Arts previews: “Consuming Spirits” utilizes techniques far from ever-present in animation

  • Photo courtesy of Chris Sullivan
By Matthew Lovett
From the October 24, 2013 edition

As part of the Wex's “Visiting Filmmakers” series, Chris Sullivan will be showing his film “Consuming Spirits.”

This piece took more than 15 years to make, utilizing techniques that are far from ever-present for animated films; Sullivan didn’t use any digital devices in his creation, doing nearly everything by hand.

In “Consuming Spirits,” Sullivan tells the story of three characters and how their lives humorously interweave.