Misadventures of a Symbiote

A series of four collaborative animations by Iridium Productions, Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project, and Setravision.  The series premiered at the 13th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival.  Previously, the animations were shown as part of the Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project installation at the Mobius ArtRages Benefit, and the 2010 Reelfest, at The Somerville Theatre.

This is a re-creation of an animation originally created by the homeless visionary known as “S.N.A.F.U”.  Though S.N.A.F.U’s original films are missing, presumed destroyed, the articulated model of the Symbiote and many of the other oddities seen in the film, are the original relics assembled by S.N.A.F.U.  In the years since S.N.A.F.U’s death, The Empire S.N.A.F.U Restoration Project has labored in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations to bring S.N.A.F.U.’s legacy to the public.

These Symbiote animations were staged, shot, and edited at the Iridium Productions studio.  Several objects and the projected artworks were employed from Juliet Schneider’s collection.

Setravision was formed in 1999 by  multimedia artist, designer and instructor Garabed Setrakian. In addition to his integral role as animator, technical consultant & post-production wizard, Garabed created the Symbiote title sigil.

Music on Parts 3 & 4 is by Birdorgan.

Second Unit Video is by Ronny Preciado.


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