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Animated Feature Films

I am Nightmare (2014)

Heart String Marionette (2012)

We Are The Strange (2007)

Video Games

The bad platform (2014)

Smashy Town (2015)

Hac-Man (2014)

Powerless (2015)

Magnetdroid (2014)

Videos and Animation

Selected works from 2001 – 2015

Mysterious Doll Studios 2014 Reel

2014 reel for my independent studio.

FACE

Experimental short film made in 2008

BADASSERY: DYNAMITE RAINBOWS

Episode 8 of my animated comedy series Badassery

Genesis

Animated music video for the band The Left Rights

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Animated short from 2005 that I did with Sean Boyles

BREAK SHINS TO THIS

Music video I did for the band Rabbit Junk

Rabbit Junk music video

Animated music video made in 2012 for the band Rabbit Junk

Mindless Self Indulgence: ANIMAL

Animated music video for the band Mindless Self Indulgence

B movie Remix

Some weird thing I did with VLC and Ableton Live

PNOK music video

A short music vid I made for chiptune artist PNOK

Where there isn't any light

Some spooky little thing I made in 2007

DARKSIDED: SexBox

Episode 2 of my dark animation series DARKSIDED

I_M_IN_HELL

Experimental short film made in 2009

Mail order box bride

Experimental short made in 2009

Penis Pump for the Soul

A fake motivational speaker series by Vladko Persimmon who is also me

The Potato Phone Project

A video art project that I did in 2003

BronsonXJesus

Do you believe in Jesus?

BADASSERY: MANO E MANO

Latest episode of my comedy series BADASSERY

Keep it real dog

Animated short I made in 2005 with Sean Boyles

Pomp-Ass Pampered Poser

Strange live action short from 2002

Toliet Duck 2012

I was walking on a street in Prague with my wife when I got the idea for this

Some Kid

Just some kid from the future

Preventing Forest Fires

This is my friend Jimmy ScreamerClauz’s favorite video of mine-enjoy

Music

Selected works 2002 – present

 
About M dot Strange

About M dot Strange

Filmmaker, animator, game developer, musician, author, trainer, consultant, professional weirdo

Please feel free to contact M dot Strange at mdotstrange (at) gmail.com

Awards and Accolades

Official Selection, 2007 Sundance Film Festival

Animated feature film “We are the Strange”  made its world premiere at the festival.

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Golden Prize, Most Groundbreaking film, 2007 Fantasia Film festival, Montreal

Silver Prize, Best Animated film, 2007 Fantasia Film festival, Montreal

Animated feature film “We are the Strange” beats out studio films from Japan and Korea to win these prizes. (link)

25 New Faces of Independent Film, Filmmaker Magazine 2007

Chosen in the class of 2007. (link)

Best Director, Best Feature Film, HDFEST, 2007

Press Highlights

New York Times, M dot Strange Finds a Way at Sundance , 1-27-07

EXCERPT- Wearing a black stocking cap and sporting a wisp of hair under his lip, M dot Strange, whose actual name is Michael Belmont, looks more like a snowboarder who wandered over from the nearby chairlift than a big deal filmmaker, but he represents a new paradigm of filmmaking that could have a profound effect on the traditional models of film production, distribution and animation. The money is not there yet — M dot Strange is doing a brisk business in T-shirts associated with the film — but the Web has proved that if you produce something the consumer wants, a business model might follow. (link)

Wired Magazine, Strange + 8-Bit + Anime = Str8nime. Learn DIY Filmmaking from M dot Strange, September 2007 issue

EXCERPT- It’s anime on amphetamines — with a throbbing techno beat and a dash of Kabuki. Most of all, M dot Strange’s berserk and beautiful We Are the Strange is a triptastic triumph of DIY filmmaking. Strange (former Web designer Michael Belmont) spent three years and roughly $20,000 crafting his feature-length debut — learning animation, creating virtual landscapes, and scouring gutters for props.

