©Dustin Grella

15th Animation Division Jury Selections

Animation Hotline

Animated short film



This animation series, updated daily on the web, incorporates voice mail messages that have been left for the artist. In the beginning, he gave his phone number only to close friends and expected the messages they left would generate stories taking place in New York. Over time, however, he has also been successful in using both an internationally accessible Skype number and a message hotline at his gallery. Currently he posts the numbers on his blog so that anyone can easily leave a message from anywhere in the world.