KQED Homemade Film Festival Award Winning Film: Two Ply Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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The Award Winning short film of the KQED Homemade Film Festival, Two Ply Over the Cuckoo's Nest is an animated short created by filmmaker Kate Miller. Two Ply follows a piece of toilet paper living life in quarantine.

Two Ply Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the award winning film of the new KQED Homemade Film Festival line up.

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Director Statement:

During this unusual time that we are all living through, I believe it is important to find ways of processing our thoughts and emotions. For me a little comedy is hugely beneficial, as I am sure it is to many others. I think that many people can relate to the inherent humor in the stockpiling of toilet paper during a pandemic, which is why I chose it as the theme and medium for my homemade film. I hope that viewers will find a bit of joy and amusement in watching Two Ply Over The Cuckoo’s Nest during these otherwise unsettling times.

Film Critic Randy Myers Says:

Kate J. Miller’s toilet paper recreation of our SIP realities makes you smile and laugh, and that’s something that we all crave. Every aspect of “Two Ply” -- from its coy title to its wild TP animation -- ever so perfectly encapsulates what it is like to work and live at home.  A perfect Rx for when you’re feeling down.

Director Biography:

Kate Miller is a self-taught artist and stop-motion animator born and raised in Oakland, California. She began sculpting with clay at a very young age and grew up with a love of film, acting, and puppetry. For the past ten years she has been producing her own animated short films and is currently in production on The Pirate Grace, a stop-motion film based on the true story of Grace O’Malley, the Irish pirate chieftain. Miller enjoys spending her time behind the camera, building sets, and moving puppets around miniature worlds.

To find more of Kate's work and to follow along with the progress of The Pirate Grace you can do so at her YouTube here 

Or follow along via instagram @ThePirateGrace