandinavian Society (Opera) 2016 Featured Artist, Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Dreamlands' 2016 Commission: Featured/Visiting Artist, Wexner Center for the Arts 2016 Cultural Fellow, American Scandinavian Foundation (Opera) 2013 Commission: SALT Gallery 2011 Commission: Spark + Echo Arts 2011 Gold Medal - Best Score, Park City Film Music Festival 2013 Grand Jury Award, Audience Award, Catskill Film & Video Festival 2013 Opening Night Award, San Francisco International Animation Festival 2011 UK Film Music Awards, Nomination - Best Score, 'Faustbook'.

 

 

Discography includes: Apocalypsis - Official Soundtrack, 2018, Indican Pictures, Macbeth - Official Soundtrack, 2018, No Name Collective, The Summit Symphony, 2015, Discovery Music + Vision, Time Squares, 2014, CFAN, Hologalactic, 2012, AFP, Niðarós EP, 2011, AFP Glitch in the Grid - Official Soundtrack, 2011, Vanguard, Passages, Volumes 1 + 2, 2010, AFP, Live: Volumes 1 + 2, 2010, AFP, Foretaste, 2010, AFP, Expressive Compulsive, Volumes 1 + 2, 2010, AFP, Imagination - Official Soundtrack, 2009, Vanguard.

 

 

Concerts include: Freydís and Gudrid (formerly "Far Travelers") at the Guild Hall of East Hampton, FTO Orchestra (2018),  The Summit Symphony, T.S.S. Orchestra, Avatar Studios (2015), Selected Piano Works II, Antique Garage (2014), Time Squares: Immersive live concert, CFAN New York (2013) Select Piano Works I, Greenwich Village Bistro, 2010-2012. Music Installations include: Tower Room Overture, Estate of Karl Pettijohn, 2018 Heartcore, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, 2013 Pilgrimsferd til Niðarós, Live With Animals Gallery, Brooklyn, 2011 North Wind, Scandinavian East Coast Museum, Brooklyn, 2011 Rosemåling, IAM Gallery, NYC, 2011 Hologalactic, All Things Project Gallery, NYC, 2011 Festivals 2012 Make Music New York - Featured Performer.