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Directed by Natalie Scott

Portland 2017 30 secs.

A magical pen gives birth to a surprise character.

From filmmaker Natalie Scott: This is the first time I animated so I wanted to show the creative process via the pen, (a magical tool to create art, a magical thing.) I wanted to create a eye candy experience rather than a defined plot, something for us to enjoy looking at.

This project was produced at Northwest Film Center’s 2017 Film Camp.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.