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New York Times “Carpetbagger” interview, Youtube’s growing influence , January 2007

M dot Strange’s first feature, “We Are The Strange,” came to Sundance with a huge YouTube audience. The Carpetbagger sits down with him.  (link)

Liberacion , Mon film est un message encodé pour les humains des années 3010 , March 2007

EXCERPT-Etrange film, étrale d’histoire que celle de We are the Strange, long métrage d’animation 100% fait maison par l’énigmatique geekM Dot Strange, alias Mike Belmont. Pendant trois ans, le jeune homme de 27 ans, basé à San José en Californie, s’est enfermé avec sa Gameboy dans sa chambre bourrée d’ordinateurs, travaillant comme un forçat à la réalisation de cet ovni hypnotique. (link)

Triple-J- National Australian youth radio, Str8nime, 12-2-07

We are the Strange profiled by host Mark Fennel. (link)

ABC World News, Sundance Sucks: Is Youtube Its Successor?, 12-2-07

On camera interview about my experience at Sundance 2007. (link)

Speaking Engagement/Workshop Highlights

Resfest Brazil, Sao Paolo, Brazil, March 2007

Two solo lectures about DIY filmmaking and mixed media animation. (link)

Picnic Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2007

One solo lecture on next generation filmmaking and one panel about online film distribution. (link)

Berlin Talent Campus, Berlin, Germany, February 2008, 2009

Guest “Expert” Two solo workshops on internet distribution and DIY filmmaking, also hosted one event and was on two panels. (link)

BAVC Innovation Salon, San Francisco, Ca, March 2008

On a panel about independent filmmaking

South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin, Texas, March 2008

On a panel about online film piracy. (link)

Final Cut Pro Supermeet, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2008

Featured Speaker. Solo workshop getting into the details of high definition mixed media animation production. (link)

DIY DAYS LA/SF, Los Angeles, San Francisco, May 2008

Featured Speaker. Two solo workshops about internet film distribution + 2 panels. (link)

Youtube Filmmakers Event, Los Angeles, Ca, June 2008

Featured Speaker. Panel about my experiences as a filmmaker on Youtube. (link)

Virginia Commonwealth University,  Richmond, Virginia, July 2008

Featured Speaker. Solo workshop about creativity and developing your own style. (link)

Acko Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia, October 2008

Featured Speaker. Two solo workshops about internet film distribution and mixed media animation. (link)

Power to the Pixel, London, England, November 2008

Featured Speaker. One solo workshop about internet film distribution + 2 panels. (link1) (link2)

World Gone Digital, Rome, Italy, November 2008

Featured Speaker on a panel about self distribution.

Macworld Supermeet, San Francisco, Ca, January 2009

Featured Speaker. Presentation about 3d character animation techniques. (link)

Fresh Film Festival, Limerick, Ireland March  2009

Special guest speaker. Workshop about 3d character animation techniques and did stop motion animation with a classroom of 10 year olds. (link)

Edinburgh Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland June 2009

Special guest speaker. Workshop about online film distribution and building audiences. (link)

PIXEL conference, Paris, France December 2009

Special guest speaker. Workshop about online film distribution and building audiences. (link)

MacVideoExpo, London, England June 2011

Special guest speaker. Presentation about creating independent 3d animated feature films, and UBERecting. (link)

LACPUG, Los Angeles, California January 2014

Special guest speaker. Presentation about creating independent 3d animated feature films . (link)

Siggraph 2014, Vancouver, Canada August 2014

Special guest speaker. Presentation for Maxon Computer about creating video games without coding using Cinema 4d and Unity . (link)

Game Developers Conference 2015, San Francisco, California March 2015

Presentation and workshop on behalf of Maxon Computer about creating video games without coding using Cinema 4d and Unity .

Education

San Jose State University, Bachelor of Science : Kinesiology Major, Nutrition Minor